10 Places to Visit near Chandigarh on Weekends

After a long hectic week full of pressure and deadlines an instant escape from the chaos is required. Then what can be better than planning your weekend getaway. To stay happy and healthy always, rejuvenation is required after an interval, it helps in strengthening your bond with nature, becoming more open minded and make you feel ecstatic So take a break from tight schedules, treat yourself and explore something new.

Chandigarh, the face of modern India and due to its perfect landscape, planned architecture, road laid out well, trees on every fence and roadsides and disciplines people, we refer it as “THE CITY BEAUTIFUL”. This city itself holds countless places to visit. If you want to go far this time then here, we are with the 10 best places near Chandigarh where you can enjoy your weekend leaving behind hustle and bustle of city.

We made the things easier for you, lets start.

Trail through the top 10 Places to visit near Chandigarh on weekends!

1. Morni Hills

Monsoon in Morni Hills

It is some 45 KMs away from Chandigarh and is much known for Tikkar Taal for trekking. One of the famous routes for trekking here is to Ghaggar River. At Morni Hills, one can spend a relaxing weekend as there is much greenery around, that early morning chirping of the birds and subtle rays of the sun really make one feel warm and welcomed.

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2. Renuka Ji Lake

Renuka Lake, Himachal Pradesh

This is the best family destination for the weekends where you get to enjoy some boating, stay at the hotel and there are temples around of great historical significance that one must visit. Renuka Ji is located in Nahan and that some 90 KMs away from Chandigarh. People love the ambience here and it is a popular tourist spot as well.

3. Kasauli

It is quite famous for Monkey Point and the historical Christ and Baptist Church. It has its own Brewery and if you happen to be there you might as well get a look at on how the perfect malt whiskey gets made. Kasauli is some 54 KM away for Chandigarh and to be honest it is a good place to go if you don’t want to be very far from the town.

4. Rishikesh

Is the river rafting your thing? Do you want to get adventurous this weekend? Rishikesh offers rock climbing, bungee jumping, river rafting, fox flying and much more. Also, it is a Yoga Capital of India which means there are plenty of meditation centres spread across the place for some god spiritual healing. It is some 208 KMs away from Chandigarh but the activities it offers, it is definitely worth your time and money.

5. Chokhi Dhani

Located in Panchkula-Shimla Highway, Chokhi Dani is a perfect place to enjoy the evening if you are only planning to stay one night or maybe get back home the same day. A little place for a delightful experience where food is wonderful, puppet shows, traditional Rajasthani folklore and the artwork is stunning.

6. Parwanoo

It is very near to the city which is some 36 KM, falls under the New Chandigarh region. It is known for cable car rides and timber trail. While on your way back home be sure to get some jam, jellies and yummy marmalades as they produce it fresh there.

7. Barog

Just 60 KMs away located on the Kalka-Shimla Highway, this place is so scenic that your pictures will turn out to be epic. If you are here do not miss out on the Toy train. Also, it has a spooky touch to it, you may meet a ghost in the Barog tunnel. We dare you to check it out at night! Can you?

8. Solan

You may call it a “city of mushrooms” or the “city of red gold” because of its mass tomato production but one cannot deny the spiritual character that Solan offers as it is home to several temples. It is some 67 KM away and mostly is crowded with the families.

9. Chail

It is known as the exotic hill station. It has a little bit of everything. Chail Sanctuary is must to visit and has famous Chail Gurudwara that you can visit during the day. Chail Palace which was once a retreat only for Maharaja Patiala is now under Himachal Government and one surely enjoys their stay in the Palace. Overall, it is a place worth spending a weekend at.

10. Naldehra

For outdoor activities and sight-seeing, Naldehra is the best hill station to be to spend the weekend in. You can do some horse riding, explore the alpine and deodar woods, or just lay back and spend some special time with your loved one at the beautiful guest houses which this place is full of.

Where are you heading this weekend? Every listed placed has something different to offer you. Share your experience with us. Pack your bags now and start off your journey.

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Guest Author : Content Marketer by day and a vivid reader by night, Jasmit Kaur has an experience of 5 years in content writing and is currently working with Find in CHD as a content marketer. Dwelling in Chandigarh, her spare time is devoted to cooking, dancing, taking care of pets and road trips to anywhere. Find What she is upto here Facebook | Instagram
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