Pinjore Gardens :

This is a traditional Mughal garden, created in the 17th century by Nawab Fidal Khan, a cousin of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. According to Hindu mythology, the Pandava brothers rested at this site during their exile. The gardens are laid out over more than 100 acres on a sloping site with fountains and pavilions, and are designed in an interesting blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architectural styles. These gardens are located 20 km away from the venue.


Pinjore Gardens


Shimla :

Shimla is the Capital of Himachal Pradesh and was once the summer capital of British India. It continues to be a popular tourist destination. Driving from Chandigarh to Shimla, one passes through the large hill town of Solan, famous for its brewery. One may motor up to Solan and Shimla or take the picturesque mini-train. Northern Railway has introduced a luxury train "Shivalik Palace" (Kalka-Shimla). Snow clad mountains of Kufri are ideal for skiing. Shimla is located 130 km away from the venue.


Shimla


Golden temple, Amritsar :

The Golden temple is considered one of the holiest shrines and culturally the most significant place of worship. It is located in the city of Amritsar, which was established by Guru Ram Das Ji, and is known as Guru Di Nagri meaning "City of the Guru". Its architecture represents a unique harmony between the Muslims and the Hindus. This is considered amongst the best architectural specimens of the world. It is located 220 km away from the venue.


Golden temple, Amritsar


The Wagah border, Amritsar :

The Wagah border, Amritsar, often called the "Berlin wall of Asia”, is a ceremonial border on the India– Pakistan Border where each evening there is a retreat ceremony called 'lowering of the flags'. Wagah itself is a village through which the controversial Radcliffe Line was drawn. The village was divided by independence in 1947. Today, the eastern half of the village remains in India whilst the western half is in Pakistan. Thousands of people assemble every evening on both sides of border to witness the retreat. It is located 220 km away from the venue.


Wagah border, Amritsar


Bir and Billing :

This site is regarded as among the best in the world for Paragliding. Billing (2290 m) is the take-off site and Bir (1400 m) is the village at the landing site. The road distance between the two is 14 km. Bir is a beautiful village surrounded by tea gardens and spectacular scenery, whereas Billing offers unique opportunities for high altitude and cross country flying. The Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Himachal Pradesh organises the 'Para Gliding Preworld Cup' at Billing- Bir in the month of October. Bir has Buddhist monasteries that are worth visiting. Fine Tibetan handicrafts are also available here. It is located 260 km away from the venue.


Bir and Billing