Holiday Overview

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Chamkaur Sahib (Photo Courtesy: Jasmeetsinghsekhon)

This is a getaway itinerary for guests looking for an experiential getaway.



Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Chandigarh - Ropar
  • Day-2 Around Ropar / Excursions / Picnic / Walks / treks etc.
  • Day-3 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Ropar - Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib (40.00 kms), Naina Devi Temple (63.00 kms), Gobind Sagar Dam (76.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Chandigarh Departure - Chandigarh
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Bird watchers may look to spend more time at Ropar wetlands, a designated Ramsar site.

  • Chandigarh to Ropar -44 kms (1 hrs)
  • Ropar to Chandigarh -44 kms (1 hrs)

Chandigarh - Ropar(2) - Chandigarh

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Chandigarh - Ropar Arrival at Chandigarh and proceed to Ropar (Bharatgarh Fort) (80 kms - 1.5 hrs). Time permitting visit villages around the area.

Day-2 Around Ropar / Excursions / Picnic / Walks / treks etc. Visit Anandpur Sahib Gurdwara (20 kms) and Naina Devi Temple (43 kms) and Bhakra Nangal dam (55 kms) OR can explore fishing, bird watching, walks and forest treks around the area or spend a day with a picnic hamper on an island on Sutlej river.

Day-3 Departure Travel to Chandigarh (80 kms - 1.5 hours) and Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Ropar :

  • Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib - Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib in Anandpur Sahib is the holy place where the 9th Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib was cremated in 1675

  • Naina Devi Temple - Naina Devi Temple is situated on a hilltop at about 60 kms North of Chandigarh overlooking the Gobind Sagar lake. The temple is connected with National Highway No. 21 and accessible via a cable car ride from the base point. Naina Devi Temple is significant regionally and is a well visited temple throughout the year. Naina Devi Temple is also widely regarded as one of the Shakti Peetha.

  • Gobind Sagar Dam - Gobind Sagar is a man-made reservoir situated in Bilaspur District of Himachal Pradesh. One of the worlds highest gravity dams, the Bhakra dam rises nearly 225.5 m above its lowest foundations. In October and November, when the water level of the reservoir is high, a series of regattas are also organised by the Tourism and Civil Aviation department. Water-skiing, sailing, kayaking and water scooter racing are popular water sports activities during this period.Major attractions of the lake include ferry rides and water sports like speedboating. Gobind Sagar was declared as a water fowl refuge in 1962 and is good for fishing.

Destination Overview

Chandigarh - Chandigarh is a major business centre and hub for Software, IT and ITES companies. Chandigarh is a tourist destination being a transit point for guests on Delhi - Manali route and an access point to visit neighboring hills of Himachal Pradesh and hill station of Shimla.

Ropar - Ropar lies only 50 kms from Chandigarh. The major pilgrimage destinations in Ropar comprise Naina Devi, Anandpur Sahib and Chamkaur Sahib (16 kms). The famous Bhakra dam in Nangal lies on the boundary with the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh.

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  • Chandigarh to Ropar -44 kms (1 hrs)
  • Ropar to Chandigarh -44 kms (1 hrs)

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  • Chandigarh to Ropar -44 kms (1 hrs)
  • Ropar to Chandigarh -44 kms (1 hrs)

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This is excellent winter option for experiential traveler looking for a quick break away from the usual, touristy and ordinary.

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