10 Weekend Getaways from Chandigarh

Bored and Exhausted with your monotonous life -same daily routine, busy schedules? You definitely need a new outlet to escape. Small weekend trips from Chandigarh can be really rejuvenating and are ideal for setting yourself in equilibrium with mind and soul.

Chandigarh is a beautifully planned city which holds a special place in the heart of north India. It has many weekend getaways around to recharge your spirits. The slopes around the region are calling you to relax, to relive the adventure- go trekking, waterway and just explore.City is easily accessible from lush green Himachal and Utarakhand and culturally rich Delhi and Rajasthan. It’s time to start touring in your Toyota and explore the weekend destinations around Chandigarh.

 Below are the 10 inviting places for weekend trips around Chandigarh

Dehradun- 172 km from Chandigarh

Dehradun holds together variety of tourist and beautiful river side spots.The famous tourist places are Tapkeshwar Temple, Robbers Cave (GuchuPani), Sahastradhara, Buddha Temple, Tapovan Temple, Malsi Deer Park. The “Queen of Hills”- Mussoorie and Rishikesh is also nearby.The mesmerising view of Dehradun will captivate your eyes forever.

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Dharamshala andMcleodganj- 240 km from Chandigarh

In a two day trip to Dharamshala, you can discover the whole city. Enjoy mesmerising views as you trek to Triund,treat yourself in best cafés ofMcleodganj -Shiva Café, Namgyal Café and Joyful Café. Take home beautiful Tibetan stone jewellery and handicrafts. If you love adventures go for paragliding in BirBiling. Dharmashala has many hidden spots for Camping in the forests under the clear blue sky.

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Manali– 290 km from Chandigarh.

Random plan banakarManalinahigae to kahagae! Manali is the best mix of tourist attractions. Offer your prayers at Hadimba Templefamous for its architecture and religious value.Visit Tibetan Monasteries- Himalayan NyingmapaGompa and GadhanThekchhoklingGompa. Pamper the tired body at Vashisht Hot Water Springs. Hear the melodious sound of waterfall at Jogini Falls.Solang Valley- the Hub of Adventure Sports. You dare don’t forget the Kasol valley.

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Jim Corbett National Park – 350 km from Chandigarh

It’s one of the few reserves that offer to stay inside the park in its rest houses. It is a paradise to wild animals in their natural form and the most famous Tiger reserve. Jeep Safari is the way to explore the wildlife. Around Jim Corbett National Park you can also visit Garija Temple after climbing several stairs; Sitabani Forest Reserve- an abode for deer, wild boars, elephant, tigers, leopard, and king cobra; Corbett Water Fall, Kosi River and Bijrani Tourist Zone are few additions.

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 Agra – 450 km from Chandigarh

When you think of Agra you think of Taj Mahal- the epitome of love and architecture; feel mesmerized by the beauty of this one among Seven Wonders of the World. Visit Agra Fort- which was once residence of the Mughal Dynasty Emperors; the Akbar Tomb – has beautiful carvings on wall. Don’t forget to have Petha- the most popular sweet.

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Amritsar – 220 km from Chandigarh

It is one of the favourite and most visited weekend destinations from Chandigarh. Golden Temple is the most visited religious site. The Golden structure, the mystic pond, the delicious halwa (kadaprasad) and many religious beliefs makes Golden Temple so popular.JallianwalaBagh is just 1 km away from Golden Temple which narrates the story of heinous public massacre done by the British Army.Wagah Border is the only border crossing road between India and Pakistan.The other places likeHarike Wetland, Bathinda Fort are just nearby.

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Delhi– 250 km from Chandigarh

Old and New Delhi are contrasting and complementing to each other. Cherish your eyes with Red fort, Jama Masjid;Chandni Chowk – a bit crowded and congested but definitely captivating; Humayun’s Tomb; QutabMinar- the tallest brick monument in the world; India Gate- the War Memorial; The Lotus Temple-        shaped like lotus is made out from concrete covered by marble. If you are a party freak Delhi has plenty of party spots for you- Visit HauzKhas Village, Kitty Su, Shiro, The Blue Bar, and The Hard Rock Café.

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Rishikesh – 200 km from Chandigarh

The best adventure and spiritual tourist destination in India. A 16 km Rafting stretch in white waters of Rishikesh. Jumping from heights to pump your adrenaline – enjoy bungee jumping,giant swings and flying fox.The Ram and LaxmanJhula glorify this town; Beatles ashram           to sit and meditate in peace. Do camping and adventure sports at Shivpuri; Evening Arti at TriveniGhat will awaken your spiritual minds.

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Jaipur– 520 km from Chandigarh

An 8 hour journey from the city beautiful to Pink City is definitely worth every experience.Best time to visit is October to March. Remember Fort in the movie BajiraoMastani? Yes it’s here, its Amber Fort – famous for mirror work, the famous light and sound show, carvings and everything you can imagine.Look entire Jaipur City and sunset view through Nahargarh Fort, there is also a café inside to treat you with snacks and drinks. Jal Mahal in the middle of Lake Man Sagar is best place to see Jaipur; Hawa Mahal; Birla Mandir; Galtaji Temple add to the famous tourist destinations of Jaipur.

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 Dalhousie and Chamba – 320 km from Chandigarh

Synonymous with lush green mountains, sparkling rivers, cool breeze and British architecture- Dalhousie is a great weekend getaway from Chandigarh. It has preserved nature in its truest form. Khajjiar Lake-The mini Switzerland of India is surrounded by deodar and pine trees which add to its beauty. You can see three rivers- Beas, Ravi and Chenab and glance through green hills, plains and valleys       at Dainkund Peak. St. Francis Catholic Church is a popular place of worship and a famous tourist destination in Dalhousie. Chamera Lake, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary and Medical water of Satdhara Falls are also adjacent to Dalhousie.

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So planned you itinerary for a weekend getaway to these beautiful tourist spots near Chandigarh?

Take out you Toyota and start exploring these famous places. Toyota cars are best suitable for hilly terrains and long road trips because of its robust design and built and excellent engine quality. Start packing your bags, ask your family and relatives and go explore something new.

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