Mohali is an important part of Chandigarh. It is located in west direction of Chandigarh. It has a rich Punjabi culture, food and festivals. The city is a mixture of both urban and rural culture. The city got its name from Sahibzada Ajit Singh also known as SAS Nagar, who was an eldest son of Guru Gobind Singh. The three cities namely Panchkula, Mohali and Chandigarh is also a Tri-city.
Mohali is now also well known for its significant development in IT industries. It is the main center for Quark, Dell and Philips. Mohali has many tourist attractions. Visitors will get to see the ancient heritage as well as a commercial center for shopping. Mohali is popular for Mohali Cricket Stadium which has given us memorable international and domestic matches. You can also enjoy amenities like health club, swimming pool and practice nets.
HOW TO REACH
The nearest airport is at Chandigarh. The airport linked with major cities like Mumbai and Delhi and flights are pretty regular. You can reach Chandigarh and then travel by car or bus to the Mohali city.
Mohali is a cosmopolitan city which is connected to other cities by State bus services. The buses are regular and good road networks are seen which is comfortable for travelers. There are government regular buses as well as luxurious buses.
The trains have good network facilities in the city. You will get many regularly travelling trains from Delhi to Mohali. In Chandigarh there is an important railroad connecting with Mohali, which is 14 km from the Mohali city.
WHAT TO SEE
Mohali Cricket Stadium:-
Mohali Cricket Stadium, founded in 1993, is the largest stadium, also known as the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. It is situated outside the city of Chandigarh.
The garden was established by Nek Chand, prior Road Inspector. The Rock Garden is sited in Sector 1 amid the Sukhna Lake and Capitol Complex Lake.
Gurudwara Amb Sahib:-
Gurudwara Amb Sahib is most significant historic attraction also called as Guru Har Rai, the 7th guru of the Sikhs.
Nabha Sahib Gurudwara
Nabha Sahib Gurudwara is situated on Zirakpur Highway in Mohali. It is at this place, the Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur fell.
Chhatbir Zoo or Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park is sited on the Chandigarh Patiala Road. It is worth visiting which spreads across 202 acres of the region. The significant attraction is the Royal Bengal Tiger. The experience is as if you are in a safari.
Mohali is a big city, and like any other city it has its own traffic problems, but shopping in the city is an ultimate experience. There are international brand stores, in the center of the city, which is sector 17 in Chandigarh. In this section, you will get all types of shoes, electronics, books, sports good, etc., for ethnic shopping you can go to Phulkari store, which is a government store of traditional garments.
Mohali is a part of Punjab, therefore, Makai-ki-roti and Sarso ka saag is an imminent part of the city. Punjabi delicacies are mouth watering, but along with that you will also get vada sambar and dosa if you crave for.
The city also gives many international multi cuisines.
You have great options of Chinese, Italian and even Punjabi barbecue items.
To your surprise, you will also find best Maharashtrian restaurants in the city.
Punjabi Biryani restaurants serve best brownies.