Weekend getaways around Chandigarh are found in aplenty providing the visitors ample opportunities to enjoy their weekends away from the chaotic city life. These destinations located in close proximity to the main city are well connected with rail and road networks and hence are ideal for a weekend getaway. Ranging from exhilarating adventurous sports to religious destinations your weekend packages for travel around Chandigarh provides a plethora of options for an exciting travel experience. Some of these popular destinations around Chandigarh are:
Mata Mansa Devi Temple
The temple situated at Panchkula it is dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi. Spread over a landscape of 100 acres the temple is located about 10 kilometres from Chandigarh. Thus a popular weekend getaway around Chandigarh, Mata Mansa Devi temple is one of the prominent Shakti temples of the region. The ideal time to visit the temple is during the auspicious days of Navratra festival as this is the time when thousands of devotees visit the temple to bow to the deity and to participate in the Navratra fair celebrated each year.
When planning weekend breaks around Chandigarh a journey to Morni Hills is an absolute must. The jungle settings are soothing to the eyes and also offer opportunity to spot wild animals in their natural habitat. The park is home to some of the furious predators including leopards and also other creatures such as langur, rhesus monkeys, deer and others. Thus a favourite amongst wildlife enthusiasts, Morni Hills is covered with pine trees. The serene backdrop of the hills is further enhanced for the visitors by the government as it is laced with small playgrounds for children, a roller skating rink and a swimming pool perfect for rejuvenation. It is therefore considered an ideal tourist place away from the noisy cities and in the lap of Mother Nature.
About 20 kms away from the city of Chandigarh, Pinjore is the city of beauteous Rajasthani Mughal style Yadavindra Gardens. The place has references in the holy epic of Hindus, Mahabharata and is considered to be the place where Pandavas (mythical clan of rulers) had rested during their time period in exile. The highlight of the city is undoubtedly its beauteous Yadavindra Gardens; beautifully manicured gardens are further laced with fountains and waterfalls. Other sightseeing attractions include its palaces showcasing a fine blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles.
According to the holy Hindu epic, Mahabharata, Kurukshetra is the place where the battle of Mahabharat was fought between the warrior clans of Pandavas and Kauravas. The region is now a popular tourist destination and one that must be added to your Chandigarh weekend getaways plan. The region boasts of housing various sites related to the times of Mahabharata. Some of the must visit places in the town includes the place where Bhagvad Gita (holy text of Hindus) was narrated to Arjuna by Lord Krishna- Jyotisar, a museum displaying artefacts and paintings depicting the Mahabharata war- Krishna Temple, Bhadrakali Temple and more.