Panchkula city is one of the most well planned cities of Haryana. Though Gurugram previously called as Gurgaon turned out to become one of the biggest investment destinations of Haryana but Panchkula has got its own charm.
Now, Can Panchkula city become next Gurgaon? is the real question. Well, Yes, it can become provided an all round development takes place. One of the best and positive aspects about Panchkula is that it is near to Chandigarh which is also called as the City Beautiful.
Panchkula is shaping up as per modern times
Places to visit in Panchkula
When it comes to finding best places to visit in Panchkula there are plenty of amazing places. But you need to search for those hidden gems to enjoy your time. Some of the best ones are:
Mata Mansa Devi Temple
It is situated at the foothills of the famous Shivalik Mountain and covers almost 100 acres of area. This temple borders the Bilaspur village, which is situated in the Panchkula district. In this temple, Shakti is worshipped. There is a sacred tree on which devotees tie threads so that their wishes get fulfilled.
During Navaratri, the Goddess is worshipped for nine days. People from all over the world visit this temple to see this festival. If you are a peace lover, this temple will be the best place for you. Clean premises, scenic backdrops, lush greenery, everything will cleanse your soul and fill your heart with joy.
After climbing some stairs you can reach this temple. Food is offered to all the pilgrims here. Elaborates arrangements are also made for a comfortable stay for the pilgrims.
Cactus Garden Panchkula
This garden is established by DR. J. S. Sarkaria. Cactus garden has a wide collection of succulents. This garden is the world’s largest garden of Indian succulents.
This hill is situated on the outskirts of Panchkula. As it is the only hill station in this area, locals and tourists visit this place very often. Morni hill is also a famous picnic destination. It is 1,220 meters high and offers us some great views. Morni hill is also an archeological site. Several carvings from the 7th Century have been found in the Thakur Dwar temple situated here. If you love bird watching and trekking, this is the best place for you. The road connecting Chandigarh to this hill is beautiful. The road is covered with pines and other trees up to the foothills of Shivaliks.
Nada Sahib is a famous Sikh Gurudwara visited by Sikhs and other tourists. It is situated near the banks of river Ghaggar. History says Guru Gobind Singh has stayed here while he was traveling from Paonta Sahib to Anandpur after the battle of Bhangini. This temple can soothe your soul and bring peace to your heart. You can recite Hukumnama, pay respect, and partake the Langar here.
This garden is almost 15 km away from Panchkula. This is a beautiful Mughal garden made in the 17th Century. This garden covers an area of 100 acres and is covered with beautiful trees. It is famous all over the world because of its amazing fountains, beautiful greenery, and great water bodies. people visit this garden from all over the world to witness this Mughal creation that has been maintained very carefully.
Panchkula and its Charms
- It is situated at Panchkula district forming the tri-city area with Mohali and Chandigarh. Chandimandir Cantonment is hosted in Panchkula. It is also the headquarters of the Indian Army of Western Command.
- Panchkula is well-planned along with its systematic layouts. You can find wide roads, beautiful trees, and huge buildings here. So, it is a perfect mixture of nature and culture.
- Panchkula is visited by many tourists every year because of its natural beauty. You can find the thickest forest of Haryana covering huge lands. Apart from Panchkula city, there are five more towns worth visiting which are; Pinjore, Barwala, Kalka, Ranipur Rani, and Morni.
- Morni is the only hill station of Haryana. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations.
- The name Panchkula also has an interesting history. ‘Panch’ means five and ‘Kula’ means canal. So Panchkula is the meeting place of five irrigation canals. From Ghaggar, the canals take the water and distribute the water from the Nada Sahib to the Mansa Devi. The canals were built by an ancient ruler. Here, you can witness an excellent example of the engineering acumen of ancient times. At some places, the water is also raised than the actual level of the river.
- Panchkula is only 10 km away from Chandigarh. So, it is well connected to the other parts of the city. You can avail plane, train, or bus to reach Panchkula. The transportation service is also very advanced here.
So, because of all these wonders and charms, Panchkula is gaining immense popularity. A huge number of visitors come here throughout the year. Panchkula offers us so much that no wonder it has the potential of becoming the next Gurgaon soon.