Situated in the Indian state of Punjab, Mohali, now named as Ajitgarh, is a satellite city of Chandigarh. It is one of the three cities that collectively form the Chandigarh Tricity - Chandigarh and Panchkula in Haryana being the other two. Mohali is officially known as SAS Nagar in the memory of Sahibzada Ajit Singh, the eldest son of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Conceived after the trifurcation of Punjab, Mohali was a part of the Rupnagar District until the government of Punjab declared it as a separate district in 2006. Over the time, this city in the suburbs of Chandigarh has undergone massive development and is today targeted by several outsourcing IT companies including international firms like Quark, Dell and Philips.
Tourist places in and around Mohali
There is a lot to see for travellers opting for Mohali tourism, starting from the magnificence of Mohali Cricket Stadium to the mesmerising beauty of Sukhna Lake. Rock Garden, Chhatbir Zoo, Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Rose Garden and Bhakra Nangal Dam are among other popular places of tourist interest near Mohali.
The city boasts of several religious sites as well, such as Gurdwara Amb Sahib, Gurdwara Nada Sahib, Mansa Devi Temple and Nabha Sahib. There are also several attractions nearby Mohali, including Panchakula, Shimla and Sharanpur, which are few hours away by road. Many holidaymakers opting for Mohali tourism packages also incorporate a visit to these nearby tourist destinations in their itinerary.
How to Reach Mohali
From any part of the world, Mohali can be easily reached via air or rail gateways at Chandigarh. Buses and cars are convenient options to travel to Mohali from nearby regions.
Mohali experiences a humid sub-tropical climate that is characteristic of hot summers, mild winters and unpredictable rainfall. The best time for Mohali tourism is from October to March.