When one thinks of Chandigarh, the image that comes to the mind is of the well-planned streets, beautiful gardens, and modern architecture.

But, beyond the famous landmark and tourist spots are some hidden gems that offer a very different perspective of this vibrant city.

Exploring these offbeat places is the best thing to do for all those who are looking for a unique and unforgettable experience in the city. Whether you are on a trip to Chandigarh or a localite,

Here are the hidden gems in the city that are worth exploring:

1-Dhanas Lake:

We all know about the famous Sukhna Lake, which is a crowd puller throughout the year. But not many know that it has two other lakes within its limits.

One is the Dhanas Lake which offers stunning views of nature. Though it does not have a boating facility and jogging tracks, the peaceful surroundings here make it a good place to rejuvenate your mind and soul.

If you have an interest in bird photography, here you would get a chance to capture some amazing shots in your camera. After spending your day here, it would be a good idea to go for a soothing spa at a luxury spa in Chandigarh that will make you feel all the more rejuvenated.

2- Garden of Silence:

Located in Sector 7, the Garden of Silence is a tranquil sanctuary amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. This peaceful garden is home to lush greenery, blooming flowers and has winding pathways that lead to quiet corners where you can sit, relax and spend some quiet time amidst nature.

It is a meditative space for the locals and a perfect place to escape the noise of the busy city life. Created by the Chandigarh Administration and Ministry of Tourism, this place is worth visiting when exploring the tranquil spots of the city.

3-Nepli Reserve Forest and Wildlife Sanctuary:

This is another great place to explore for all nature lovers. It was created to reduce the worrying rate of siltation in Sukhna Lake.

Spread over 26 square kilometres, this wildlife sanctuary has more than 40 species of trees besides various species of mammals, birds, reptiles and butterflies. Come here and you would get a chance to spot various reptiles and mammals in their natural habitat.

The entire place is very carefully looked after with the help of various watchtowers. You will also find some good 5-star hotels of Chandigarh in the vicinity that you can choose to book your stay.  

4- International Dolls Museum:

This hidden gem has a fascinating collection of dolls from not just India but various countries. It thus showcases different cultures and traditions from around the world.

The museum has as many as 250 dolls, all beautifully dressed in traditional attires, representing the culture of different countries. Come here and marvel at the intricately crafted dolls and you will be impressed by the attention to detail in each doll.

Whether you’re a history buff or a nature lover, these offbeat places will leave you wanting more. Exploring them will not only enrich your travel itinerary but also give you a deeper understanding of the multifaceted charm of the city.

So, the next time you are in Chandigarh, do visit these off the beaten paths that make this city truly unique.