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Legend Sarovar Portico, Baddi

Getting There


Baddi is a leading industrial centre of Himachal Pradesh, being part of an industrial corridor stretching from Barotiwala to Nalagarh along the western border of Solan district. The town lies on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana states in the Shivalik Hills, around 35 kilometres west of Solan. Chandigarh, a union territory and the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, is around 40 kilometres west of Baddi.

 

After the Government of India announced a special package for the industrial development of states like Himachal Pradesh in 2003, Baddi's industrial development picked up pace. It is already home to some of the country's biggest Pharma investors including Alkem Laboratories Ltd, Unichem Labs, Morepan Laboratories, Colgate Palmolive, Havells, Cadbury's India, Cipla, Panacea Biotech, Dr. Reddy's Lab, Hindustan Unilever, Godrej, Wipro, Gillette India, Proctor & Gamble India Limited, Su-kam, Torrent Pharmaceuticals, Nicholas Healthcare, Alembic Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson and many more

 

Many Indian companies are now seeking to relocate operations to Baddi because of tax concessions being offered by the Central and State government. Indian Government has decided to link this industrial township with rail Link to boost business in city. Baddi's scenic settings also attract a lot of leisure travellers over the weekend from Chandigarh and nearby.

 

Nearby places of interest

Rock Garden - Located in Chandigarh, this is an open-air museum showcasing a massive array of natural rock forms and stones situated adjacent to Sukhna Lake. It is an idea conceived by Nek Chand as a solution to the disposal of city waste and domestic garbage.

 

Dr. Zakir Rose Garden - This is Asia's largest rose garden and an important tourist attraction near Baddi. The garden features over 50,000 rose plants with 1600 different species, planted in beautifully carved and arranged lawns. Along with the roses, medicinal trees like bel, bahera, hararetc and unique specimen trees are also seen here which enhance the beauty of the garden. The annual 'Rose Festival' celebrated here in February or March is a major draw. Cultural celebrations and competitions add to its splendour.

 

Sukhna Lake - This is an artificial, manmade lake spread over 3 square kilometers on the northern border of Chandigarh, beautifully located on the foothills of scenic Shivalik. It is a sanctuary for many exotic migratory birds and venue for paddle boats and yachting of the Asian rowing championships. The lake which is the spot for many festive celebrations has been declared as Protected National Wetland by the Government of India.

 

The Open Hand Monument - Made of a metal sheet, 14 meters high, weighing 50 tons, this rotates freely in the wind from a high concrete pedestal. The design of this giant hand emblem located in Chandigarh was conceived by Le Corbusier. It is the official emblem of the city that stands for peace and unity - 'Open to give - Open to receive'.

 

The Natural History Museum - Also called the 'Museum of Evolution of Life' opened to public in 1973. It comprises of various sections like Evolution of Man, Dinosaurs section, Cyclorama of Evolution of Life, Nature in Art and Manuscript. The museum exhibits exquisite paintings on the origin of earth, evolution of life to its present state of biological diversity, also 5,000 years of Indian History from the Indus Valley Civilization to the present day.

 

Mansa Devi Temple - It is a popular worship shrine 12 kms from Chandigarh. Worshippers throng the temple on festivals and religious occasions.

 

Key Landmarks

Chandigarh Airport (IXC): 37 kms (22 miles)

Chandigarh Railway Station: 38 kms (22 miles)

Hospital: 2 kms (1.2 miles)

Sector-17, Chandigarh: 32 kms (19 miles)

 

 By Air

Daily direct flights to Chandigarh from Delhi & Mumbai are available. Chandigarh Airport is around 37 kms from the hotel. It takes only 45 minutes to reach Legend Sarovar Portico, Baddi. Commercial cabs are available. The hotel may also be requested for a pick-up.

 

By Rail

The Hotel is located within 38kms from Chandigarh rail head and 25 kms from Kalka railway station. Fast trains like Shatabdi Express and Himalayan Queen runs daily from Delhi to Chandigarh and Kalka. The travel time is approximately 1 hour. Taxi pick up can be arranged from Chandigarh and Kalka railway stations.

 

By Road

Baddi is well connected to areas like Delhi and Chandigarh by road. The Hotel is located off the Baddi - Nalagarh National Highway (NH 21A) and is 40 kms away from Chandigarh and 290 kms from Delhi. The drive from Delhi to Legend Sarovar Portico Baddi takes approximately 5 hours and from Chandigarh to hotel, approximately 45 minutes. The hotel is also located close to Parwanoo (30 kms) and Mohali (40 kms).