A small town on the outskirts of Chandigarh is Manimajra which is located quite close to Panchkula. The Fun Republic and DT Mall are situated very near to Manimajra and is useful for shopping and catching a film. Various companies like Airtel, Infosys and Tech Mahindra have recently build their campuses here making this area a fast developing one with corporate travelers pouring in every year. The Mani Majra Fort located in Manimajra is an eye-catching attraction. As a tourism centre, Manimajra is gaining importance every year and so are the hotels in this region. To aid this growing impetus, these hotels provide a number of eye catching deals. The rates at which these hotels are available make them easily affordable for any tourist. Some of the hotels are equipped with rooftop restaurant, multi-cuisine buffet spread along with good parking space. Manimajra is just an 11 minute taxi ride away from Chandigarh Railway Station and an half hour ride away from Chandigarh Airport. A visit between the months of mid-August and November is the best. Chail which used to be the summer home for the Maharaja of Patiala is a very natural place which can be visited from Manimajra. The Bhawani Amba Temple and the Christ Church are also places worthy of a visit. The Rock Gardens has been built entirely out of materials recycled and reused making it one of the spectacles of the city. It was made in the memory of Dr. Zakir Hussain offering a popular sightseeing spot.