BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN PANCHKULA

Breif Introduction:

Panchkula is a plane city of state Haryana situated in northern India. This city is well designed with a systematic layout, wide roads adorned with beautiful trees and buildings that complement the modern outlook. It is just at the distance of 10 km from the famous city Chandigarh. It has a number of places to visit but I am going to tell you about the top 3 places where maximum tourists visit.

1. Yadvinder Garden, Pinjore, Panchkula.

It is also famous by the name of Pinjore gardens situated in the Pinjore city of Panchkula district of Haryana on the Shimla-Kalka highway.

Historical garden built in the 17th century is based on the Mughal style of architecture. It was built by Fadai Khan and then renovated by the Patiala dynasty of the Sikh ruler.

Pinjore Garden Landscapic view

It is almost a replica of Shalimar bagh, Srinagar and has seven terraces with the main gate opening into the highest 1st terrace “shish mahal” (palace of glass ), then Hawa mahal (airy palace)  followed by rang mahal (colour palace ). The next terrace has trees and flowerbeds which is adjoined by Jal mahal (palace of water). Fountains and tree grooves are provided on the next terrace and the last terrace has an open-air theatre.

Terraced view of Pinjore garden

Pinjore Mango Mela (mango festival) in July and Pinjore heritage festival in December are the major annual attractions at the garden.

This garden covers an area of around 100 acres and contains a lot of varieties of flowers, trees and herbs.

Hawa Mahal from a side angle view
Rang Mahal Pinjore Garden

There are some eatery shops inside the garden where one can enjoy local snacks and drinks at a reasonable cost.

The entry ticket is 25 rupees for adults and the timings are from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Also famous among couples for the pre-wedding shots due to its unique architecture.

Just 30 km away from the Chandigarh international airport and well connected with roads. You can spend 3-4 hours here to fully explore the garden. Lighting in the late evening makes the scenes mesmerizing.

Open-Air Theatre at the far end of Pinjore Garden

2. Gurudwara Nada Sahib, Panchkula.

Sikh shrine situated in Panchkula, Haryana in northern India. Located on the banks of Ghaggar Hakra river in Shivalik foothills.

Gurudwara Nada Sahib at sunset time

Historical Gurudwara related with 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji who halted here while travelling from Paonta Sahib to Anandpur Sahib after the battle of Bhangani in 1688.

The building of this Gurudwara is spectacular in its style and placed with white marble on the walls. Due to its geographical location, it gives immense peace and stability in mind when mixed with the sound of hymens from the Gurudwara.

Entrance point for Gurudwara Nada Sahib

Easily approachable through a well-connected network of roads and it is just half an hour away from Chandigarh International Airport.

Gurudwara has Sarai facilities (places to stay ) and Langer facilities (common free kitchen) for visitors.

The full moon day every month is celebrated as a festival occasion attended by a large number of people from surrounding villages and towns.

Me at Gurudwara nada Sahib in late evening.

3. Tikkar Taal lake, Morni Hills, Panchkula.

Morni Hills is a wonderful place situated on the outskirts of Panchkula in Haryana in northern India. It is the only hill station in Haryana, which is quite popular for locals.

Mountain Quail Resort at Tikkar lake

The main attraction of this place is Tikkar Taal lake which is at a distance of 7 km from the morni village. It is a manmade lake.

Lake with beautiful green lush vegetation at tikkar taal.

There is a Mountain Quail Resort on the bank of this lake and is being managed by Department of tourism, Haryana government. Recently, the Haryana government promoted this place to a large extent and started various outdoor water adventurous sports like paragliding, boating, parasailing etc.

Parasailing at Tikkar Taal Lake, Morni Hills
Parasailing at Tikkar taal lake, Morni Hills
Boating at Tikkar taal lake, Morni Hills
Parasailing at Tikkar Taal Lake, Morni Hills

If you are looking for a few hours of peace and calm then morni hills is the ideal spot to visit and there is a small cafeteria too where you can eat snacks and drinks.

Another glimpse of Tikkar taal lake, Morni Hills

It is situated approximately 50 km away from Chandigarh international airport. Moreover, It is well-connected with roads and the road has beautiful scenic views.

Kids activity at Tikkar Taal lake, morni hills

Conclusion:

Panchkula is a beautiful city to visit and you can enjoy it by travelling to the above-mentioned places. Apart from these places, one could enjoy the delicious local food in restaurants. If you would like to explore this city to its fullest then visit it in the months from October to March and try to spend at least 2 days here.

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