- Picturesque Pinjore, the ancient town perched on the foot hills of Shivalik is famous for the Yadavindra gardens.
- It is believed that the Pandavas came here during their exile and the place came to be known as Panchpura.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Chandigarh Airport, Chandigarh (IXC), 25 kms away from Pinjore town.
- Rail: Pinjore Railway Station, Pinjore, 4 kms away from Pinjore centre of town.
- Road: Well connected by road.
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE:
Kalka Mansa Devi Temple
PARK & GARDENS
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
- Baisakhi Celebrations
- Mango Mela
- The Pinjore Heritage Festival
For more information, please visit: https://haryanatourism.gov.in
ATTRACTIONS OF PINJORE
- Famous garden of Pinjore is the oldest surviving Mughal Gardens in India.
- It was built in 17th century by Nawab Fidai Khan, a famous architect and builder, who was appointed as the Governor of the Punjab by Aurangzeb.
- He adopted the concept of descent into the vista of beauty, unlike the famous Shalimar and Nishat gardens of Kashmir, where one ascends the steps, one terrace after another.
- Ornamental waterway in the centre with fine fountains is flanked by the traditional palm, cypress and magnolia trees and well laid out lawns and flowers beds.
- After the death of Nawab Fidai Khan, the garden was ignored and abandoned.
- Later on, the royalty of Patiala revived the garden.
- Finally, Haryana Tourism fully recovered the pristine glory of the garden and renamed in honour of late Lieut. Gen. Yadavindra Singh, the erstwhile Maharaja of Patiala.
- Mango groves, orchids of citrus fruits and litchi are maintained in the inner gardens.
- Rang Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and Jal Mahal, the original palaces over here have also been opened for the tourists.
- The Fountain and Light display during evenings on the weekends, Baisakhi and Mango Mela is a big tourist attraction.
- Beautifully illuminated gardens, shopping arcades, gift shops, etc. are added attractions for the tourist.
ATTRACTIONS AROUND PINJORE
- 5 kms away from Pinjore town.
- Famous for the sacred shrine of Goddess Kali, one of the ‘Shakti Peeths’ and Railway Station building built during the British time.
- Popularly toy train to Shimla originates from here.
Mansa Devi Temple:
- The Sacred ‘Siddh Peeth’ of goddess Mansa Devi lies 8 km from the Chandigarh bus stand and 3 km from Mani Majra.
- A large number of devotees visit the shrine.