Chandigarh to Delhi

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250 km

via NH 44

via NH 44

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Chandigarh – A Well-Planned Cityscape

Chandigarh is a Union Territory & capital of Punjab & Haryana. It is also known as the first planned city of India. The city was designed by Swiss-French modernist Architecture, Le Corbusier. Chandigarh is a truly modern city of India, located at the foothills of Shivaliks. This beautiful city got its name from the temple of ‘Chandi Mandir’. The city is famous for its planned design & architecture. Chandigarh offers several attractions & sightseeing places to national and international tourists. If you are planning your trip to Delhi, you can go by train, air or road. There are several travel companies offering travel options to Delhi by bus, tempo traveller or SUV. But for a safe and hassle-free journey, it is better to go with a trustworthy company like Meru. Meru offers outstation cabs from to different cities of India like Jaipur, Shimla, Amritsar, Delhi, Mumbai, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Zirkapur, Chennai, Lucknow and other states like Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kolkata etc. People can book from many travel options. If you are on holiday, choose a one way option or a two way trip option. Meru also offers cars like Innova Crysta & Ertiga. Simply choose, your location and hire a cab with a driver and begin your journey towards Delhi at the cheapest rate. Chandigarh’s most visited place is the monumental ‘Capitol Complex’ which is also designed by Le Corbusier. It is located in sector 1 and spread across an area of 100 acres. Palace of Assembly, Secretariat building and High court are the main buildings in the area. Other four monuments include Tower of Shadows, Geometric Hill, and Martyrs Hill & Open Hand Monument. The Capitol Complex is considered Le Corbusier’s most spectacular work. Sukhna Lake is another popular recreation spot among photography enthusiasts. Located near Shivalik Hill, it is a man-made lake created in the year 1958. Tourists can enjoy the boat ride, relax & enjoy a walk in nature. It also hosts the Asian Rowing Championships. Boat rides here costs between Rs 50 -100. Solar Cruise, Trampoline Jumping are some of the activities carried here. ‘Rock Garden’ is another must-visit tourist point. It is a sculpture garden spread across 40 acres of the open-air exhibition hall. Artists from all around the world come to see the unique place. The garden was opened in 1976. The garden is divided into three phases, each phase having a different installation. All the sculptures here are made from urban, industrial waste & was founded by Nek Chand Saini. It is open from 9 am to 6 pm and has a nominal entry fee. Government Museum and Art Gallery is another prominent museum in Punjab, which is home to artefacts, paintings and sculptures. It was also designed by architect Le Corbusier and established in 1947. In sector 16 lies the ‘Rose Garden’ which houses 32,500 varieties of trees and 825 varieties of flowers. Also called ‘Zakir Hussain Rose Garden’, it is spread over 30 acres and is one of Asia’s largest Rose gardens.

Delhi

Delhi, the capital of India, is one of the oldest cities in the world. The current capital of India served as the capital of many rulers, kingdoms, and empires like Tomar, Delhi Sultanate and Mughals in the past. As per historians, it is also said to be the same location as Indraprastha, which was the capital of Pandavas. The city today exhibits the culture & history of India. Temples, Mosques, Museums, Gardens & many Heritage Sites attract a countless number of people each year. Delhi’s oldest & busiest market ‘Chandi Chowk’ is located in Old Delhi. It was built in the 17th century by Shah Jahan. This bustling market is a perfect place to shop and eat. It is located right opposite Red Fort & the marketplace is divided into different streets each with varieties of shops like clothes, electronics, jewellery, shoes, household essentials etc. People can reach here by metro, taxi or by bus. Delhi is also home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar & Red Fort. Some of the other heritage sites to visit in Delhi include Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, Lodi Tomb & India Gate. The city also houses many museums and Art Galleries that are worth visiting. The Indian Air Force Museum in Palam Air Force Station in Delhi showcases aircraft & armoury. It is a perfect destination for children & aviation lovers. The National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museums, National Rail Museum & Shankar’s International Doll Museum are also must-visit places in Delhi.

Best Places to Visit in Delhi

Humayun’s Tomb

This UNESCO Heritage Site was built in the year 1570 & designed by Persian Architect Mirak Mirza & his son, Sayyid Muhammad. This is the resting place of Mughal Emporer Humayun located on Mathura road. This was one of the very few structures made of red sandstone on a big scale during those days. It is a resting place of his wife, son etc. The building is a mix of Persian and Islamic architecture styles. Innumerable tourists visit this immaculate beauty every day. It is a perfect place for photography and history enthusiasts. Tourists can visit the between from 6 am to 6 pm.

The Red Fort

The Red Fort or Lal Qila served as the palace fort. The fort was constructed by Shah Jahan in the year 1639 when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. It is the best place for people who like visiting historical sites. There are several museums inside the fort complex displaying historical artefacts. The fort lies along the banks of river Yamuna and is one of the most popular monuments in India. Red fort was designed by Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, the one who also designed the Taj Mahal. Diwan-I-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Moti Masjid are some of the well-known structures inside the fort. Another attraction that catches the attention of tourists is the Light and Sound Show which is held every evening, excluding Monday. It is a one hour show which takes place inside the premises of the fort. There are two shows, one in Hindi from 7:30 to 8:30 & another in English from 9 to 10 pm, don’t miss watching this spectacular place in Delhi. It is open from 7 am to 5:30 pm and closed on Sunday.

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar regarded as the victory tower is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Delhi’s Mehrauli area. This 238 feet tall structure is the second tallest monument of Delhi. It is a five-storey structure. The lower three are made from sandstone, the fourth is made of marble and the fifth of marble and sandstone. Qutb-Ud-din-Aibak began the construction of the structure in 1192 & later it was completed by Iitutmish and Firoz Shah Tughlaq. Tourists can visit the place from 7 am to 5 pm.

Akshardham Temple

Akshardham is the most magnificent temple in India. It is the epitome of Indian culture. The temple is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan & the place is a heaven for spiritual seekers. The temple is constructed by BAPS (Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha) & opened in 2005. The temple is built of Italian Carrera & Rajasthani Pink Sandstone. There are 20,000 murtis of different deities, Acharya’s and sadhus. Avoid visiting on Sundays as the place as it can be very crowded.

Places to Visit on Route from Chandigarh to Delhi

Kalpana Chawla Planetarium

Kalpana Chawla Planetarium is located at the Kurukshetra-Pehowa road near Jyotisar Tirth. The place showcases Kalpana Chawla’s space career and was built as a tribute to her. The structure is spread across 5 acres and enclosed by a green field & has various astronomy shows. The place gives an in-depth knowledge about science and space. It is a must-visit place for students and space enthusiasts. It usually takes an hour to visit the whole place.

Panipat Museum

Panipat Museum located in Panipat is a place to learn more about the history, archaeology, arts and crafts of Haryana. Visitors can get to see sculptures, arms and armours, pottery, jewellery, and inscriptions etc. The museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm.

How the roadmap by cab would look like between Chandigarh to Delhi?

There are two routes to travel from Chandigarh to Delhi. The first route is via Panipat & the other is via Shamli. The first route is the fastest to reach Delhi as its 258 km & roughly takes five hours. The second route is 265 km and takes six hours. Your road trip towards Delhi will go through Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat, Sonipat and then Delhi. A trip from Chandigarh to Delhi by car is one of the most amazing experiences as you can explore the place in a true sense. Meru is one of the top rental car service in India. Meru App’s simple user interface will make your booking experience very easy & will offer you various cab options as per the need at the time of booking. Meru will take you to your destination at the most reasonable per km fare.

What is the best time to visit?

It is better to avoid travelling during winter and summer as during winter the temperature can drop till 5 degrees and during summer it goes up to 40 degrees. So October to March is the best time to visit Delhi as the weather is in good condition.