Chandigarh, the City Beautiful is a city full of energy and has plenty of beautiful places to explore. But, did you know that there are a number of adventure getaways near Chandigarh as well! Yes, in its vicinity there are places where nature and adventure lovers can go and explore something new that is more peaceful than the hustle and bustle of city life.
Chandigarh’s location offers easy access and drive through to plenty of places that are great for weekend outing sprees and adventurous experiences. Lying in close proximity to the city is the amazingly beautiful Himachal Pradesh, the serene Uttarakhand, the busy capital city Delhi and diverse Rajasthan. These provide plenty of options for the people of Chandigarh to make beautiful memories by having interesting experiences.
Here is a list of some of the finest adventurous spots near Chandigarh that not only offer a visual treat but also have other activities and fun segments to be a part of:
1. Parwanoo- Himachal Pradesh
Parwanoo is an ideal nearby destination that offers scenic beauty and lies just at a distance of just 30 km from Chandigarh. You can reach Parwanoo by taking the Chandigarh-Shimla Highway. It offers a great place for rejuvenation and its refreshing weather offers a break from the unbearable heat during summers. Its close proximity to the city further paves the way for a single day round trip as well.
Distance from Chandigarh – 30 KMS
2. Morni Hills, Haryana
Situated about 45 KMS away from the city lies the small town of Morni Hills, a part of the Panchkula district of Haryana. Morni Hills is an alluring destination with two lakes surrounded by hills and offers plenty of opportunities for treks and camping.
It is known for its plethora of flower varieties and bird species and the Ghaggar River trek is a favourite among tourists to this place. The name of Morni is believed to be derived from a queen who once ruled the area and has Shivalik hills of the Himalayas as the parent range.
Distance from Chandigarh – 45 KMS
3. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand
In the state of Uttarakhand lies a cantonment town called Lansdowne which is 315 KMS from Chandigarh. The hill station is blessed with oak forests and pine, making it highly picturesque and this is why the hill station is a trekker’s paradise. The Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, which is the most visited Hindu temple in the area and is flocked by thousands of devotees during the month of Sawan.
And the old cemetery in Kitchener Lines is one of the most mysterious places and is often called as the most haunted place in Landsdowne. Plus, the tranquil and the pristine surroundings offer a romantic environment thus making it an apt place for couples as well.
Distance from Chandigarh – 315 KMS
4. Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand
A great place for a quick getaway from Chandigarh is the Rajaji National Park and it has been named after C.Rajagopalchari, a prominent leader of the freedom struggle. It is an Indian National Park that encompasses the Shivaliks, that lie near the foothills of the Himalayas.
The park is located at a distance of 134 KMS from Chandigarh and is famous for its large population of Asian Elephants as well as its bird watching activities. Spread over 820 sq km that encompass three districts of Uttarakhand, the major attractions of this place are bird watching and butterfly sighting.
Distance from Chandigarh – 134 KMS
5. Naldehra, Himachal Pradesh
Among the myriad hamlets of Himachal Pradesh, Naldhera is a town away from the hustle bustle of the well-renowned hill station Shimla. At a short distance of 150 KMS from Chandigarh, Nadhera makes for a great off beat trekking destination for those wanting a break from the busy life of the Tricity.
Naldhera is a perfect place to enjoy the surrounding beauty with a session of golf at Naldehra 9 Hole Golf Course or take a walk in the apple orchards of Mashobra. If you have toddlers accompanying you, then hiring a pony to traverse the beautiful place would be truly beautiful.
Distance from Chandigarh – 150 KMS
So, without giving a second thought, pack your bags and head out of the Tricity to one of these spots for a breath of fresh air and plenty of adventurous experiences!