Chandigarh is India’s first planned city after independence. Green and concrete in almost equal parts, this city is systematically built and maintained, one of the cleanest in the country. Visit the Nek Chand Rock Garden of Chandigarh, a sculpture garden made by Nek Chand who was a government official. He started this in his spare time in 1957 and it is today the pride of Chandigarh. Also explore the Sukna Lake, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden (Asia’s biggest rose garden), Chhatbir Zoo, Government Museum and Art Gallery and Butterfly Park.
For sports fans, a trip to Chandigarh is incomplete without a visit to the Mohali Cricket Stadium. It is the home turf of IPL’s Punjab team ‘King’s XI Punjab’ and has a history of some great matches.