Chandigarh, the face of modern is the first planned city of the country that also hosts wide number of tourists attractions near it's vicinity. The city is a beautiful blend of architecture, design, natural beauty, gardens, heritage and urbanization. That was planned by the famous French Architect, Le Corbusier. Nestled in the foothills of Shivalik ranges, Chandigarh is also known for it's lush greenery, scenic beauty, cleanliness and unparalleled quality of life. The magnificent grand structures of town amaze the tourists with it's charm. Also Chandigarh being the union territory as well as capital for two states Haryana and Punjab, hosts a number of Government offices and very peaceful friendly citizens. Further there are many places to visit within the 100 Km from Chandigarh that you can easily explore with the rental and outstation services of the CabBazar.

1. Panchkula, Haryana (13 Km)

On the periphery of Chandigarh, Panchkula is one of the weekend paradises for those who live in Delhi and also for those who come to visit Delhi. As it is one of the best places to visit near Chandigarh within 100 Kms. In the serene vicinity of the Himalayas Panchkula is always ready to offer a very pleasant weekend relaxation destination in the periphery of Chandigarh.

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It offers a plethora of tourist attractions to history seekers, nature lovers, and adventures. Known as the city of civilization and culture it opens the door for other North Indian tourist retreats. Tourists enjoy camping and trekking to the Morni Hills. However, the divine aura of Mansa Devi Temple and Gurudwara of Manji Sahib also catches your attention to seek the blessing.

Apart from that the floral and faunal diversity of the city is another great attraction for scientists and botanists. In a nutshell, the diverse activity of the town is a great experience for tourists.

  • Best Time to Visit: From October to April
  • Ideal Duration: 2-3 Days
  • Places to Visit: Mata Mansa Devi Temple, Cactus Garden, Sukhana Lake, Morni Hills, Pinjore Gardens, Chattbir Zoo, Ramgarh Fort, Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary, Garden Of Silince, Butterfly Park, Chandi Mata Temple, Gurudwara10th Paatshahi Nada Sahib
  • Things to Do: Trekking, Forest Trail, Golf Club, Sky Jumper, Snowborne Explorers

2. Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh (30 Km)

Next time whenever you are planning your next trip to hill stations, So don't forget to add Parwanoo. Especially if you are looking for India's hidden treasure. Parwanoo is a small town in Solan District, which verdant landscape exudes a sense of pure serenity offers a great summer retreat into the Himalayan Mountains.

As you enters the town, picturesque beauty captivates your mind and soul, beckoning visitors to immerse themselves in its ethereal charm. Further the moderate weather of town is perfect for lush apple orchards and bountiful peach plantations. That you can found every corner of town whose tangy fragrance definitely makes you hungry. Its verdant forests, emerald green and abundant landscape is perfect picturesque destination.

A must-visit attraction in Parwanoo is the Timber Trail, a thrilling cable car ride that will transport you to the pinnacle of the hill. The town's adventurous spirit is palpable and offers a myriad of adrenaline-pumping activities such as trekking, rock climbing, and paragliding, which are sure to satisfy even the most intrepid explorers.

  • Best Time to Visit: From April to June
  • Ideal Duration: 2-3 Days
  • Places to Visit: Yadavindra Gardens, Timber Trail Resort, Prachin Shree Kali Mata Temple, Cactus Garden, Sri Trimurtidham Panchtirath Ashram Divy Desham 107, Baba Balak Nath Temple Garkhal, Mata Chintpurni Temple, Kalka Temple
  • Things to Do: Jungle Camping, Mountaineering, Jungle Safari, Trekking, Nature Walk, Rock Climbing, Cable Car, Paragliding

3. Nahan, Himachal Pradesh (86 Km)

Away from the chaos of cities, Nahan is a perfect tourists delight offers the unadulterated charm amid the secluded environ. Laying at the backdrop of lofty Shivalik Range, Nahan is known for its scenic beauty, numerous temples, Gurudwaras, and lots of stories associated with it. That make this small town a perfect hill station or an ideal holiday destination.

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In the beautiful vicinity of town tourists will enjoy the gorgeous views of the Sun. Also the beautiful natural sceneries offers the great landscape for photography. Also sitting on the beside of lake is another enchants the heart of visitors. The town is also known for it's numerous fairs and festivals that the beauty of its vibrant culture.

Nahan is blessed with scenic beauty and also loved by historians as the history of Nahan spun around many tales and legends. It is believed that town got its name from a sage named Nahar. According to another belief, the town gets its name from an incident where the king who was trying to kill a lion was stopped by a saint named Baba Banwari Das who said Nahar meaning 'don't kill'.

  • Best Time to Visit: From March to June
  • Ideal Duration: 2-3 Days
  • Places to Visit: Renuka Lake, Jaitak Fort, Rani Tal, Suketi Fossil Park, Renuka Ji Temple, Trilokpur Temple, Pakka Talab, Churdhar Peak, Simbalwara Wildlife Sanctuary, Dhaula Kuan
  • Things to Do: Camping, Birding,  Mountaineering, Jungle Safari, Trekking, Nature Walk, Rock Climbing, Double Rope, Bouldering

4.  Shimla, Himachal Pradesh ( 110 Km)

Nestled in the serene landscapes of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla stands majestically at an elevation of 2276 meters above sea level, beckoning both honeymooners and families alike for generations. Once the summer capital of British India, this enchanting hill station boasts a captivating blend of stunning colonial architecture and timeless charm.

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The allure of Shimla extends beyond man-made marvels; it captivates nature enthusiasts with its snow-draped peaks, undulating valleys, and picturesque lakes. Adding to its allure is the UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Kalka-Shimla train route, a journey that unfolds dramatic vistas of the surrounding hills and quaint villages. Shimla, with its rich history and breathtaking vistas, promises an unforgettable escape into a world where every moment is steeped in beauty and nostalgia.

  • Best Time to Visit: From March to June
  • Ideal Duration: 3-4 days
  • Best Places to Visit in Shimla: Mall Road, Kufri, Green Valley, Jakhu Temple, Chail, The Ridge, Shimla Christ Church, Narkanda, Himalayan Bird Park, Annandale, Himachal State Museum, Theog, Kali Bari Temple
  • Things to Do in Shimla: Tasting mouth-watering foods and cocktails at Café Shimla Point, riding the toy train, skiing, trekking, horse riding

5. Chail, Himachal Pradesh (102 Km)

Beautifully nestled in lap of  Shivalik Ranges, Chail is a little hill station in Himachal Pradesh build by the former Maharaja of Patiala as it's summer capital. Since it's formation Chail has been an summer retreat and tourists attraction for its mesmerizing beauty, tranquil vibes, scenic splendors and beautifully spread green vistas.

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Located close to Shimla, Chail is known for having world's highest cricket and polo grounds, blooming at an altitude of over 2400 meter. Chail is visited by many hikers all over the year. It has good trekking points from Junga, Kufri and Ashwani Khad at Solan. Many Eco camps are held here. There are many camping sites for campers and hikers, so camping in Chail is most sought after activity for enthusiasts. This makes Chail an ideal destination for all kind of travellers, ranging from family vacations to adventure lovers.

  • Best Time To Visit: Throughout The Year
  • Ideal Duration: 2-3 Days
  • Places to Visit: Kali Tibba Temple, Sidh Baba Ka Mandir, Gurudwara Sahib, Palace, Mohan Shakti National Heritage Park, River Waterfall, Himalayan Nature Park, Shiv Temple
  • Things to Do: Trekking, Camping, Rock Climbing, Forest Walk

6. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh (57 Km)

Amid the snow covered Shivalik Hills, Kasauli is offering magnificent vistas of beautiful topography and wonderful green landscape. Kasauli is one best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. Kasauli is also crowned as "Cozy little hill-station" and is one of the most popular honeymoon destination in India.

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Located on the way from Chandigarh to Shimla, Kasauli is a charming hill station that catches the eyes of tourists. It is known for its lush greenery and mesmerizing calmness. Kasauli is a small town, which you can easily go through by walk from one end to the other in a few hours. There are few temples dedicated to Lord Rama and Hanuman here.

Mythologically, it is believed that Lord Hanuman visited this place and placed his foot atop this town while he was in search of Sanjeevani Booti to heal Lord Rama"s younger brother, Lakshman. Summing up everything, Kasauli is an ideal destination for couples, nature and adventure lovers.

  • Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year
  • Ideal Duration: 1-2 Days
  • Places to Visit: Gilbert Trail, Christ Church, Baba Balak Nath Temple, Timber Trail Resort, Manki Point, Sai Baba Temple,
  • Things to Do: Toy Train Ride, Ropeway Ride, Sun Set & Rise Views

7. Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh (120 Km)

It is quite popular since it houses the official retreat of President of India. The president visits Mashobra at least once every year, and spend some time in this beautiful and charming hill station. The town offers the wonderful sceneries of the hills and green landscape that makes the tourists trip one of the memorable one.

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Located in Shimla, Mashobra was built by Lord Dalhousie. If wildlife is something that excites you, Mashobra is quite a retreat. Mashobra is adobe of many monkeys, Langurs, jackals, kakkar (barking deer), and the occasional leopard, as well as numerous bird species such as the Himalayan eagle, pheasants, chikor and partridges. There are many places to visit in and around Mashobra, such as Jakhoo Temple, The Reserve Forest Sanctuary and Mall Road in Shimla.

  • Best Time To Visit: From April to June
  • Ideal Duration: 1-2 Days
  • Places to Visit: Reserve Forest Sanctuary, Craignano, Jakhoo Temple, Wildflower Hall Hotel, Retreat Building, Mahasu Peak, Mahasu Fair, Chadwick Falls
  • Things to Do: Nature Walk

8. Kurukshetra, Haryana (93 Km)

Kurukshetra is one of the renowned spiritual land rest aside the capital region of India. The town is well known as ‘Dharamkshetra’ because it is the place where the Great war of Dharma "Mahabharat" took place. The red soil of the Kurukshetra still testament the history of India's great velour. The divine verses of Lord Krishna 'Gita' still fragrance the divinity of land. The relevance of Gita's authenticity can be feel here.

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If you looking for peace from the hectic life of the city and seek for divine solace then a trip to Kurukshetra gives you life lessons and rejuvenates you for your goal. Being renowned as a religious destination it is dotted with many elaborate temples. One can also explore the Panorama and Science Centre, Museums, Planetarium, and many more in the vicinity of the town.

This destination is the testament of the Divine guidance given by the Krishna that still help the people to live a purposeful life amid the worldly chose.

  • Best Time To Visit: From September to March
  • Ideal Duration: 2 Days
  • Places to Visit: Ancient Mound Amin, Bhadrakali Temple, Bhishma Kund, Narkatari, Bhor Saidan - Crocodile Farm, Kurukshetra Panorama and Science Centre, Light and Sound Show at Jyotisar, Sri Krishna Museum, Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium, Sannihit Sarovar

9. Patiala, Punjab (74 Km)

Patiala, the heart of Punjab is founded by  Baba Ala Sigh in the 18th century flourished with the regal charm and nature beauty. Erstwhile princely state Patiala is known for it's palaces, parks and polo where you encounter with an endearing city bursting with warmth and thronged with a flurry of colorful pagris and parandas

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Patiala the name itself is enough to get attraction but Its splendid forts and palaces, age old antiquate museums and sacred places of worship, and gardens serve up as a perfect blend of history, culture, art and craft. City of regal legacy, rich culture and glorious past welcome the tourist with open arms that make it one of the most visited town.

The town get highlights during the winter season month of February when the government organize the annual 'Patiala Heritage Festival' which celebrates the city’s invaluable historical heritage. Where visitor can explore the colorful folk culture, traditional customs and rituals of the city's heritage. Today, with its rich culture and heritage, Patiala promises to be a wonderful destination for travelers.

  • Best Time To Visit: From October to March
  • Ideal Duration: 1 Day
  • Places to Visit: Sheesh Mahal, Qila Mubarak, Moti Bagh Palace, Gurudwara Shri Dukhniwaran Sahib, Bahadurgarh Fort, Deer Park, Sarai Mughal
  • Things to Do: Pataila Heritage Walk

10. Ludhiana, Punjab (95 Km)

Ludhiana is one of the most popular cities of Punjab state on India. It is the beautiful city offers the great range of activates for both tourists as well as business community. Founded by the Lodhi Sultans in 1480,  the city got its name from the Lodhis as Lodhiana which later on goes to Ludhiana. Being the manufacturing hub, Ludhiana title as " Manchester of India" attracts lot of travellers for their industrial jobs needs.

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Besides that the architectural charm of the town is key attraction for the tourists. Placed on the banks of river Satluj, Ludhiana offers the great fusion of vibrant market and splendid historical monuments. Dotted with several forts and ancient buildings the town  is the largest city in Punjab and is one of the commercial hubs in India. But that's just one face of it.

On the other side, it retains its historical memories of Lodhi Dynasty as well as its spirituality intact. Right from historical monuments like Lodhi Fort, a number of temples, Gurudwaras to Tiger Safari to City Life, modern restaurants, malls to Rural Olympics to War museum to Manufacturing, hosiery to shopping, Ludhiana has it all.

  • Best Time To Visit: From October to March
  • Ideal Duration: 1 Day
  • Places to Visit: Lodhi Fort, Rural Museum, Nehru Rose Garden, Tiger Safari Zoo, Maharana Ranjit Singh War Museum, Rana Sahib Gurudwara, Hardy’s World Amusement Park,Gurudwara Alamgir Sahib
  • Things to Do: Safari, Shopping

11. Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh (65 Km)

Nalagarh's serene beauty, wonderful views of the Shivalik and the lush greenery welcome you to the Dev Bhoomi, meaning 'Land of Gods'. Located on the the bank of the Sirsa River the town also attract The Mughals and the Britishers towards it's charismatic beauty.

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Be the part of the erstwhile princely state the town hold's the royal legacy in the form of the Nalagarh fort that present host the heritage hospitality to the visitors. Apart form that the ruins of the of many forts which include fortifications of Chamba, Surajupur, Ramharh and Malaon tells the invaluable history.

At present the town is one of the growing industrial town that successfully embrace the development with past legacy, and become of the great tourists spot for the local and tourists.

  • Best Time To Visit: From October to March
  • Ideal Duration: 1 Day
  • Places to Visit: Nahargarh Fort, Ramgarh Fort, Gobind Sagar Lake, Yadavindra Gardens,
  • Things to Do: Boating, Fishing

12. Solan, Himachal Pradesh (68 Km)

Lies on the lower ranges of the majestic Himalayas, Solan is one of the popular city nestled on the Punjab-Himachal Border. The small beautiful town is the store house of spiritual beauty and natural bounty of the north India.  Solan is more of an industrial town with various industries but the town that gets it's name from the Hindu Goddess Shoolini Devi, most revered in this area.

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The town is also titled 'City of Red Gold' for it produces hordes of tomatoes in the region. Solan is a home of the of ancient temples, monasteries and the breweries. The city of fine-looking landscapes and iconic landmarks must be visited for the love of solitude and a bustling town life. Solan is best known as the 'Mushroom city of India' because it is the largest producer of mushroom in the country and it houses the Directorate of Mushroom Research.

The paradise of the Himalayan beauty is must be visited by everyone. There are many places to visit in and around Solan like Mohan Shakti National Heritage Park and Kasauli. UNESCO World Heritage site, Solan railway station are some other places which must be visited.

  • Best Time To Visit: Throughout The Year
  • Ideal Duration: 1 Day
  • Places to Visit: Nalagarh Fort, Kuthar Fort, Menri Monasteries, Barog, Shoolini Mata Temple, Dagshai, Brewery
  • Things to Do: Toy Train Ride

13. Shoghi, Himachal Pradesh (99 Km)

Nestled amid the buzzing hill stations near by, Shoghi stands for a serene, calm and peaceful suburb that gives a perfect escape for the tourists. Flourished with the dense forest of rhododendron and oak Shoghi is one of the best places to visit near Chandigarh within 100 kms. For both nature lover or adventure enthusiast.

Shoghi is adobe to the ancient temples of the region famous among them is the Tara Devi Temple that attract devotees year along. Situated at the height of 1,851 m above sea, the temple offers spectacular views of the snow-covered Himalayas and Shimla. The route for the temple is going through a lovely walk in deodar forests that offers plenty of scenic views of the surrounding hills.

Apart from that the town get known for it's delicious home-made delicious fruits products like home-made pickles, syrups, juices and jellies. That Pleasant weather and nature bounty of the town makes your holiday memorable.

  • Best Time To Visit: From October to June
  • Ideal Duration:  1-2 Days
  • Places to Visit: Hanuman Temple, Tara Devi Temple, Kandaghat, Rashtrapati Niwas Shimla, Jakhoo Hills, Kali Temple
  • Things to Do: Trekking, Hiking, Camping, Shopping, Bird Watching

14. Barog, Himachal Pradesh (58 Km)

In the pocket of Himachal Pradesh, Barog offers one of the ideal hill station near Chandigarh within 100 Kms. Perched at the height of 1,560 m, Barog offers the fascinating views of the gigantic snow covered Himalaya. Along the slurry beauty of the town enchants the hearts of the tourists with it's looming greenery and abundant lavish landscape.

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Lies on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kalka-Shimla Railway. Barog is one of the small charming hill station of the Solan city of Himachal Pradesh settled during the colonial era of 20th century. If you enter the town the pre colonial history and ancient myth will drenched the visitors with it's mystical vibes. You will see the wooden building complexes and historical monuments in the wonderful vicinity of town.

Further the adventure activities of the town compile you to add this small hill station in you bucket list while making plan to visit Shimla. Especially during monsoon season the raw beauty of the town get washed by the rain gives the freshening ambience to the tourists.

  • Best Time To Visit: Monsoon Season
  • Ideal Duration: 1-2 Days
  • Places to Visit: Grave of Barog, Dolanji Bon Monastery, Dagshai, Karol Tibba, Choor Chandini Peak
  • Things to Do: Trekking, Hiking, Camping, Shopping