Located to the west of Chandigarh, Mohali also is also known as Ajitgarh, named after Sahibzada Ajit Singh, the eldest son of Guru Gobind Singh. Though Mohali is most famous for its huge cricket ground, you cannot overlook the many historical and religious sites dotting the city such as Gurdwara Angeetha Sahib, Gurdwara Amb Sahib, the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial, Gurdwara Nabha Sahib and Gurdwara Puddha Sahib.
Mohali is very similar looking to Chandigarh, the success of its sector design has led it to be one of the most preferred locations among IT outsourcing industries and multi-national organisations today. But it strikes a great balance by maintaining natural wonders such as the Rose Garden and Pinjore Garden. However, if you were to pick three attractions to see in Mohali, let them be these.
Start with Gurdwara Amb Sahib which is named after the sacred mango tree blessed by Guru Arjan Dev, the 5th guru of Sikhism. This is also the same Gurudwara to have the blessings of Guru Har Rai. This white coloured shrine is a fine example of the Sikh architecture and is an epitome of tranquility and peace.
At a short distance from Mohali is the Bhakra-Nangal Dam, built across the Sutlej river and surrounded by lush green vegetation making it a great picnic spot. The dam is around 740 feet high; the reservoir also named as Gobind Sagar after Guru Gobind Singh.
The Fateh Burj is the tallest minar in India, situated in the historical village of Chappar Chiri in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar district. The 328 feet (100m) tall structure was built to mark the historical battle of Chapparchiri. The tower is dedicated to the great victory led by the general Baba Banda Singh Bahadur against Wazir Khan, commander of the Mughal army in the year 1711.