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Plan a Budget-Friendly Weekend Trip to Chandigarh

Chandigarh derives its name from a ‘Chandi Mandir’ and a ‘fort’ near the site. Located at the foothills of the Shivaliks, Chandigarh is the city of the dreams of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru. As a part of urban planning and modern architecture, he made Le Corbusier (the famous French architect) design the city. 

In 2018, New York Times came up with a list of 52 places to visit that year and among all other locations from India, Chandigarh was the only place in 43rd position. Many travellers visit the place to know the reason behind the “claim to fame” or to simply experience the whereabouts of India’s “green city”. If you have the same motive or are simply looking for a weekend trip within budget, follow this guide to plan a trip to Chandigarh.


Places You Can Cover Over The Weekend

When planning your weekend trip to the place, make plans you can fulfil without getting tired. Here is a list of the top sightseeing locations in Chandigarh:

  • Rock Garden
  • Le Corbusier Centre (historical museum)
  • ChattBir Zoo
  • Botanical Garden and Nature Park (Chandigarh)
  • Sukhna Wildlife sanctuary
  • Nepli Reserve Forest
  • Dolls Museum
  • Government Museum and Art Gallery
  • Terraced Garden
  • Punjab Government Emporium

The city is known for its cleanliness and has continued to keep up to its name over the years. You can take an early morning walk in Chandigarh and breathe the fresh air. 


Choose OYO For Affordable Bookings

OYO has a vast collection of family hotels in Chandigarh at the most attractive locations around the Union Territory, like Sector 22, Kishengarh, Adarsh Nagar, Chaura Bazar, Nayagaon etc. There are various affordable OYO properties you can book for your weekend trip without compromising on the quality of the stay. If you are ready to try something new, book Spot On hotels in Chandigarh with OYO for an economical living. These are available near Paras Downtown Square, Sohana, and Attawa Chowk.   

Most interestingly, when booking family hotels with OYO, you can check the customer ratings and reviews on the website and app. Each hotel has a detailed section specifying the rules in function and a complete list of nearby attractions. There is a 5% discount option for the Wizard members, and on logging in, you get to avail of up to 15% lower prices than the regular. 


Have A List OF Food Items To Try In Chandigarh

OYO has the best family hotels in Chandigarh, offering access to the most lip-smacking preparations nearby, as per your taste. Here is a list of all the delicacies you can enjoy within a little distance from your place of stay.  

  • Chandigarh has various options for chaat lovers, like malai tikkas, dahi bhallas with cream and golgappas.
  • You can try Amritsari kulche, butter chicken and tandoori kebabs regularly.   
  • Visit Sindhi Sweets at Sector 17 to enjoy jalebi, roh di kheer, balushahi and kulfi. 
  • Enjoy sarson da saag and makki di roti by the (Sector 35-D) Katani Dhaba or (Sector 28-D) Pal Dhaba for dinner. 
  • If you want multi-cuisine restaurants in Chandigarh, go with Sector 7 Social, Ministry of Bar Exchange, The Escape, The Cafe @ JW, and Boathouse. 

Best Shopping Places In Chandigarh

Besides the top sightseeing places in Chandigarh, the city is also known for its urban shopping culture. You can dedicate a few hours to exploring the Palika Bazaar, Patel Market or Shastri Market.

OYO has multiple hotels within your budget if you plan to stay around Palika Bazaar (sector 19). These also come with daily housekeeping facilities, attached bathrooms, free wifi, private entrances and fire safety amenities.  



Chandigarh has moderate weather for you to enjoy over the weekends, and OYO, with its affordable & quality stay options, chooses to make it even better. Among the other attractions, World Music Day is celebrated in the cultural centre of Chandigarh every year. You can also plan your stay in the city around the same. So, what are you waiting for? Book a family hotel with OYO and book your ticket to happiness.

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