Picturesque with looming foothills as the backdrop, Chandigarh is the first planned city in north India. Designed by legendary French architect, Le Corbusier, this union territory serves as the capital of two states - Punjab and Haryana. Also addressed fondly as 'The City Beautiful' by residents, Chandigarh is visited by thousands of Indian and foreign visitors every year.
Best time to visit Chandigarh
The best months to enjoy the city are from mid-September to early December and again from February to early April. January is the coldest month when temperature dips as low as 3.5 degree Celsius.
Hotels in Chandigarh
As the capital of two states, Chandigarh receives travelers with diverse accommodation needs. No matter what your budget or preference is, you are sure to find a hotel that is just right for you. Hotels like J W Marriott Chandigarh
, Hyatt Regency Chandigarh, The Taj, Mountview Hotel
and The Lalit Chandigarh
offer a luxurious stay to make your trip even more memorable. Budget travelers can take their pick from hotels like Medallion Chandigarh Zirakpur, Hotel Orbit 34
, Hotel City Heart Premium, Hotel City Plaza 7, Hotel Solitaire and The Fern Residency among others.
Restaurants of Chandigarh
For pan-Asian cuisine you can visit OKO and Hibachi. For Italian, European and Mediterranean check out Piccante, Virgin Courtyard and Oregano while Indian and local
delicacies can be relished at Saffron, Baluchi, Dera Restaurant at Hotel Taj, Castle Grill, The Zodiac and Orchid Lounge.
Offbeat things to do in Chandigarh
• Visit Nek Chand's Rock Garden:
Named after its creator Nek Chand who created it secretly in his spare time, Rock Garden is spread over 24 acres. Winding paths and mosaic courtyards made with broken crockery, bangles, and bottle caps take visitors to a surreal world. A must-see when visiting Chandigarh.
• Stroll along Sukhana Lake:
Designed by legendary Le Corbusier this rain-fed lake was made in 1958 by damming a seasonal stream from Shivalik, Sukhana Choe. This 3 km long lake attracts locals and tourists alike who throng its shores at first available opportunity.
• See the Rose Garden:
Spread over 30 acres, this botanical garden is located in sector 16 of Chandigarh. With over 50,000 rose bushes of 1600 varieties, Rose Garden is a sight to behold during the spring season when it’s in bloom. Do not miss Rose Festival organized in the third week of February if planning to the city around that time.
• Go to the Chattbir Zoo:
One of the largest zoos in North India, Chattbir Zoo is located near Zirkapur and houses a wide variety of animals, birds, and reptiles. It is visited by people of all age groups from far and wide.
• Visit the Government Museum and Art Gallery:
It is a storehouse of miniature paintings, sculptures, modern and contemporary art, textiles, coins, manuscripts, decorative art and pottery, Government Museum and Art Gallery has been declared Grade 1 Heritage building and is a must-visit for art lovers.
Q. What are the domestic and international airlines on the Delhi to Chandigarh route?
The major airlines that operate their flights from Delhi to Chandigarh route are Air India
, Indigo, Spice Jet, and Jet Airways
Q. How is Chandigarh airport connected to the city?
Chandigarh International Airport is also known as Shaheed Bhagat Singh Airport which is an international airport spread across 305 acres in Jheourheri Village in Mohali, Punjab. It’s connected to the city via buses and taxis.
Q. What is the earliest non-stop flight from Delhi to Chandigarh?
The earliest non-stop flight from Delhi to Chandigarh departs at 6.05 am.
Q. What is the last non-stop flight from Delhi to Chandigarh?
The last non-stop flight from Delhi to Chandigarh departs at 9:45.
Q. Which airlines offer non-stop flights between Delhi to Chandigarh route?
Air India, SpiceJet, Vistara and IndiGo provide non-stop flights between Delhi to Chandigarh route.
Q. Which are the hotels in the vicinity of Chandigarh Airport?
Hotel KLG Starlite, Ramada Plaza Zirakpur
Regenta Almeida Zirakpur, Velvet Clarks Exotica and The Altius - A Boutique Hotel are some of the luxury hotels near Chandigarh airport
Shopping in Chandigarh
Chandigarh has a lot of good places to shop to suit all pockets. The main markets that you can visit are Sector 17 Market, Sector 11 Market, Sector 22-D Market, Sector 15 Market, Elante Mall, DLF City Centre and City Emporium Mall.
Nightlife in Chandigarh
, Space and Paara are some of the places you must visit to experience the nightlife in Chandigarh.
Major attractions in Chandigarh
, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake
and ChattBir Zoo are some of the major attractions in Chandigarh.
About Delhi Airport
or Indira Gandhi International Airport is one of the two biggest airports in India. It’s growing very fast and the passenger traffic has been doubled in last 10 years. Further expansion plans are underway to cater to the growing passenger traffic. Located at a distance of 16 km from New Delhi city center and spread across more than 5106 acres, it's one of the busiest airports in Asia.
Connectivity to Delhi Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport is not far from the city center (just 16 km) and is very conveniently connected. The regular bus service and availability of private taxis as well as cabs make it easy to reach the airport.
Q. What are the most popular domestic routes from Delhi?
Mumbai and Bangalore are the most popular routes from Delhi.
Q. What are the popular airlines that operate from Delhi?
Prominent airlines that offer flights from Delhi are GoAir
, Jet Airways, IndiGo, Air India, Alliance Air, AirAsia India
Q. Which are the popular luxury hotels near Delhi Airport?
The popular luxury hotels near Delhi Airport are Hotel Shanto Palace, Hotel Hanuwant Palace, Hotel Classic Diplomat
, hotel Lohmod and Hotel Le Season.
Q. What are the key attractions in Delhi?
Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort (https://www.yatra.com/india-tourism/attractions-in-new-delhi/red-fort
), Lotus Temple, Bangla Sahib and Lodi Gardens are some of the major tourist attractions in Delhi.
Q. What is the best time to Visit Delhi?
The best time to visit Delhi is from October to March. Weather is pleasant and cool at this time of the year.