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Mohali - Fort of Sahibzada Ajit Singh OR its significant development in IT industries OR City of Sahibzada Ajit Singh

STATE - PUNJAB
   
DISTANCE - 203 KM From New Delhi

CONNECTION
Air : At this time no airport in Mohali, Chandigarh is well connected by air with major cities in India. The airport is 12 km from the City Centre. Indian Airlines and Jet Airways connect Chandigarh with Delhi, Leh and Amritsar.

Rail : At this time no railway station in Mohali so Chandigarh railway station is 8 km from the city centre in sector 17. The twice-daily Shatabdi Express to Delhi is fast, comfortable and a good option to reach Chandigarh.

Road : Mohali is well-connected by road and there are bus services from various states such as Haryana, Punjab, Himachal, and Delhi.
 
ABOUT MOHALI
Mohali is one of the hot spot for tourism in Punjab. It is also known as the ‘twin city’ of Chandigarh. The city is located near Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab and belongs to the western regions. The southern part of the city includes Fategarh Sahib and to the north, it is Rupnagar district. Mohali is internationally known for its cricket stadium known as Mohali Cricket Stadium. It had been a great venue for some outstanding cricket matches. The project of building this stadium was started in 1992 by the Punjab Cricket Association in a swampy area in Mohali and the future, it was a great success. The stadium was also incorporated with swimming pools, health clubs, practice nets etc. Many great players from India as well as outside nations are coming here for the purpose of Cricket.
 
PLACES OF INTERESTS IN MOHALI
Mohali Cricket Stadium : The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium (commonly known as the Mohali Cricket Stadium) in Mohali is widely regarded as the best cricket ground in India for having excellent practice facilities and a spectator friendly environment. In two years, the venue has undergone an astounding metamorphosis from a filthy swamp to a swanky stadium with world-class amenities.

Bhakhra Nangal Dam : Located at a distance of about 116 kms from Chandigarh, Bhakra Nangal dam is the world's highest straight gravity dam, constructed across the River Satluj. The hydroelectric station positioned here not just generates power for Chandigarh, but also for Delhi and other cities. The construction work of Bhakra Nangal dam began in 1948 and got completed in 1963. Read on to know more about Bhakra Nangal Dam near Chandigarh.

Rose Garden : Rose garden of Chandigarh, India is the largest of its kind in Asia. Named after India's former President, Zakir Hussain, this beautiful garden was set up in 1967 with the support of Chandigarh's first Chief Commissioner, late Dr M S Randhawa. Chandigarh rose garden contains more than 17,000 plants. There are nearly 1,600 varieties of roses over there. It is a spacious garden covering an area of 27 acres. Dr. Zakir rose garden not just consists of the gorgeous roses, but also trees of medicinal value. Some of the medicinal plants that can be spotted here are bel, bahera, harar, camphor and yellow gulmohar. Rose garden serves as the venue for hosting the annual festival of gardens, a major cultural event of the city.

Sukhna Lake : Sukhna Lake is an artificial reservoir in Chandigarh. A 2 Km. long promenade along the lakeshore is a popular place for strolling. In the morning & evening time, fitness buffs of all age groups can be seen walking, jogging, and performing yoga or vigorous exercises at the lakefront. The lake, incidentally, has Asia's longest water channel for rowing and yachting.

Rock Garden Chandigarh : Chandigarh rock garden is an epitome of creativity and innovation. It is a unique garden that consists of various art objects. But the best part about the rock garden is that each of its artwork has been made by using industrial & urban waste. It is located in Sector 1 between the Capitol Complex and Sukhna Lake. The credit for laying its foundation goes to Nek Chand, who was the then Road Inspector in the Engineering Department of Chandigarh Capital Project.
 
RELIGIOUS PLACES IN MOHALI
Gurdwara Nada Sahib : It is in Panchkula district on bank of Ghagar river, about 15 kms from Chandigarh. Guru Gobind Singh Ji alongwith his victorious army stayed at this place on returning after glorious victory on Mughals at Bhangani. Nadu Shah, a follower of Guru Gobind Singh Ji welcomed and served him. Guruji blessed Nadu Shah and said that due to his services, the place would be known by the name of Nada Sahib. Lacs of devotees visit the Gurudwara on the full moon day (Pooranmashi) of every month.

Mansa Devi Temple : Shri Mansa Devi temple is situated at Manimajra near Chandigarh, This place is the seat of the strength. It is said that the head of devi sati had fallen at his place. During Navratra’s in the month of Chitra millions of devotees from all over the country visit this temple for blessings of goddess Mansa Devi. There is a large garden of sacred plants attached to the Mansa Devi temple.

Gurdwara Baoli Sahib : It is about 10 kms from Chandigarh on Zirakpur-Kalka Highway. It is said a descendant of Baba Gurditta Ji meditated here for a long period. On hearing about him, Guru Gobind Singh visited this place. The devotee requested the Guru to restore water supply to the thirsty people of the area. It is said the Guru shot an arrow into the ground from which sprang a baoli (a well). Here a fair is organized on every no moon day (Amavas).

Chandi Devi Temple : Chandi Mandir is a very famous temple located at a distance of about 15 kms from the "city of gardens", Chandigarh. It is situated about 10 kms away from the Mansa Devi Shrine. Chandi Mandir is dedicated to Chandi, the goddess of power. Chandi Devi temple is basically a Siddh Peeth, a place where wishes are believed to come true. The city of Chandigarh was named after this temple. During the festivity of Navratras, thousands of people visit this temple. When it comes to Chandigarh excursions, visiting the Chandi Devi mandir is like a must.

Gurdwara Amb Sahib : It is about 10 kms from Chandigarh in Phase 8 Mohali. It is said that in 1659, Guru Har Rai, the seventh Guru of Sikhs visited this place to meet his disciple, Bhai Kooram. The unique thing about Gurudwara Amb Sahib near Chandigarh, India is that it has a mango tree, which bears the fruit even during winters, as commanded by the Guru. These mangoes are distributed as Prasad to the Sangat. On the occasion of Sakrant that falls in the month of January, a fair is held in the Amb Sahib Gurdwara in the memory of the Guru and thousands of devotees flock here.
 
WHEN TO GO MOHALI
Mohali has a sub-tropical continental monsoon climate characterized by a seasonal rhythm: hot summers, slightly cold winters, unreliable rainfall and great variation in temperature. In winter, frost sometimes occurs during December and January.
 
WEATHER FORECAST
Summer - Max: 44°C Min: 30 °C, Winter - Max: 15 °C Min: -2 °C
 
FOOD AND RESTURANTS IN MOHALI
Katani, Sahila, Haandi- Dum, Shangri-la Restaurant, Khalsa Sweets.

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