Panchkula

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Panchkula featuring heritage elements, a temple or place of worship and heritage architecture

The ornate temples, British landmarks and astounding cactus garden of this metropolis brings a distinct charm to the Chandigarh tri-city area. 

Visit pretty Panchkula to meet friendly locals, admire traditional temples and relax in verdant garden environments. Set below the picturesque Shivalik Mountains, this urbanized metropolis boasts something for everyone, from cactus gardens to golf courses.

Panchkula makes up one of the urban districts of the Chandigarh tri-city, which includes Chandigarh and Mohali. Its name, which translates to "where five canals meet" refers to its position on the scenic Ghaggar River and the ancient aqueducts that once supplied vital water to the city.

Check out the Bhima Devi Temple in the Pinjore district and marvel at the remains that have survived several centuries of war. An on-site museum exhibits the chaitya windows, which are characterized by their horseshoe shape, miniature turrets and Hindu statuettes that once adorned the temple walls.

Nearby, the Yadavindra Gardens offer a place to sit among nature. Walk the polished pathways of these 17th-century Mughal gardens, look for its central aqueduct and explore the royal residences that dot the grounds.

Escape to the peaceful green surrounds of the Panchkula Cactus Garden. This famed botanic garden displays more than 2,500 species of cacti. Attend the annual cactus show in March to learn about their medicinal properties.

Hop on a rickshaw to Nahan Kothi on the outskirts of town. This monument is one of the last remaining examples of 19th-century British architecture in the region.

Golf enthusiasts may want to play a round at the Panchkula Golf Course, which snakes through the Ghaggar River Valley. The Shalimar shopping mall offers further modern delights. Find your favorite cuisine in the international food courts and shop in fashionable boutiques.

Panchkula is surrounded by a number of worthwhile daytrip destinations. Drive to the Sikh Temple of Nada Sahib or watch monks praying at Mata Mansa Devi. Both are less than 30 minutes away by car. Morni Hills, a hillside area awash with colorful native blooms, is just an hour's drive away. Trek, rock climb or camp around the lakes of this scenic locale.

Panchkula is located east of Chandigarh. Get there from Chandigarh via taxi or bus.

Holiday Inn Chandigarh Panchkula, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Chandigarh Panchkula, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
City Centre, Sector 3, Panchkula, Haryana
The price is ¥5,621 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
This family-friendly Panchkula hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium and Morni Hills. Gurudwara Nada Sahib is ...
3.8/5 Good! (124 reviews)
"stayed only for one night enroute Manali. Good location, clean property. They packed breakfast for us for our onward journey."

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Holiday Inn Chandigarh Panchkula, an IHG Hotel
Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels, Bella Vista, Panchkula - Chandigarh
Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels, Bella Vista, Panchkula - Chandigarh
4 out of 5
SM-8, City Center, Sector-5, Panchkula, Haryana
The price is ¥9,066 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Situated in Panchkula, this spa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Gurudwara Nada Sahib, Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, and Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park. ...
3.9/5 Good! (29 reviews)
"We had issues with the electronic lock which took several attempts and several different keys to unlock the room door. When this happens each time you want to enter your room was frustrating. The hotel did not even offer to change room. The night in toilet kept coming on and going off on own. Even ..."

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels, Bella Vista, Panchkula - Chandigarh
Golden Tulip Chandigarh Panchkula
Golden Tulip Chandigarh Panchkula
4 out of 5
Morni Road , Near Nada Sahib Gurudwara, Panchkula, Haryana
The price is ¥7,925 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park, Sukhna Lake, and Elante Mall. Rock Garden ...
3.4/5 (31 reviews)
"It was awsome"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2021

Golden Tulip Chandigarh Panchkula
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
'Mount View' by Aparna; three bedrooms available in a lovely Homestay
'Mount View' by Aparna; three bedrooms available in a lovely Homestay
Panchkula, Haryana
The price is ¥4,436 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Situated in Panchkula, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium and within 3 mi (5 km) of Morni Hills and Gurudwara Nada Sahib. ...
'Mount View' by Aparna; three bedrooms available in a lovely Homestay
Mount View Single-bed By Aparna Bienvenue
Mount View Single-bed By Aparna Bienvenue
3.5 out of 5
A1/64 Gf, Dlf Valley, Behind Amravati, Enclave Pinjore Kalka Urban Complex, Sec, Panchkula, Haryana
Situated in Panchkula, this apartment building is within 9 mi (15 km) of Morni Hills, Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium. Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh ...
Mount View Single-bed By Aparna Bienvenue
Mount View Double-bed By Aparna Bienvenue
Mount View Double-bed By Aparna Bienvenue
3.5 out of 5
A1/64 Gf, Dlf Valley, Behind Amravati, Enclave Pinjore Kalka Urban Complex, Sec, Panchkula, Haryana
Situated in Panchkula, this condo building is within 9 mi (15 km) of Morni Hills, Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium. Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh ...
Mount View Double-bed By Aparna Bienvenue
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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