It is one of the most beautiful cities in India and there’s absolutely no dearth of things to do in Chandigarh. The best part of the city is that you can totally flip a switch and do an exactly opposite thing than what you’re currently doing.
From some of the most scenic and nature loving places to the more crowded and bustling parts of the city; this is a city is full of surprises and will satisfy the quirks of the traveller in you.
1. Take a Bicycle Ride around the City
You must have heard that the best way to often see a place is to either walk through its streets. But better yet, in Chandigarh, they have an option of riding a bicycle to this glorious city. Due to its wide streets and planned roads, this is one of the best things to do in Chandigarh.
You can rent bicycles for 2 hours via Chandigarh Bicycle and see a few manicured gardens in and around the city along with the famous Sukhana Lake and in passing you can also see the legendary Punjab University Campus!
2. Ride a Bullet
It is probably one of the coolest things to do in Chandigarh because people there are passionate about their ‘bults’. It is, in fact, a very Punjabi thing to do. Must go for it!
3. Have fun at Blu-O Rhythm and Bowl, Elante Mall
The bowling alley at Elante Mall is one of the most fun things to do in Chandigarh for children as well as adults. It has some pretty exciting games that you can indulge yourselves in such as air hockey, foosball, F1 races and if you’re a gamer, the play station lounge should do it for you. Karaoke is another way to unwind and have a little bit of recreation with friends and family.
4. Enjoy Indoor and Outdoor activities at Kikar Lodge
This place has more than just adventure sports to add to your list of things to do in Chandigarh. It entails horse riding safaris, overnight camping trips, quad biking, archery, water polo and rappelling. If you’re not an outdoor person, there is something for you too; you can play games like table tennis, pool and carom.
5. Attend the Musical Fountain Show
The beautiful city of Chandigarh comes alive with this amazing fountain show that you can witness in sector 17, which elevates the charm of the already buzzing area. The multimedia laser light show happens every evening and is a treat to watch due to its amazing sound and laser coordination.
6. Timber Trail
You’ll wonder whether it’s a trekking place or some climbing gig but well, to be precise Timber Trail is a resort that can only be reached if you take a ropeway! Isn’t that an adventurous enough thing to do in Chandigarh, a bustling city?
The cable car takes you to the restaurant and pretty scenic view (though we cannot vouch for the food at the restaurant though) of the Panchkula and Shivalik Valley that we guarantee won’t be anything less than ecstatic!
7. Stroll at the Sukhana Lake
If you’re from Chandigarh or have been to Chandigarh, you would know that visiting the Sukhana Lake is a very touristy thing to do. For sure, many people will agree with me but sometimes you should just go with the flow.
You could take a boat ride or a shikara ride, enjoy feeding ducks or simply walk up to the Garden of Silence along the Sukhana shore and view the sun go down from the lake, indeed a soothing way to end your day of sightseeing.
8. Fun City Amusement Park
It is just like any other amusement park you must have been to (we won’t lie) but if you’re in the company of kids, then this amusement park should be on your list of things to do in Chandigarh!
You have water as well as non-water rides at your disposal and this is the place where you can unleash that child in you and go carefree and have some fun!
9. Fitness Trails
If you’re a morning person and also like to keep yourself fit (even on holidays) then this place is the best. Jogging through the trail also serves as an eye soother as it has seasonal flowers all over the place. What better way to start your day?
Even if you don’t wake up early or break a sweat here, it is yet posed as one of the incredible things to do in Chandigarh, not just for its scenic but also its architectural value.
10. Visit the Mohali Stadium
Just 8 km away from Chandigarh, this is a pitch every cricket fan must visit because it definitely brings back a lot of fan memories. If you’re an ardent cricket fan then this place has to be more than just on your list of ‘things to do’ in Chandigarh (you know what we mean, emotional attachments and all).
And, if you’re on a planned trip, make sure you adjust your time in tangent with the dates of the LIVE match. #FanMoments.