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IPL season is back and until May 29, there will be matches every day in different cities of the country. Mohali is also one of the IPL 2016 venues, home ground of the Kings XI Punjab team. The matches will be played at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali which is a major tourist attraction of this city. If you are going for any of the matches in Mohali, make sure you keep aside some time for sightseeing as well. We list X places that you can visit in and around Mohali when you are here for the match. Also Read - NIA Files Charge Sheet Against 4 Suspected Babbar Khalsa International Terrorists

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Zakir Hussain Rose Garden

Just 10 km away from the stadium is Asia’s biggest rose garden, the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden. Spread across 30 acres, it boasts of 1600 species of roses that fill the air with a pleasant aroma. You can admire these flowers and 17,000 other plants that are in this garden. When in Mohali, don’t miss to admire the beauty of these flowers just a few kilometres away from the stadium. Also Read - India vs South Africa: Former Pakistan Cricketer Shahid Afridi Praises Virat Kohli After Record-Breaking Innings at Mohali During 2nd T20I | SEE POST

Gurudwara Sant Mandal Angitha Sahib

This holy shrine is another landmark attraction in this city. Made from white marble, this gurudwara has three storeys and is believed to be the meditation site of two Sikh gurus. On the rooftop of Angitha Sahib you will find five tombs. The gurudwara is constructed in the memory of Bhai Kooram.

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Nek Chand’s Rock Garden


Another gem nearby is the Rock Garden that was founded by Nek Chand as part of his hobby and later became one of the most iconic places of Chandigarh. Just 11 km away from Mohali stadium is this garden. Rock garden is the perfect example of building something out of waste as all the sculptures here are made of industrial waste or reused material that usually goes in the bin.

Gurudwara Amb Sahib

Deriving its name from the Punjabi word for mango (amb), this gurudwara is a blessing of Guru Har Rai. It is believed that the Sikh guru magically planted a mango tree here so that his follower Bhai Kooram could serve him and the devotees who came to the shrine mangoes as prasad. Once here, do look for the mango tree that exists to this day.

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Sukhna Lake

Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh

30 minutes away from the stadium is the famous Sukhna Lake which offers splendid views, perfect to unwind after the adrenaline rush of the match. Here you can go boating, kayaking, rowing or simply take a stroll on its promenade. The cool breeze and tranquillity of the lake  is enough to relax your senses too.

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