Nestled next to Chandigarh, Mohali is the 18th district of Punjab. The city was conceived in late 1966. The city is fast growing into IT hub with more and more IT company’s like Dell, TCS etc.swarming here to make huge investments. It is an industrial city circumscribed by Roopngar in its North, Patiala and Fatehgarh Sahib in the South. It is officially known as SAS ( Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar) named after the eldest son of Guru Gobind Singh Ji[wp_ad_camp_1] .
It has sub tropical continental monsoon climate. Summers are hot; winter is chilly and unreliable rainfall. During winter from November to February climate becomes frosty and has winter rains making the atmosphere chill. The city experiences annual rainfall of 617mm. Summer climate is characterized by temperature soaring to 44°C. The city also experiences Autumn weather, temperature varies between 16°C to 27°C.
Punjabi is main language spoken though Hindi and English are also prevalent. The city has cultural blend of authentic Punjabi lifestyle and ultra modern one. It is perfect example of unity in diversity. All the festivals are celebrated with much gusto. The major portion of population is Hindus and Sikhs. All festivals viz. Diwali, Holi, Gurupurab, Baisakhi, Lohri, Navaratri etc are celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm.
Mohali has many famous sightseeing places:
- Mohali cricket stadium- located in Phase 10 this cricket stadium is world famous for its state of art and updated facilities. The lush green field and spectacular stands are fantastic features of this stadium.
- Bhakra Nangal Dam – Constructed across river Satluj this river is the highest straight gravity dam. It provides electricity to Chandigarh, Punjab Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. It also has reservoir called “Gobind Sagar Lake” which is breathtaking tourist spot.
- Gurudwara Amb Sahib- It is believed that the seventh Guru of Sikhs Guru Har Rai visited this place to meet his follower Bhai Kooram. The fair is held in the month of January every year during Sankrant where thousands of devotees throng this place.
- Angitha Sahib
- Anandpur Sahib
- Laalan wala Peer
- Gurudwara Nabha Sahib
The city is many lip smacking cuisines in its platter. The traditional Punjabi spicy cuisines dominate in the city. Many yummy cuisines are Dal Makhani, Kadhi, Punjabi Chhole, Butter Chicken, Stuffed Paratha, Dahi Bhalle, Rajma Rice, Palak Paneer, Chicken Tikkas, Sarson Ka saag etc tickle your taste buds.
The city provides awesome shopping experience. Rich handicrafts, handlooms phulkaris, lacquered wood work, jewellery etc can find definite place in your shopping bags. SAS Nagar shopping area has everything for everyone. Kitchen items, leather items, quilts, blankets, textiles, jewellery, sports goods, furniture etc. are easily available and that too at best bargain [wp_ad_camp_3] .
Textiles are available at economical prices as the city has groomed to become low cost hub for textile and garment industry.
Stay options is not an issue in Mohali as there are umpteen numbers of accommodations that cater to every visitor’s needs and budget. One can get good and warm Punjabi hospitality in all the stay option in the city.