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Chandigarh is the capital city of Punjab and Haryana which is located at the base of Shivalik Hills. This charming city boasts plenty of sacred religious sites, museums, architectural marvels, lush parks and colourful markets. No trip to this city is complete without visiting the spectacular Rock Garden, an open-air exhibition space which was constructed in 1957 by Nek Chand. This notable site is spread over 40 acres and features more than 5000 sculptures and colourful mosaics created from pipes, bottles, terracotta pots, electrical fittings, broken sanitary ware and other recycled scrap materials. The Mansa Devi Temple is another site worth visiting in the city which was built by Maharaja Gopal Singh of Manimajra; it’s one of India’s prominent Shakti temples with stunning statues. You can also step inside the Nada Sahib Gurudwara, which is located on the banks of Ghaggar River with a two-storey domed structure and brick-paved courtyard. Get in touch with Brightsun Travel about budget hotels in Chandigarh and treat yourself to a great value holiday.
Chandigarh is renowned for its superb museum spaces that allow you an interesting insight into the city’s rich cultural heritage. Start by visiting the Museum of Evolution of Life in Sector 10 which is dedicated to the region’s biological diversity and the evolution of life. Here you can discover a wide range of paintings and items related to the Indus Valley Civilization. Another intriguing museum in Chandigarh is the International Dolls Museum, which offers a fascinating insight into many rich cultural ethnicities with a rare collection of dolls, murals and an impressive model of a German railway station. After exploring Chandigarh’s top cultural institutions, you could retreat to the lush Leisure Valley for relaxation; this treasure trove of sprawling gardens was designed by Le Corbusier, featuring a natural stream, illuminated musical fountain, canopies and plenty of aromatic and medicinal plants. Finally, don’t forget to visit the famous Zakir Hussain Rose Garden which is home to more than 1600 rose species. Book Chandigarh tour packages through Brightsun Travel and look forward to an amazing city break!