Home to the Manimajra Fort that is over 360 years old, Manimajra was once a princely state under the rule of Gareeb Das, a Sikh zamindar. Today, thanks to the Oscar-winning Hollywood flick ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ (parts of the movie were shot here) Manimajra has sees an influx of tourists and is a prominent locality in Chandigarh. Located close to Panchkula, Haryana, Manimajra is predominantly a residential hub populated with a number of housing societies and complexes. The Chandigarh International Airport is around 13 km away from Manimajra while the Chandigarh Railway Station is around 6 km away. Finding accommodation here is not an issue, thanks to the availability of a number of budget hotels in Manimajra. Along with this, you can choose from a number of 2-star rated and 3-star rated hotels in Manimajra. If you are willing to spend, do put up in one of the 4-star rated hotels in Manimajra that promise quality and luxury. During your stay here, do make it a point to visit the famous Rock Garden which is around 6 km from Manimajra. With the Shivaliks in the backdrop, Sukhna Lake is an ideal place to plan a picnic with you family as it offers boat rides, paddling, an area for children to play, a number of food stalls and a jogging track. Fun City, around 4 km away from Manimajra is yet another place that promises a day of fun and entertainment. Wonder Water (inside Fun City) and its water slides are a welcome treat during the warm summer months. For an evening of leisure, Shivalik Park is around 650 metres away from this locality and great for those who like to go for walks. There are a number of small eateries and restaurants in and around Manimajra that will keep you well-fed. Fouji Sweet & Dhaba, Kreative Chocolate, Shirdi Food & Snacks, Hot Waves and New Fauji Dhaba are eateries famous among the locals here and you would want to dig into the delicious food and snacks available.
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