Chandigarh, India

The perfect 2 days itinerary

Chandigarh, the capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, is known for its modern architecture and urban design. The city was planned by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, and his buildings include the Capitol Complex with its High Court, Secretariat and Legislative Assembly, as well as the giant Open Hand Monument. The city is also home to several beautiful gardens, including the Rock Garden and Rose Garden, making it one of the greenest cities in India.

What to do in Chandigarh?

This 2 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Chandigarh. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Explore the Architectural Wonders


Start your day with a visit to the Capitol Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site designed by Le Corbusier. Explore the High Court, Secretariat, and Legislative Assembly buildings, and don't miss the Open Hand Monument, the symbol of Chandigarh.


Head to the Rock Garden, a unique sculpture garden created by Nek Chand. The garden is made entirely from industrial and home waste. Afterward, visit the nearby Sukhna Lake, a beautiful man-made lake at the foothills of the Shivalik range.


Enjoy a leisurely stroll in the Sector 17 Market, the city's shopping hub. Try some local Punjabi cuisine for dinner.

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Day 2: Discover Chandigarh's Green Spaces


Visit the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Asia's largest rose garden, featuring over 1600 species of roses. Then, head to the Government Museum and Art Gallery, which houses a vast collection of Gandharan sculptures, Pahari and Rajasthani miniature paintings.


Explore the Leisure Valley, a continuum of various theme gardens that stretch across the heart of the city. Visit the Garden of Fragrance, full of fragrant plants like jasmine, rose, and raat ki rani.


End your day with a visit to the Elante Mall, the second-largest shopping mall in Northern India. Enjoy a variety of dining options and entertainment activities.

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