Chandigarh lies in close proximity to a number of amazing places which are not more than 2-3 hours away from this beautiful city. If you still haven’t planned your weekend trip with your friends or family, then we have handpicked a list of lesser known getaways for you where you can make your way down to for a memorable time.
Parwanoo, near Kalka is famous for it’s Timber Trail. A location with a mix of splendid beauty and adventure, there is a 3.6 kms long ropeway you need to hop onto to reach the picnic spot. While the weather here is amazing all year round, you can spend the entire day relaxing and rejuvenating. If you are seeking some adventure, you can straightaway put on your hiking shoes.
Nahan, a small and majestic hill station of Himachal Pradesh is surrounded by serene lakes and heritage temples. Located at a distance of 120 kms from Chandigarh, Renuka Lake, Trilokpur Temples, Dhaula Kuan, Renuka Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the major attractions of this place.
Shogi is located at a distance of 105 kms from Chandigarh and what makes this place a tranquil affair are quaint slopes and beautiful oak and pine forests. If you are a passionate trekker or adventurer, you wouldn’t mind trekking on the hills. If you wish to spend some quiet time in Shogi, you can always indulge in bird watching and over-night camping.
Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National Park which is spread over a total area of 820 sq km is perfect for a family tour. This wildlife sanctuary is home to Asian elephants, panthers, tigers, cobras, python, wild boars etc. At a distance of 190 kms from Chandigarh, Rajaji National Park’s added feature is that the Ganges flows for 24 kms within the park.
Barog, an unexplored hill station on the Shimla-Kalka Highway is famous for it’s quaint railway station. Named after a British engineer, Barog is less crowded the entire year;some of the famous and thrilling places to visit in Barog include the Barog Tunnel-which is the straightest tunnel in the world and the grand views of Choor Chandni.
Head to any of these destinations near Chandigarh to make your weekend a splendid affair.