Major Attractions in Tri City

Sukhna lake

Distance from AMARA HOTEL : 9.2km


Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh, India is an artificial lake at the foothills of the Himalayas, the Shivalik hills.This 3 km² rainfed lake was created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik Hills. Originally the seasonal flow entered the lake directly causing heavy siltation. To check the inflow of silt, 25.42 km² of land was acquired in the catchment area and put under vegetation. In 1974, the Choe was diverted and made to bypass the lake completely, the lake being fed by three siltation pots, minimising the entry of silt into the lake itself.



Rock Garden

Distance from AMARA HOTEL : 10km

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The rock garden or Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a Sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India, also known as Nek Chand’s Rock Garden after its founder Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. Today it is spread over an area of forty-acres (160,000 m²), it is completely built of industrial & home waste and thrown-away items.

It is situated near Sukhna Lake. It consists of man-made interlinked waterfalls and many other sculptures that have been made of scrap & other kinds of wastes (bottles, glasses, bangles, tiles, ceramic pots, sinks, electrical waste, etc.) which are placed in walled paths.

In his spare time, Chand began collecting materials from demolition sites around the city. He recycled these materials into his own vision of the divine kingdom of Sukrani, choosing a gorge in a forest near Sukhna Lake for his work. The gorge had been designated as a land conservancy, a forest buffer established in 1902 that nothing could be built on. Chand’s work was illegal, but he was able to hide it for eighteen years before it was discovered by the authorities in 1975. By this time, it had grown into a 12-acre (49,000 m2) complex of interlinked courtyards, each filled with hundreds of pottery-covered concrete sculptures of dancers, musicians, and animals.



Elante Mall

Distance from AMARA HOTEL : 8km


Business, Stay and Entertainment are what one would experience at “Elante” a mixed use development project. Spread across 20 acres this development is located in ‘The City Beautiful’, Chandigarh. The developments consists of three distinct facilities which includes Retail mall, Office complex & Hotel with central courtyard.

Elante, with its retail space of over 1 millon. sq. ft. across G+3 levels is the largest mall in Chandigarh. The retail space hosts premium national and international brands along with a mix of hypermarket, departmental stores, Sports Bar, Bowling Alley . Elante has well planned entertainment zone with multiplex and food court to cater to its customers.



Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (RGCTP)

Distance from AMARA HOTEL : 12.3km


RAJIV GANDHI CHANDIGARH TECHNOLOGY PARK. Chandigarh’s economy is changing in character as the knowledge revolution sweeps the country. There has been a decline in traditional industrial activity and a rapid increase in activity relating to the services sector. This is a especially evident in the fields of financial services, IT Services, Insurance Services, Hospitality, Health and Education services. The emphasis of the Administration is to promote Chandigarh in the knowledge sector. A proposal for developing Chandigarh as a financial services hub is also actively under the consideration of the Administration Projects like Chandigarh Technology Park, the education city and the film city are further likely to boost the employment potential in Chandigarh and also give an impetus to economic activity. As Chandigarh is also servicing the North – West because of the increase in the number of visitors and business, the Airports Authority of India, (AAI), in association with Chandigarh Administration, has undertaken the upgradation of Chandigarh Airport. Chandigarh Technology Park (CTP) is an extremely important project for the Union Territory of Chandigarh, as it provides the world class integrated infrastructure necessary for the setting up of facilities/campuses by leading Technology Companies and other IT/ITES/BPO companies, for the first time. Chandigarh has traditionally been a city where few multi-national companies had earlier set up their facilities and therefore a large number of professionals left Chandigarh for other cities, in search of high level employment. The level of educational facilities here is much higher than the level of employment opportunities available, especially in the knowledge sector. North India, as a whole, lagged behind the southern States, and the CTP is a major step in redressing the imbalance. Chandigarh is fast becoming one of the most preferred destinations for technology companies in the country, especially since it boasts of an excellent quality of life, a huge base of Human Resources and the proactive policies of the Administration are conducive to such investment By Nano Web Tech Ltd an ISO 9001:2000 Certified IT Company.



Shopping Plaza Sector 17

Distance from AMARA HOTEL : 4.7km


Sector 17 is regarded by the visitors as the shopper’s paradise! With a never ending range of national as well as international brands and an array of popular eating joints, the plaza reflects a spirit of youthfulness of the City. Step into the shopping center in the evening and you will find yourself surrounded by fashion crazy people munching through the local delicacies sold roadside, creating a picturesque mishmash of richness with humility of the residents of The City Beautiful. Over the years, the shopping plaza has become synonymous with the City’s lifestyle.



Picnic spots in Panchkula

Distance from AMARA HOTEL : 15.4km

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Morni hills, an offshoot of Shivalik range, is a beautiful hill resort situated in Panchkula district which is famous for a real scenic beauty. Morni Hills is the only hill station of Haryana state. The hills are covered by pine trees. Tikkar Taal is one of the major tourist attraction points here.

Pinjore, a well known tourist spot of Haryana state of India, is an historical place, famous for the beautiful Mughal Gardens, designed on the classical Charbagh pattern. Also known by the name of Yadavindra Gardens, the garden houses a mini zoo, historic places like- Rang Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, and the Jal Mahal, Japanese garden, and many picnic spots.




Distance from AMARA HOTEL : 12km

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Amusement & Water Park is the best and the most beautiful park in the whole of Northern India which was brought into operation on 15thMay 2002. It is having numerous thrilling amusement and water waves and slides accompanied with lush green lawns. It is situated in a scenic land of 11 Acres at a drive away distance of just 13 Kms. from the heart of the city beautiful and just 4 Kms. from Mohali. It houses 12 exclusive Rides, which brings the world of fun & thrill. Water Park has 4 pools in which always lies the never-ending fun & masti.




Distance from AMARA HOTEL : 12km


FUNCITY, the area’s biggest Amusement park and water park in India , is spread over 43 acres of scenic land. Just 20 Kms from Chandigarh on the Panchkula – Barwalla Nadha Sahib Gurudwara Highway near Ramgarh. It is unique combination of Amusement Park, Water Park and Resort. We offer the most exciting and hi-tech hydraulic rides in Amusement Park for both children and adults. Aesthetically laid out flora and fauna matching in every bit to the splendor and grandeur of an exclusive haunt for FUNSEEKERS awaits you at FUNCITY. Wunder Water – the first and the biggest wet park in the region has six landing pools, one activity pool, one wave pool and 17 water slides of different sizes and shape including a few small ones for children. So if you are looking for Amusement Park in India or Water Parks in India Surya Funcity is the place to be.



ChattBir Zoo

Distance from AMARA HOTEL : 19.1km

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ChattBir Zoo (formally Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park), is a zoological park located near Zirakpur, India that houses hundreds of different mammals, birds and reptiles. One of the major attractions of Chatbir Zoo near Chandigarh is the lion safari. The work on zoo had started long back in the seventies and today it has been developed as a full-fledged zoological park. The Royal Bengal tiger is the pride of Chattbir zoo. Visitors are taken on the adventurous trips to the Asiatic Lion reserves, where animals roam about freely. You can also find distinctive species of birds. The zoo is open every day except Mondays.

It is indeed a marvel to see how acres of raw scrubland have been transformed into a wonderful home for wild animals. The zoo paints a magnificent picture of the underlying ecological harmony that enhances the charm of the beautiful surroundings. The animals are kept in open enclosures so that their behavioral and physical needs can be met akin to their natural habitat.



North Country Mall

Distance from AMARA HOTEL : 12km


The North Country Mall is being developed by Gumberg India, the India venture of U.S.-based shopping centre developer J.J. Gumberg Co., one of the largest privately held real estate development firms in the country.

The North Country Mall is a 1 million sq. ft. regional shopping center. Located on a 22-acre parcel in the Chandigarh Tri-City, it will be the first modern regional shopping mall in the state of Punjab. Anchored by a 100,000 sq. ft. hypermarket, four department stores and a 9-screen multiplex, it is destined to become the retail hub of north India. The first Gumberg development in India, it will be a showcase of superior design and execution capabilities, featuring the finest domestic and multinational tenants, with an unwavering focus on anticipating and meeting the needs of consumers

How can you reach Chandigarh

Chandigarh, being one of the most high up cities in North India, is connected to many a important cities of the country via a well organized road network. The two national highways – NH21 and NH 22 function as the arterial system for this Union Territory branching out roads to prominent destinations in India. The road distance from Chandigarh to various major cities are mentioned here –

Anandpur Sahib80Manali320
Badrinath577Mount Abu1016
Bhakra Nangal125Nainital568
Chail (H.P.)120Nepal1400
Kasauli77Vaishno Devi400


Bus Service

ISBT 43 distance from AMARA HOTEL : 500m

ISBT 17 distance from AMARA HOTEL : 4.7km

Chandigarh Transport Undertaking or CTU that falls under Chandigarh Administration forms the lifeline of city’s local as well as interstate transport system. The local bus terminal is located in sector 17 from where you can access the fleet of local buses to travel within the city. The Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) is located in sector 43, Chandigarh from where buses from numerous State Road Transportations (Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Roadways, amongst the most prominent ones) connect the city to neighboring destinations. A convoy of deluxe, semi-deluxe as well as ordinary buses connects Chandigarh with the major towns of Punjab and Haryana, along with cities like Dehradun, Haridwar, Katra, Simla, Kullu-Manali, and the central capital Delhi.
Here is a list of important contact numbers for information regarding bus service-
ISBT Sector – 17
Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU)270000605:00 – 21:00
Haryana Roadways270401405:00 – 24:00
Punjab Roadways270402304:00 – 20:00
ISBT Sector – 43
Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU)262441305:00 – 21:00
Haryana Roadways657705009:00 – 17:00
Punjab Roadways260667204:00 – 20:00
Himachal Roadways266894324 Hrs

Train Service

Railway station distance from AMARA HOTEL : 13km

Chandigarh has a list of trains connecting it to and fro with the major tourist, commercial as well as religiously important cities in the country. The railway station is positioned at a distance of approximately 8 kilometers from local bus terminal in sector 17 and 13 km from ISBT in sector 43. Local transportation system is accessible 24/7 to reach the railway station from any part of the City Beautiful.
*To make railway booking expedient for the travelers coming to the city, there is a railway booking counter accessible at the Local Bus Terminal in sector 17.
Below mentioned is the list of contact details for train reservations –

Railway Enquiry:

Station Master2654782
Train Status1333, 131, 132, 2654775, 2658713-714-715
Train Booking – Railway Station1333, 2641651
Ticket Booking – ISBT Secto-17, Chd.2708573, 2720242

Flight Service

Airport distance from AMARA HOTEL : 10km

The domestic airport in Chandigarh is one of the most important ones in North India. Major airlines that fly to Chandigarh from different parts of the country include Air India, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, GoAir, JetAirways and JetKonnect. With the airport authorities getting acquiescence from the Union Civil Aviation Ministry for an international flight the domestic airport going to be transformed into an international one by the end of July 2014 making it the region’s second international airport.
Mentioned here are the relevant contact numbers for all your flight related queries

Airline Enquiry

Flight Enquiry, Airport2656029, 2705062, 2704034
Director, Airport2659886
Air India, Reservation Office, Sector 34-A1333, 131, 132, 2654775, 2658713-714-715
Station ManagerTele fax:-2624942


Chandigarh- The City Beautiful

An apparition seen by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru which was turned into reality by the connoisseur French architect Le Corbusier, Chandigarh is one of the most planned cities in India. Besides being a part of the list of Cities with the highest per capita income in India, Chandigarh has also been ranked amongst one of the cleanest cities in the country as well. With huge leaps in the growth in and around the city, the territory along with Mohali (part of Punjab) and Panchkula (part of Haryana) has become renowned as ‘The Tricity’. The marvelously planned infrastructure and tranquil location under the foothills of Shivalik Mountain range have epitomized Chandigarh as a peaceful and serene city, earning it the synonym ‘The City Beautiful’. Being a Union Territory, Chandigarh falls under the direct control of Central Government of India. Chandigarh also holds the distinction of being the only city which is the capital of two states, Haryana and Punjab.

Postal Code160017 GPOISD Code91
STD Code
Longitude760 48′ ELatitude300 50′ N
Area114 square kmsAltitude304 – 365 metres above MSL
Annual Rainfall111.4 cm/yearly averageMonsoonJuly – September
ClimateWinter Min. (Nov-Jan) 4oC – 14oC Summer Max. (April-July) 37oC – 44oCTowns (NAC)3 – Manimajra, Burail and Attawa
Villages27Population10.39 Lacs
Urban Population89.8%Literacy Rate81.9%
Prevelant Winds
From the South East in Summer. From the Northwest in Winter.
Air QualityChandigarh’s ambient air quality is better than that of most other cities in the world. In Chandigarh only non polluting and power driven industries are permitted.