5 BEST WEEKEND HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS NEAR CHANDIGARH
Chandigarh being the first planned city of India, it is the primal definition of urbanization. Seating in the lap of the Shiwalik mountain ranges, the city is said to be the epitome place of the vibrant natural beauty and exquisite tourist spots.
Surrounding the city, you will have numerous tourist gateways, some in the surrounding lush, green valleys, while some in the far north, lying within the Himalayan ranges.
As the city is connected to many other cities of Punjab and even other states like those of Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, and even Haryana, choosing the perfect one-day gateways can be problematic.
So, here is the list of the five amazing gateways for a weekend near Chandigarh that you will definitely love to visit. For more convenience, you can even hire a tour and travel services provider.
- MORNI HILLS
Perfect for a day out, Morni village is a small hill station in the Haryana state. Its beauty lies in the lush greenery stretching across its seamless horizon. Two lakes fit perfectly in the spurs arising from the slopes of the Shivalik range. Morni Hills is best known for the amazing view of the forest-clad mountain ranges and the calm ambiance that usually comes in handy in a city life.
Tikkar Taal, a sparsely populated area but, nevertheless it is a nature’s call to experience the surrounding cliffs and the tranquillity of the place. For a more adventurous stay, you will have the adventure park with activity programs like the climbing nets, zipline, and so on.
Located in Himachal Pradesh, the name was derived from the Hindu deity of Shoolini Devi. Visiting the hill station for a peaceful outing isn’t just the only reason you will have. After all, the place is known as the “Mushroom City of India” for a reason. Also, who wouldn’t love to see the vast expanses of the tomato farms?
In fact, it will be best if you visit the place during the month of June where the entire place decks up beautifully for the Shoolini Fair. It is during this time that Thoda, a historical dance of the tribe is performed.
Naldehra is located in a close vicinity with Shimla. It is situated amidst the lofty mountain ranges and the lush, green forests. The place isn’t just a hill station that you will visit for the soothing climate and other mountainous activities. In fact, Naldehra houses of the oldest nine-hole golf course in the entire country.
Two famous fairs are held in June and October, making it an ideal place to visit to witness the enthusiasm of the locals and the exhilaration of the fairs. There is a Nag Temple, the Mahunag temple, which is dedicated to the Serpent God. It is believed that the city got its name from the Serpent God.
- RAJAJI NATIONAL PARK
Located in the foothills of the Shiwaliks, it is a tiger conservational park along with being a wildlife reserve. Because of its varying location, the forest has different types of flora including the deciduous one and even the riverine one. Both the elephants and tigers predominantly resides in the north-western part of the forest. Apart from this, chital, barking deer, hog deer, nilgai, sloth bears, and even leopards are some of the species found here.
- ANANDPUR SAHIB
Being the house to one of the five Takhts of Sikhism, Anadpur Sahib is considered to be sacred place for the Sikhs. Beside visiting the Keshgarh Sahib Gurdwara, you can enjoy the luxury farmstay in Anandpur Sahib as the town is full of Gurudwaras and forts.