Insider’s guide to Chandigarh

June 7, 2017 / Chandigarh

It’s time to explore the magnificent capital city of Punjab & Haryana that has rightly bagged itself the moniker ‘The City Beautiful’! We have put together a list of Top Destinations in Chandigarh for those who are not quite sure where to start, just relax and let Uber be your guide to an incredibly fun city.



Accredited by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2016, this outstanding architectural work by Le Corbusier houses the Punjab and Haryana High Court, along with monuments like The Open Hand, Martyrs’ Memorial, Geometric Hill, and Tower of Shadow.

#ProTip: Before going to visit Capitol Complex, do not forget to apply for a visitor’s pass HERE


Spread over an area of 40 acres, this world-famous garden is built entirely out of industrial and residential waste. It houses a number of interlinked man-made waterfalls, beautiful sculptures made of recycled waste, a hall of mirrors, among many other attractions. Its popularity and charm is demonstrated by the fact that the garden registers more than 5000 visits every day.

#ProTip: A lot of people visit the garden on weekends. Try visiting on a weekday to avoid the rush.


Located in sector 31, this park will transport you to Kyoto as soon as you enter. The park is made of two phases, which are connected by an underground tunnel decorated with beautiful Japanese paintings on both sides. It also has a meditation centre, a few water bodies, and golden bamboos.

#ProTip: Do not forget to take selfies & other photos, and let everyone know about this mini-Japan in Chandigarh!


While planning for it, Le Corbusier foresaw the lake as a part of the city giving “care of the body and spirit”. Sukhna lake has the longest channel in Asia for rowing and yachting events, is frequented by many exotic migratory birds, and has been declared as a protective national wetland by the Govt. Of India.

#ProTip: It is the perfect place for a morning jog/walk. And yes, do have a go at boating at least once.


With a retail space of more than 1 million square feet, this mall is the second largest in North India, and eleventh largest in the entire country. It hosts all the well-known international brands, an 8-screen multiplex, and even a mini amusement park - FunCity!

#ProTip: A completely genuine advice - take an Uber and avoid the time spent in parking.


Dubbed “The heart of Chandigarh”, sector 17 plaza is a massive shopping centre planned around four pedestrian concourses meeting at a central intersection. It’s the place to be in evenings when the neon signs shine bright, the cool breeze fills your heart with pleasure, and the cafes are full of people having a relaxing time.

#ProTip: Capital Book Depot and Indian Coffee House are some of the oldest establishments here. They are vintage places that stood the test of time and are still going strong.