Chandigarh is a beautiful place that is enclosed with the hills of Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, and North. There are a lot of places for a weekend holiday or for one day trip, with family or with friends. Chandigarh is well connected by roads, rails and airways with Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and many more beautiful places. Everyone plans for the weekend no matter with family or friends. Chandigarh is inviting you to visit some awesome places. Come on now pack your bag for the marvelous adventures on the hills or nearby places. Here is the list of some of the places near Chandigarh that can make your moments festive, momentous and unforgettable…
Timber Trail, Parwanoo
Timber Trail near Kalka is a family picnic destination in Parwanoo. It is a place well known for its beauty, adventures, etc. The most charismatic thing about this place is a ropeway of 3.6km. The car cable is going to take you to beautiful mountains, gorges so keep your cameras ready. It is the place for adventure freaks and for luxurious people because of amenities and hotels located there.
Distance between Chandigarh and cable car terminus: 35 Km
Estimated time: 45 Minutes
Key attractions: Ayurvedic massages, cycling between the mountains, trekking, excellent spas, flabbergasting views of surroundings.
Stay options in Timber Trail, Parwanoo: Timber Trail Heights, Timber Trail Resort, Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort, etc.
Located in Panchkula, Morni Hills is a picnic spot. It’s a place around the lake and the beauty of Himalayan mountains at a distance is enough to attract people to this place.
Distance between Chandigarh: 45 Km
Estimated Time: a drive of nearly 1 hour 45 minutes
Key attractions: Varieties of flora and fauna, trekking and boating, mesmerizing view
Stay options in Morni Hills: Tikkar Taal Resort, Mountain Quail, Royal Huts Resort
Barog, a less crowded and more attractive hill station is situated on Kalka-Shimla Highway. It is famous for its railway station. Barog tunnel is one of the haunted places in India.
Distance between Chandigarh: 60 Km
Estimated Time: a drive of nearly 1 hour 30 minutes
Key attractions: Views of peak Choor Chandni, Barog railway station, Barog tunnel as is the straightest tunnel in the world.
Stay options in Barog: The Pinewood, Barog Heights, The Korrins Hotel
Solan is known by the names of ‘City of Red Gold’ and ‘city of Mushrooms’. It is known by these names because of production of tomato and mushroom respectively. It is named after the primary divinity of the place, Mata Shoolni.
Distance between Chandigarh: 67.5 Km
Estimated Time: a drive of nearly 2 hours
Key attractions: Shoolni Mata Temple, Jatoli Shiv Temple, Yungdrung Tibetian Monastery, Karol Tibba, Mohan Shakti National Park.
Stay options in Solan: Paragaon Palace, Himani Resort, etc.
Bharatgarh Fort, Ropar
Bharatgarh Fort, located on the top of Shivalik Range in Ropar is one of the beautiful places to visit near Chandigarh. One part of the fort is for royal families and another one is for tourists. Anyone can enjoy the accommodation, adventurous activities and king size facilities.
Distance between Chandigarh: 65 Km
Estimated Time: a drive of nearly 1 hour 20 minutes
Key attractions: Mouthwatering Punjabi delicacies, forest trekking, bird watching, etc.
Stay options in Barog: Fort itself provide stay facility in limited number.
Now, what are you waiting for? Just pack your bags, grab some snacks and start your ride to these marvelous places.