Embark on an unforgettable journey with our One Day Chandigarh Local Sightseeing Trip. Revel in the breathtaking beauty of Chandigarh’s iconic landmarks from the comfort of your private car, letting the stories behind these historical and cultural sites wash over you, narrated by our expert Driver cum tour guides.
From the pick-up at your doorstep to delighting in the vibrant flavors of local cuisine, we’ve crafted every moment of this day-long adventure to captivate your senses. This isn’t just about sightseeing, it’s about creating memories that will echo in your heart long after the day trip ends. So come, make Chandigarh more than a destination, make it your story.
Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, is one of India’s most well-planned cities. Chandigarh, also known as “The City Beautiful,” has lovely lakes, well-kept parks, and a lot of greenery. It is the perfect place for a small rejuvenating break from the hassle of everyday life.
Chandigarh offers a wide range of activities and tourist attractions to be enjoyed in the city. A One day Chandigarh local sightseeing tour would help you explore this culturally rich place in addition to enjoying the wide variety of fun activities the place has to offer.
Chandigarh is known as the shopping district of the nation for the unique, diverse, and attractive products it offers the people, but this is not all, the local cuisine and delicacy of the place will leave you spell-bounded and asking for more.
A private cab can be a great option to facilitate your Chandigarh city tour as it is quite comfortable. It will also be possible for you to visit the sightseeing spots and shopping areas scattered all throughout the city.
A private car also allows you to take little joyful pauses in your trip to shop, eat, and click pictures. Overall, Chandigarh is quite easy to navigate through and is well-designed which gives it a sense of symmetric aesthetic charm seen nowhere else.
Highlights of Chandigarh Sightseeing Tour by Cab
- Full-day Chandigarh local sightseeing tour
- Duration: 8 to 10 hours
- Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
- Pickup & Drop: Chandigarh Hotel / Home
- Places Covered: Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh Museum and Art Gallery, Rose Garden, and Leisure Valley (Bougainvillea Park)
Package Price for 1 Day Chandigarh Sightseeing by Cab
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6 – 7 Seater / SUV
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12 Seater / LCV
21 Seater / LCV
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Good to know
- Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Chandigarh
- Cab for Chandigarh sightseeing as per the above Itinerary
- Vehicle Parking Charges
- Toll-gate Charges if any
- Driver Allowance
What’s not included
- Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places in Chandigarh
- Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
- Lodging / Accommodation at Chandigarh
- Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
- Vehicle beyond the designated tour route
What to Expect on your Chandigarh Sightseeing Trip
We will arrange an early morning pick-up from your home or hotel to give you sufficient time to enjoy your Chandigarh sightseeing tour.
Our tour will start with a visit to the unique Rock Garden. It is a manmade garden where you can witness creativity at a different level. Next, we will visit Sukhna Lake located nearby where you can enjoy boating and relax in the pristine natural surroundings.
Our next stop will be the Chandigarh Museum and Art Gallery, where you can dive deep into the region’s history and heritage. Nature lovers will be excited to visit our next destination which is the Rose Garden. We will wind up our tour at Leisure Valley where you can spend some time amidst nature in the themed parks. At the end of the trip, we will drop you at your place of stay.
Itinerary of One Day Chandigarh Sightseeing Trip
Pickup from your Hotel in Chandigarh at 9:00 AM
|S.No||Sightseeing Place||Recommended Duration|
|1||Rock Garden||60 minutes|
|2||Sukhna Lake||50 minutes|
|3||Chandigarh Museum and Art Gallery||40 minutes|
|4||Rose Garden||50 minutes|
|5||Leisure Valley (Bougainvillea Park)||60 minutes|
Drop back at your Hotel in Chandigarh by 6:00 PM
PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the tourism places near Chandigarh listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this Chandigarh city tour by private car.
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Places to visit in Chandigarh in one day by private car
Embrace the charm of Chandigarh in a single day by exploring its most iconic landmarks. Kick-start your journey with a visit to the enchanting Rock Garden, an ecological wonder crafted from industrial and domestic waste.
Cap off your day by strolling through the vibrant paths of Leisure Valley, where Bougainvillea Park awaits with its beautiful splashes of color, making your Chandigarh adventure a picturesque blend of art, nature, and culture.
Here is the list of all popular places to visit in Chandigarh in One Day on your full day trip by private car:
1. Rock Garden
The Rock Garden is a sizable outdoor exhibition space in Sector 1 in Chandigarh. It is home to sculptures created from industrial and municipal trash that was imagined and created by the esteemed Nek Chand in the city. It is a must-see tourist sight and is situated between the renowned Sukhna Lake and the Capitol Building. This enormous 40-acre landscape, also known as Nek Chand’s Rock Garden, is a vibrant tapestry of artwork and sculptures.
Three distinct phases with various installations and decorations each make up the exhibition space of Rock Garden. Walking through each phase, which deals with various installations, is a real treat. The artist, Mr. Nek Chand, has absolutely reinvented art and craft using materials like broken toilet pots, light fittings, bangles, and terracotta pots. The Chandigarh Rock Garden, which contains a total of over 5,000 statues, is a prime illustration of “Best From Waste.”
Unearth the unique wonders of Rock Garden and let the mosaics of recycled material inspire your imagination – Book your Chandigarh city tour today!
- Must See / Things to Do: Walk through the unique park and be amazed at the masterpieces created out of waste material.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
- Entry Fee: INR 30 per person
2. Sukhna Lake
Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh is a stunning artificial lake that was built in 1958 by damming the sporadically occurring Sukhna stream that falls down these hills. It is tucked away at the foot of the Shivalik Hills. The city’s greenery is complemented by this lake, which is utterly tranquil and beautiful and offers a wonderful location for enjoyment. Both locals and visitors to Chandigarh enjoy hanging out here to go boating or simply sit on the banks. You can enjoy the stunning views of the glistening river and the foggy mountains in the distance.
The lake’s unique views serve as a source of inspiration for a variety of artists and photographers, who spend many hours attempting to capture the magnificence of this site. Several migratory species such as Siberian ducks, storks, and cranes visit the lake for shelter. It is therefore a favorite location for bird watchers. Embark on an enchanting escape to Sukhna Lake, where tranquility meets stunning views – Book your private car on our Chandigarh Sightseeing Tour today!
- Must See / Things to Do: Marvel at the picturesque views.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
3. Chandigarh Museum and Art Gallery
One of India’s most renowned museums that discusses the history of India and the Partition is the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Chandigarh. The museum opened its doors in August 1947. It is renowned for its extensive collection of sculptures, paintings, and artifacts. Furthermore, Le Corbusier’s distinctive architecture is widely regarded. The museum was opened by Dr. MS Randhawa, who was Lahore’s chief commissioner at the time, on May 6, 1968.
Through the interpretation of its extensive collection and creative programming, this organization seeks to promote the ideals inherent in art and integrate them into people’s daily lives. It offers a glimpse of the Shivalik hills in the background and is situated in the town’s center. It can provide you with in-depth knowledge in the form of Pahari and Rajasthani miniature paintings, as well as Gandharan sculptures.
Immerse yourself in the riveting world of local culture at the Chandigarh Museum and Art Gallery – Start your enlightening journey with us today!
- Must See / Things to Do: Deep dive into the culture and history of the region.
- Timings: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Entry Fee: INR 10 per person
4. Rose Garden
A flowering exhibit known as Rose Garden is located in Sector 16 of Chandigarh. It houses about 825 different flower species and 32,500 different tree and medicinal shrub varieties. The garden is also called Zakir Hussain Rose Garden named after the former Indian president. Stretched out over 30 acres, the garden is decorated with an incredible variety of flowers, making it fairly well-liked among visitors and those who enjoy the outdoors.
The Rose Garden is best visited between the months of February and March when the flowers are at their peak of bloom. These months are ideal for travel because they coincide with the Rose Festival. It is the largest garden of its kind in the entirety of Asia and was constructed under the direction and guidance of the then Chief Commissioner, MS Randhawa.
The garden’s most notable elements are really its trees and medicinal plants. It is the ideal location for a tranquil stroll and relaxation because it was expertly and neatly planted. When the flowers are in full bloom throughout the months of February and March, the Rose Garden is a sight to behold.
The presence of the foggy mountains in the background and a stunning fountain that glows with bright lights at night only serves to accentuate the beauty of this garden. The Rose Garden is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Chandigarh due to its tranquil setting and lush beauty.
Breathe in the fragrant essence of the vibrant Rose Garden, a horticultural heaven that awaits your visit – Join our Chandigarh sightseeing tour now!
5. Leisure Valley (Bougainvillea Park)
Chandigarh is well-known as the “city of gardens,” and it lives up to its reputation by incorporating beautiful features and lush vegetation into every part of the city. Leisure Valley is a network of many theme gardens that draw visitors from all walks of life to enjoy the positive energy and clean air.
You can unwind and spend the day among lush vegetation without worrying about anything. This area is sometimes referred to as the “lungs” of Chandigarh due to its role in preventing pollution in the city.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the city, this theme park draws visitors from all walks of life with its seductive beauty. In this theme park, there are twelve different gardens, the most well-known of which are the Rose Garden, Terrace Garden, and the Smriti Upvan.
The Leisure Valley is a must-visit location to take a break from the monotonous rigor of life and to enjoy a little with your dear ones. It offers several areas where you can spread out your mats and picnic with your loved ones.
Uncover the natural beauty of Leisure Valley and its jewel, Bougainvillea Park, for a refreshing retreat – Reserve your private car today for an unforgettable Chandigarh experience!
- Must See / Things to Do: Explore the region’s vibrant flora and fauna.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
Things to Do on your Chandigarh Sightseeing Tour
Chandigarh is a popular destination to explore the lifestyle and culture of Punjab. This city has a number of important historical and cultural sites to explore on your one day sightseeing tour. The bustling metropolis also offers extensive shopping experiences and is a hotspot for lovers of Punjabi cuisine.
What to Shop during your Full Day Chandigarh Sightseeing Tour by Car?
Chandigarh is known as the country’s shopping capital and the country’s first urban planned city. This union territory is a wonderland for shopaholic souls with or without a budget, offering everything from regional street markets to luxury couture on your day trip.
Chandigarh’s markets, shopping centers, and avenues will undoubtedly make your heart race. The streets of this lovely city are lined with high-end apparel retailers, book stores, record shops, furniture, and home décor stores, antique shops, jewelry stores, and much more.
The Shopping Plaza is a one-stop shop for shoppers and is the busiest shopping area in Chandigarh. It is a ‘Pedestrians Paradise’ featuring both high-end and mainstream fashion labels.
The furniture market situated in Sector 11 is the place to go if you are searching for low-cost decor. This market offers a wide variety of unusual furnishings, from bean bags to wooden tables, garden furniture to wooden antiquities, and pottery pieces to bedroom furniture.
Visit Sadar Bazar on your Chandigarh sightseeing trip, which is located in Sector 19-D, is a hidden gem for shopping in Chandigarh since it offers affordable prices and the opportunity for simple haggling. The shops sell goods for both men and women, including clothing, shoes, accessories, gifts, cosmetics, and much more.
What to Eat during your One Day Chandigarh Sightseeing Trip by Taxi?
Chandigarh is the hub for authentic and fusion Punjabi food. Only after trying the delectable cuisine will a visit to Chandigarh be considered complete. The residents of Chandigarh give high regard to eating and the locals favor bold dishes with plenty of spices.
Similar to neighboring regions in the state of Punjab, Chandigarh’s traditional food uses a disproportionately large quantity of ghee and oil. Other than the extravagant use of their spices together with the amazing use of ghee or oil, they don’t employ any intriguing sauces or sophisticated soaking.
Generally speaking, Chandigarh locals favor wheat-based foods over rice. Among the several forms of wheat, Makkee ki Roti and stuffed parathas are well recognized.
You can gorge on Chana Bhaturas, a very spicy gram curry with fried bread. Other lip-smacking dishes are burgers, chaat, paranthas, lassi, dal makhani, maa-ki-daal, butter chicken, Amritsari kulcha, and naan. On this Chandigarh city tour you can also find reasonably priced North Indian and South Indian dishes alongside street-style Chinese food items. Alcoholic beverages are readily available as a part of the culture.
You can find multiple food options for yourself in Chandigarh despite being strictly vegetarian. Some of the vegetarian delicacies prominent in the city are Sheer korma, Shahi Paneer, Punj Ratani Dal, and a seasonal favorite Sarson ka Saag with Makke di Roti.
Terms & Conditions
Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 day Chandigarh city tour package. Ideally this full day tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places during this Chandigarh sightseeing tour by private car, they can check the possibility of the same with the above listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.
We recommend our guests to stick to the time spent at each tourist attraction in Chandigarh as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
Please also note that if a particular sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it may not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with listed cab vendor before you book the tour.
Ideally, no. However guests can check if it’s possible to customize the tour with the above listed Chandigarh cab vendors before booking the trip. Additional charges might apply.
Chandigarh offers something or the other of interest to each individual. You can enjoy the picturesque scenery, visit the cultural sites, shop to your heart’s content, and indulge in regional food on your one day Chandigarh local sightseeing tour.
A one day trip to Chandigarh via a private cab can help you rejuvenate while having the best time of your life with your friends and family. You can spend time at each sightseeing spot and pace out your visit while imbibing the culture of the city.