Chandigarh itself is a beautiful city, but there are a lot of attractions around you must visit. Once in this Union Territory, you can use this list to know about best attractions near Chandigarh.

Since Chandigarh has been named ‘the most perfect city in the world’ by BBC, it has become a hub for the travellers and tourists.

People want to get lost in the perfectly planned city known for its beauty and greenery. The city offers you with famous places like Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, Sector-17, Doll Museum etc.

Tourist Places Near Chandigarh within 100KMs

But, if you are planning a getaway from Chandigarh this weekend, in order to escape your office routine or a break from assignments, then this post is meant for you.

So, pack your bags and get ready to go on weekends at any of the following tourist places near Chandigarh to get your Hulk energy mode back.

#1 Menri Monestry, Himachal Pradesh

If you want to go on a long ride into the wild then Menri Monastry is the best pick for you. Located in Dolanji, near Kumarhatti and Solan, the area is isolated among hills.

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When visited, you won’t feel as if you are in India, as it looks like a small Shanghai itself.

Menri Monestry from Chandigarh Distance 79KMs

#2 Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Who doesn’t like snow and the cold breeze with scenic beauty? Drinking coffee while sitting on a bench at Ridge, going to the church, Lakkar Bazaar and Mall Road are a few things to do in Shimla I’ll recommend.

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Stay for a night and look at the lights of the city from your hotel room while reading a book. Yes! Shimla serves as the best rehabilitation centre in order to get rid of your weekday’s sickness.

Shimla from Chandigarh Distance – 113KMs

#3 Solan, Himachal Pradesh

Just a few kilometres before Shimla lies Solan, a small town among the hills. It is famous for Aam Papad that no one can resist. One can feel lost in the market and also take a ride till Kalka in the Toy Train. Shhh, don’t tell your kids about it!

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Solan is known as the “Mushroom city of India” because of the vast mushroom farming in the area and also as the “City of Red Gold“, in reference to the bulk production of tomatoes in the area.

Did you notice? The list has mention of the best unexplored hill stations near Chandigarh. Bingo!

Solan from Chandigarh Distance – 67KMs

#4 Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

Situated in the Solan district, Kasauli is famous for the Christ Church, it’s brewery Mohan Meakin, Manki Point and Nahri Temple.

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The Momos of the Kasauli are worth to be tasted. One can stay at a reasonable price in a decent hotel and roam around the city.

Kasauli from Chandigarh Distance – 58KMs

#5 Dagshai, Himachal Pradesh

Dagshai is one of the oldest cantonment towns in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. The path to Dagshai leads from Kumarhatti. Famous for its graveyard and the Central Jail, Dagshai is one unique treat for a traveller soul.

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One can also go to Pal Dhaba, a little ahead on Shimla-Kalka road, where you might get a chance to taste the best Chilly Chicken.

Dagshai from Chandigarh Distance – 55KMs

#6 Morni Hills, Haryana

Situated in Haryana, the place is a hilly area as the name suggests and features a concrete jungle. One can go on a road trip there and chill at a spot or have a picnic treat.

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Just 7kms away is Tikkar Tall, a famous lake which is a prime tourist attraction. One can do boating in the lake and later, relax in the resort.

So, another unexplored hill stations near Chandigarh. This is getting better, right?

Morni Hills from Chandigarh Distance – 27KMs

#7 Nangal Dam, Punjab

Nangal is a small town in Rupnagar district of Punjab. It sits at the foot of the Shiwalik Hills. The Nangal Dam is one must visit place! The beauty of the place will attract you again and again to Nangal.

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The Fish Pakoras sold at the dam are added reason to be here. One can also visit Gurdwara Bhabour Sahib on their way to the Dam.

Nangal Dam from Chandigarh Distance – 106KMs

#8 Doraha Fort, Punjab

Doraha Fort, also known as Mughal Serai, was built by emperor Jahangir. The place is famous due to the shooting of ‘Rang de Bsanti’ movie.

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Located near Ludhiana, one can easily reach here taking a road trip. The fort is also known for its Mughal architecture.

Doraha Fort  from Chandigarh Distance – 86KMs

#9 Tara Devi, Himachal Pradesh

Tara Devi Temple is near Shoghi bypass, just a few KMs before Shimla. Built 250 years ago, it is a holy place visited by a good number of devotees every year.

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There is big processions and celebration held at the temple during the Navaratras, especially on the Ashtami (8th day). It’s a great place to visit for the foodie in you as the temple serves delicious food with some splendid views around.

Tara Devi from Chandigarh Distance– 105KMs

#10 Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh

On your way to Dehradun, you may come across Gurudwara Paonta Sahib, a place blessed with the beauty of nature as Yamuna river flows at the backside of the Gurudwara.

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Built in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Gurudwara also has a museum inside which one can visit.

Paonta Sahib from Chandigarh Distance – 115KMs

Being close to Himachal Pradesh, most of the gateways are in the hill state. Names mentioned in the list were all tourist places near Chandigarh within 100KMs (or close to).

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