panchkula Travel Guide

Welcome to Panchkula

Panchkula,The Satellite City 

Introduction 
Panchkula is one of the well-planned cities which is situated in the northern state of Haryana. It is a satellite city of the Union Territory of Chandigarh. Popular Chandimandir cantonment of Indian army western command is also situated in panchkula city. There are five popular towns situated in the district of panchkula which are Pinjore, Kalka, Barwala, Morni and Raipur Rani. Panchkula is surrounded by Himachal Pradesh in the north and east, Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh in the west and by Ambala district in the south as well as east. Panchkula district shares its borders with famous cities like Chandigarh, Mohali, Solan and Ambala districts. Panchkula district shares an unspoiled border with Mohali district of Punjab. Panchkula and Mohali are the two satellite cities of Chandigarh. Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali are known as Chandigarh Tricity.

History
The origin of the name Panchkula came from the place where five irrigation canals meet. Panch is five and Kuls means canal, hence the name Panchkula. The canals take water from the Ghaggar and distribute it from Nada Sahib to Mansa Devi. The canals, build by a ruler in the past are a good example of ancient engineering acumen, as at some spots the water is raised to higher levels than the river course. The canals are very beautiful which are maintained by villagers which is a good example of community property.

Tourism
Panchkula is a beautiful tourist destination in the Northern state of Haryana. It is well connected with the major cities of the country through air, rail and road. There are many places to visit in Panchkula are Pinjore Gardens, Mansa Devi temple, Gurudwara Nada Sahib, Cactus garden, Ramgarh Fort and many more. Apart from this, the city has numerous attractive places and sightseeing, which makes it an ideal tourist spot for travellers.

Places To Visit 

Pinjore Gardens
Pinjore Gardens is one of the most beautiful Mughal gardens which is situated 20 kms away from the Panchkula City. It is also known as Yadavindra Gardens. It spreads over an area of 250 arces. The garden houses a mini zoo, historic places, Japanese garden, nursery and a number of picnic spots.

Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Gurudwara Nada Sahib is one of the most famous Gurudwara which is situated on the banks of river Gahgar in Panchkula. It is a most beautiful tourist destination in Panchkula where Guru Gobind Singh ji along with his triumphant Sikh warriors had lived for some period after magnificent triumph in the Battle of Bhangani.

Cactus Garden
Cactus Garden is one of the most popular tourist place in Panchkula. It spreads over an area of 7 arces. It was built by Dr. J S sarkaria in the year of 1987 and is known for its rare and endangered species of Indian succulents. It is very popular as more than 3500 species of cactus are seen here and an apt destination to enjoy the vacations with family.

Morni Hills
Morni Hills is one of the beautiful tourist spot which is located at an offshoot of the Shivalik range. This tourist destination is a beautiful hill station which is quite famous for its scenic view that has gleaming charm and attracts a large number of travelers every year.

Mansa Devi Temple
Mansa Devi Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temple in Panchkula. It spreads over an area of 100 arces and was built by Maharaja Gopal Singh who was the ruler of Manimajra in 1815 A.D. The temple is dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi, a form of shakti.

Area 816 kmĀ²
Population 140925
Language Hindi, English, Punjabi
Pin Code 134102

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