Panchkula is a planned city in the Panchkula district, Haryana, India. It forms a part of a continuous area with the Union Territory of Chandigarh and the city of Mohali. It is approximately 4 km (2.4 miles) southeast of Chandigarh and 259 km (162 miles) northeast of New Delhi, the national capital. The Chandigarh-Mohali-Panchkula metropolitan region collectively forms a Tri-city, with a combined population of over 2 million.The city hosts the Chandimandir Cantonment, the headquarters of the Western Command of the Indian Army.
Points of tourism in Panchkula:-
An offshoot of Shivalik range, Morni hills near Chandigarh are located at a distance of about 45 km from the city of gardens. It is a beautiful hill resort that has a real scenic beauty. Morni hills have been named after Queen Morni, who is said to rule this city.
Also known as Yadavindra Gardens, the Pinjore Gardens are situated about 20 km (12 mi) from the city, and cover a total area of 100 hectares (250 acres). The work of creating the gardens began in the seventeenth century. Pinjore Gardens is the venue for an annual mango festival. The garden houses a mini zoo, historic places, Japanese garden, nursery and a number of picnic spots. According to Hindu theology, the Pandava brothers rested in Pinjore during their exile.
Cactus Garden & Yavnika Garden
The 7 acres (2.8 ha) cactus garden in the centre of Panchkula was established in 1987, and is known for its rare and endangered species of Indian succulents.
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