Mohali is an important part of Chandigarh. It is located in west direction of Chandigarh. It has a rich Punjabi culture, food and festivals. The city is a mixture of both urban and rural culture. The city got its name from Sahibzada Ajit Singh also known as SAS Nagar, who was an eldest son of Guru Gobind Singh. The three cities namely Panchkula, Mohali and Chandigarh is also a Tri-city.
Mohali is now also well known for its significant development in IT industries. It is the main center for Quark, Dell and Philips. Mohali has many tourist attractions. Visitors will get to see the ancient heritage as well as a commercial center for shopping. Mohali is popular for Mohali Cricket Stadium which has given us memorable international and domestic matches. You can also enjoy amenities like health club, swimming pool and practice nets.
Beautiful Rose Garden, well known as the Dr. Zakir Rose Garden, was founded in 1967. It is known as the largest and spectacular rose garden in Asia. The garden was founded with the aid of late Dr. M. S. Randhawa, who was the 1st Chief Commissioner of Chandigarh. The garden covers 27 acres of area and along with roses, there are wonderful flowers like Gulmohar, camphor and bahera. Rose Festival is an ultimate attraction which none could miss. It is held in February and March every year.
Mohali Cricket Stadium
Mohali Cricket Stadium, founded in 1993, is the largest stadium, also known as the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. It is situated outside the city of Chandigarh.
The garden was established by Nek Chand, prior Road Inspector. The Rock Garden is sited in Sector 1 amid the Sukhna Lake and Capitol Complex Lake.
Sukhna Lake has a breathtaking view, which is artificially created at the pedestal of the Shivalik Range. The 3 km long lake was developed in 1958 by accumulating rain water from the Sukhna Choe. Many water sports are held and championships won on Asiatic level. Migratory birds are also seen in this region.
Mansa Devi Temple
Mansa Devi Temple is important shrine, known as Seedh Peeths located in Mohali District. It has mythological importance. The temple was founded in 1815, where Devi Sati’s head fell on the grounds of the temple. The temple is surrounded by beautiful gardens and there are beautiful murals on the walls of the temples containing stories of Ramayana and many mythological epics.
Gurudwara Amb Sahib
Gurudwara Amb Sahib is most significant historic attraction also called as Guru Har Rai, the 7th guru of the Sikhs.
Nabha Sahib Gurudwara
Nabha Sahib Gurudwara is situated on Zirakpur Highway in Mohali. It is at this place, the Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur fell.
Chhatbir Zoo or Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park is sited on the Chandigarh Patiala Road. It is worth visiting which spreads across 202 acres of the region. The significant attraction is the Royal Bengal Tiger. The experience is as if you are in a safari.
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Gurudwara Nada Sahib is located in Nada Village and is presently around 23 km away from Mohali. Guru Gobind Singh stayed at this place after overpowering the Mughals.
Gurudwara Sant Mandal Angitha Sahib
It is located in Sector 62 of the city of Mohali. It is a huge and magnificent building, which comprises of three storeys, which is clearly sited from the front side of a Gurudwara Amb Sahib.
Culture of Mohali
Mohali city in Punjab is a metro city with a mixture of rural as well as ultra modern standard of living accompanied with Punjabi culture. People from all around India reside here happily. The greater part of the population in this city is Sikhs and Hindus. The city is always celebrating festivals from all sectors of culture with great enthusiasm.
Accommodation in Mohali
Mohali is one of the three cities and section Chandigarh. It is a cosmopolitan city which gives many choices for tourist accommodation. The city is well planned, and there are numerous budget hotels, lodges which will give you comfortable and cost effective stay.
The hotels can cost you Rs. 1600 minimum to Rs 2500 maximum on per day basis. You can also get luxurious hotels which range from 2-star in 5-star hotels.
- Hotel City Plaza 17 2-star hotel 4.2 (11) Rs. 7557
- Park Plaza Chandigarh 4-star hotel 4.4 (5) Rs. 5400
- The Bella Vista 5-star hotel 4.1 (20) Rs. 2346
- Hotel City Heart Premium 3-star hotel
What to Buy
Mohali is a big city, and like any other city it has its own traffic problems, but shopping in the city is an ultimate experience. There are international brand stores, in the center of the city, which is sector 17 in Chandigarh. In this section, you will get all types of shoes, electronics, books, sports good, etc., for ethnic shopping you can go to Phulkari store, which is a government store of traditional garments.
What to Eat and Drink in Mohali
- Mohali is a part of Punjab, therefore, Makai-ki-roti and Sarso ka saag is an imminent part of the city. Punjabi delicacies are mouth watering, but along with that you will also get vada sambar and dosa if you crave for.
- The city also gives many international multi cuisines.
- You have great options of Chinese, Italian and even Punjabi barbecue items.
- To your surprise, you will also find best Maharashtrian restaurants in the city.
- Punjabi Biryani restaurants serve best brownies.
Climatic Conditions And Best Time to Visit
- Summer season in Mohali is very hot with temperature reaching up to 44 centigrade of scorching heat.
- Monsoon is short with mild showers, which makes the city humid to cool conditions. The greenery in monsoon season looks heavenly.
- Winter season comes from November to February with the cold temperature as low as 7 to 5 degree Celsius. Winters are truly cold yet pleasant.
The best time to visit Mohali is in winter seasons summer is not a good time to travel in this region.
How to Reach
The nearest airport is at Chandigarh. The airport linked with major cities like Mumbai and Delhi and flights are pretty regular. You can reach Chandigarh and then travel by car or bus to the Mohali city.
Mohali is a cosmopolitan city which is connected to other cities by State bus services. The buses are regular and good road networks are seen which is comfortable for travelers. There are government regular buses as well as luxurious buses.
The trains have good network facilities in the city. You will get many regularly travelling trains from Delhi to Mohali. In Chandigarh there is an important railroad connecting with Mohali, which is 14 km from the Mohali city.
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