About Mohali ( SAS Nagar)
Mohali is a city adjacent to Chandigarh, it is 18th District in Punjab, India. It is officially named after the eldest son of Guru Gobind Singh, Sahibzada Ajit Singh (SAS Nagar). It, along with Chandigarh and Panchkula, form a part of the Chandigarh Tri-city. It was was carved out into a separate district in the recent years.
How to Reach Mohali
The distance between Mohali and Delhi, is almost 260 km. It takes five hours to reach Mohali from Delhi, by car, with breaks in between. One just needs to get onto NH1 and follow the highway till Chandigarh, after which, Mohali is just 10 Km away. The road is very good and with some quality dhabas and restaurants in between. Sonepat, Panipat, Kurukshetra and Ambala City are few of the places one needs to cross, to reach Chandigarh. There are many trains and buses running from Delhi to Chandigarh, but the best way to go to Mohali, is to drive and enjoy the dhaba food along the way.
Transport options from New Delhi to Mohali
New Delhi to Mohali By Car: Rent a car or hire a cab from New Delhi to drive down to Mohali, which takes around 5 hours. Cost of cab ranges from INR15 to INR50 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families with kids and group travellers.
New Delhi to Mohali By Bus: There are no direct buses from New Delhi to Mohali. However, you can take a direct bus from New Delhi to Chandigarh, which takes around 5 hours. Chandigarh Bus Terminal is located at a distance of about 8 km from the city centre of Mohali and can be reached by taking an auto-rickshaw or a taxi. Travelling by bus is economical and suitable for individual travellers and backpackers.
New Delhi to Mohali By Train: There are no direct trains between New Delhi to Mohali. However, you can take a direct train to Chandigarh from New Delhi Railway Station that takes around 4 hours. Chandigarh Railway Station is located at a distance of about 16 km from the Mohali city centre, which can be reached by taking a bus or an auto-rickshaw. This mode of transport is ideal for families with kids, seniors and group travellers.
New Delhi to Mohali By Flight
: Take a direct flight from New Delhi Airport to Chandigarh Air Force Base Airport, which takes about 1 hour. Chandigarh Air Force Base Airport is located at a distance of around 9 km from the Mohali city centre and can be reached by taking an auto-rickshaw or a cab. Suitable for families with kids and seniors.
Weather in Mohali
Summer: The temperature in summer may rise to a maximum of 44 °C, Range 30 and 40 °C.
Winter: Average temperatures in winter (November to February) remain at (maximum) 7 to 15 °C
Mohali Cricket stadium ( Famous of international Cricket matches and IPL)
Mohali Cricket Stadium is built In 1992 by the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) and is a state-of-the-art facility complete with a separate practise ground. There is also a swimming pool, health club, tennis court, library, restaurant, and bar and outdoor & indoor cricket practice nets.
Most of the Punjab-based national cricketers train in Mohali, including Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Dinesh Mongia, Manpreet Gony and the Punjab cricket team.
Places of interest in Mohali
Places of tourist interest in Mohali and around include the following:
- Sukhna Lake- Chandigarh
- Rock Garden- Chandigarh
- Amb Sahib Gurdwara, Mohali
- Nada Sahib Gurdwara, Nada, Panchkula
- Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
- Sector 17 shopping area, Chandigarh
- Main Market, Phase - 3 (Mohali)
- Main Market, Phase - 7 (Mohali)
- Bhakra Nangal Dam
- Anandpur Sahib
Historical places in Mohali
Gurudwara Amb Sahib Mohali
GURUDWARA AMB SAHIB is Situated in the Distt SAS Nagar Also known as Mohali. Seventh GURU, SHRI GURU HAR RAI SAHIB JI visited this place to fullfill the wish of his devotee. Bhai Kuram ji of village lambia, visited Amritsar Sahib to pay homage to SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI. GURU ARJAN DEV JI's darbar was going on everyone was paying gifts according to thier status and capabilities. Sangat from kabul Gifted amb(Mango) to Guru Sahib, Bhai Kuram Singh felt bad on his part that he being from the land of amb could have also served Guru ji with amb, In the evening the darbar was closed and every body was given prasaad of amb, Bhai Sahib didn't eat amb. In the morning Bhai Sahib Presented the same amb to GURU ARJAN DEV JI.
Guru Ji called upon Bhai Sahib and asked that this amb was given to him in prasaad, then why did he had given back to him. Bhai Sahib politely said its true that i got this amb(Mango) as prasaad but i being from the land of mangos felt right to present it to you. Then GURU SAHIB said that you can have this as prasaad, we have felt ur feelings and we will have amb in our seventh life span. Seventh GURU SHRI HARRAI SAHIB JI came to this place from kurukshetra in mid of december and asked Bhai Kuram ji for amb, Bhai Sahib politely said to GURU SAHIB that in this season there are no amb, so i am unable to present the amb, but you are almighty you can do and get done what ever you want. GURU SAHIB asked Bhai Sahib that trees are loaded with ambs. Bhai Sahib when looked up that the tree GURU SAHIB was standing under was full of ambs, Bhai sahib layed down on the feets of GURU HARRAI SAHIB JI and served everyone with amb in dec month.
Gurudwara Singh Sahidaan - Sohana
This Gurdwara is situated in Village Sohana which is very close to Mohali City. This Gurdwara is in the memory of martyrdom of Jathedar Hanuman Singh and 500 Sikhs who won martyrdom at this place fighting against British forces during Anglo-Sikh Wars. Wooden shoes of martyrs have been preserved here. A Sarovar also exists inside Gurdwara Complex.