Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
Gurudwara Amb Sahib
Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park(Chhatbir Zoo)
Gurudwara Sant Mandal Angitha Sahib
Shri Vaishno Mata Temple
Fateh Burj(Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial)
Welcome to Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar(Mohali),
Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar(SAS Nagar), officially and commonly known as Mohali, is a city which is a commercial hub lying adjacent to the city of Chandigarh in Punjab, India. It is administrative headquarters of Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar District. It was officially named after Sahibzada Ajit Singh, the eldest son of Guru Gobind Singh as SAS Nagar ("City of Sahibzada Ajit Singh"). It is still known and popular, as Mohali among local people and other parts of India.
Flourishing with the pace of this modern world, the city has developed into one of the most significant sites for the IT industries. There are many shopping and commercial centers that give the tourists an opportunity to buy things that have essence of the local place. The city is also famous for the Mohali Cricket Stadium that plays a host to many domestic and international matches. The stadium also offers the facility of swimming pool, practice nets and health club.
The Bhakra Dam is located near Nangal, which is at a short distance from Punjab. The dam is built across the Sutlej River and is surrounded by lush green vegetation making it a great picnic spot. The dam is around 740ft. high with the maximum reservoir capacity of 9.34 billion cubic liters of water. The reservoir is named as Gobind Sagar after Guru Gobind Singh.
The Fateh Burj is the tallest victory tower in the city of Mohali, Punjab, India. The 328 ft tower is dedicated to establishment of the Sikh rule in India in 1711. It is also known as Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial. It was here that Banda Singh Bahadur, one of the most respected Sikh warriors, won a decisive battle against Wazir Khan, commander of the Mughal army. A grand memorial, Fateh Burj, set amidst a vast landscaped complex to mark that victory, is a befitting tribute, albeit a few centuries late. It stands at the center of the field where the battle was fought in 1710.
One of the historical places in Mohali, the place became sacred after Guru Har Rai, the seventh guru of Sikhs, visited. The name of the site 'Amb' is derived from Punjabi, which means mangoes. It is believed that Guru Har Rai performed a miracle and grew a mango tree in the gurudwara, so that Bhai Kooram could serve mangoes to his guru. Today, the tree still exists. An annual fair is held every, where mangoes are distributed as prasad.
Gurudwara Baoli Sahib is situated on the Zirakpur-Kalka Highway in Chandigarh. According to legend, a descendant of Baba Gurditta Ji meditated here for many years and was visited by Guru Gobind Singh. On seeing Guru Gobind Singh, the devotee requested him to restore water to the drought ridden region. To fulfil his wish, Guru Gobind Singh shot an arrow into the ground from where, a well with staircase became visible. This site is known as Baoli and hence the shrine is named as Baoli Sahib. Pilgrims visit this place to bathe in the holy water of Baoli.
Gurudwara Koohni Sahib, also known as Bageecha Sahib, is situated on the Chandigarh-Mansa Devi Road. It is believed that Guru Gobind Singh rested at this place with his army for a week. It is also believed that he visited this place to meet Mata Raj Kaur, wife of Ram Rai.
Gurdwara Mata Sunder Kaur is another historical Sikh Shrine situated in Sector 70, Mohali. It commemorates visit of Mata Sundri, along with Baba Deep Singh and Bhai Mani Singh. This shrine is managed by Buddha Dal.
Nabha Sahib Gurudwara is located on the Zirakpur Highway in the Mohali District. The site is constructed at a place where the head of Guru Tegh Bahadur, a Sikh warrior and guru, fell. It is believed that the guru's head was picked up by Bhai Jaita, who gave it to the guru's family for cremation in Anandpur.
The Sikh devotees, who come to pay homage to Guru Tegh Bahadur here, also visit the samadh or mazhar of the Muslim faqir in the vicinity of the shrine. Banda Singh Bahadur, in 1709, stopped here to pay homage to Guru Tegh Bahadur and Dargahi Shah Faqir. Jor Mela, an annual fair, is organised here in the month of September.
Gurudwara Nada Sahib is situated in the Nada Village and lies at a distance of around 23 km from Mohali. Guru Gobind Singh resided at this place after defeating the Mughals. Nadu Shah, a villager and a follower of Guru Gobind Singh, welcomed him to the village with great honour and respect. Guruji was very happy with Nadu Shah and blessed him with miraculous powers. The site was thereafter named as Nada Shah, after Nadu Shah.
Gurudwara Puddha Sahib, also popular as the Gobindgarh Sahib, is a beautiful Gurudwara located in the Puddha Village, about 1 km away from Zirakpur, in the Mohali District. Baba Ram Singh Ji established this place by constructing a huge shrine and installing the Guru Granth Sahib in the honour of Baba Bhikam Singh. According to legends, Baba Bhikam Singh, one of the nephews of the Peer Puddhu Shah, meditated here for a long period. The Peer was a follower of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Baba Bhikam Singh also helped Baba Banda Singh Bahadur to kill Wazir Khan in Chappar Chiri, located close to this place.
The Gurudwara Puddha Sahib is considered as a popular religious centre among natives and it is believed that whoever visits this place will get their wishes fulfilled. After the death of Baba Bhikam Singh, a cemetery was made in his honour within the Gurudwara complex. The Gurudwara has a Darbar Sahib, Sarovar Sahib, a Langar hall, Darshani Deodhi and the Yaad Gar or the Memorial of Peer Puddhu Shah.
Gurudwara Sant Mandal Angitha Sahib is located in Sector 62 of Mohali, in Punjab. This beautiful three storey Gurudwara is clearly visible from the front of Gurudwara Amb Sahib. It is believed that two great religious personalities namely Bhai Kooram Ji and Sant Baba Ishar Singh meditated at this site for a long time. Both worked continuously for the development of the Sikh community by spreading the principles mentioned in the Gurbani. A sacred memorial place for saints is also constructed at the site, in the memory of Bhai Kooram Ji.
The Gurudwara building is made up of carved marble panels and white tiles. Balconies surround the Gurudwara at each floor and five milky white Samads or tombs are located in the corners of the Gurdwara's roof. There is a Darshani Deodi, Darbar Sahib, Tapasthaan, Bhaura Sahib, a large Guru ka Langar, Sarovar Sahib and a large dispensary within the complex of the Gurudwara.
This shrine is situated in village Sohana, close to Sector 70 constructed in memory of martyrdom of Jathedar Baba Hanuman Singh, a Nihang Jathedar. He, along with 500 Sikhs attained martyrdom at this place in a battle against British forces during Anglo-Sikh Wars.
The Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park was created out of the Chhatbir Protected Forest in 1977. Named after the governor of Punjab who envisioned it, the Park continues to support conservation of endangered and rare species of wildlife through captive breeding, as well as, encouraging research and awareness on wildlife. Spread over 202 acres of raw scrubland, it is the biggest zoological park in north-western India, with a population of nearly 1,000 animals and birds.
The zoo houses a large number of primates, big cats and several varieties of deer and antelope. Besides housing zebras, hippopotamus and crocodiles, the park is also credited with the successful captive-breeding of the gharial, a critically endangered variety of crocodile distinguished by its long and narrow snout. Among the avian species spotted here are a wide variety of pheasants including the Mongolian and the white-crested Khaleej. The reptile enclosure which includes a python and a sand boa is an immensely popular draw, along with the lion and deer safaris.
Mansa Devi Temple is one of the Seedh Peeths situated in the Mohali District. According to Hindu mythology, Devi Sati's head fell here. There are primarily two temples among which, the one located near the parking lot is the main temple and was established in 1815. The other temple was recently built by the Maharaja of Patiala. There is also a beautiful garden near the Mansa Devi Temple that displays a variety of sacred plants.
The murals painted inside the shrine depict scenes from epics such as the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas, along with paintings of the Navagrahas and Nakshtras. These were made by a painter named Angad, between 1811 and 1817. These murals were painted using the principles and styles of the Kangra School of Paintings. The murals here are divided under different sections related to Durga, Rama, Krishna and Shiva, as well as the nine planets. All the murals depict different scenes, episodes and events from the Hindu mythology.
This is the famous mall in the city. The mall has various shops, multiplex and food court.
The stunning Mughal garden now known as Pinjore garden is an architectural marvel, planned on the classical Charbagh pattern, giving the area a central water way by Nawab Fadai Khan, a great Architech and foster brother of Auranzeb, the garden is spread over 100 acres. A mini Zoo, plants nursery, a Japanese garden, lawns enhance the beauty of the park. At weekends foundation are switched on and after dusk, lights adds to the surreal atmosphere of the garden. Special programs are arranged at the Pinjore gardens for the Baisakhi festival in April and the Mango festival in June and July.
Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh is the premier educational organization which is doing yeoman service for the promotion, preservation and dissemination of Indian classical arts of music, dance and fine arts (painting) since its inception in 1956. Established in 1956 and registered under Registration of Societies Act, 1860, the Kendra, over the years, has achieved unprecedented success in its defined goals and identically it is functioning on the pattern of Open University of performing and visual arts.
Built in 1993, the stadium is the seat of the Punjab Cricket Association and the home ground of the IPL team, Kings XI Punjab. The maximum capacity of the stadium is approximately 28,000 people. The Mohali stadium has been a host to several local and international matches and world cup cricket matches including the World Cup 2013 finals.
The Rock Garden is located in Sector 1, between the Capitol Complex and Sukhna Lake. It was founded by Nek Chand, a former Road Inspector in the Engineering Department of Chandigarh Capital Project. The Rock Garden is an open air exhibition, sprawling over several acres. Each of the displayed art is made of discarded waste materials like metal wires, marble, auto parts, mudguards, handle bars and stones.
The entrance of the garden is adorned with an arrangement of rocks, broken chinaware, boulders, discarded fluorescent tubes as well as broken and cast away glass bangles. The creator of the park has made use of various other material, such as building wastes, coal and clay, to form different figures like palaces, temples, soldiers, villages, monkeys and women. Other major attractions of the garden include a waterfall, numerous pools and an open air theatre.
This garden is located in the Chandigarh Tricity area and is also known as Dr. Zakir Rose Garden which was constructed in the year 1967. It is one of Asia's largest rose gardens and it was established with the assistance of late Dr. M.S. Randhawa, the first chief commissioner of Chandigarh. The garden lies in an area of 27 acres and has 17000 plants and about 1600 species of roses on display for the onlookers. The garden has various beautiful plants that have medicinal value as well. The Rose Festival, a cultural event is organized in the month of February.
This beautiful museum is set in the Shivalik Hills. It is a memorial to the struggles and accomplishments of Dr. Diwan Singh Kalepani, a poet, healer, and a freedom fighter. The museum has beautifully manicured gardens and a state of the art interior. It was built by his son, Mohindar Singh Dhillon, with the guidance of designer Amar Behl, and generous contributions from family and friends. The museum is divided into five main sections Timeline, Panjabiat, Faith, Humanism and Nationalism.
This temple situated in Punchkula has a very important place among hindu God and godess. Bagalamukhi is one of the ten forms of wisdom goddesses, symbolizing the potent female force. She is also known as pitambera Maa in North India, it is visited by a lot of followers everyday and a must visit if you are visiting Mohali.
Shri Vaishno Mata Temple is situated at phase 3, Mohali. At Shri Vaishno Mata Temple you will feel the comfort of faith and serenity of its pristine surroundings. The Shri Vaishno Mata Temple takes you in its welcoming folds and is believed to fulfill wishes of all. This Temple is located at quiet and peaceful place.
Sikh Ajaibghar or Sikh Museum is situated at Balongi village, near SAS Nagar (formerly Mohali) Punjab, India. The museum shows the sculptures of the statues of various Sikh warriors and models of various Sikh freedom fighters.
The artificial Sukhna lake offers the pedestrians a 2 km long stretch of road for ambling. Fitness freaks can be found roaming around the lakefront and performing yoga and other forms of exercises in morning and evening. Having the longest water stretchs in Asia for competitive rowing and yachting, this lake is one of the best Mohali attractions.
Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful place situated north-east of the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. This sanctuary covers an area of around 2600 hectares and forms a part of the Sukhna Lake Catchment. The sanctuary is home to animals like deer, jackals, wild boars, pangolins, giant squirrels and some reptiles. Birds like peacocks, cuckoos, grey partridges, night jars, kingfishers, swifts and hornbills also reside here. A number of trees like khair, phulai, kikar, raeru, shisham and neem can be spotted in the sanctuary as well.
Thunder Zone Amusement and Water Park, inaugurated on 15th May 2002, is situated in Chandigarh. It covers an area of around 11 acres and has rides like the octopus ride, columbus ride and caterpillar ride. The splash, striking car, boat club, swinging chairs and music bob are some of the other rides available. The water park, located inside the amusement park, consists of four pools having various water rides.
- Silvi Park, Radha Krishna Temple, Shri Hari Temple, Shri Satya Narayan Temple, Puratan Shiv Temple, Mataur Lake, Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple, Shri Guru Ravi Das Temple, Bhagban Parshunath Temple, Sanatan Dharm Temple, Valley park, Musical Fountain Park etc.