In the west of Chandigarh, Mohali is situated. Due to rapid urban development, Mohali is almost merged with Chandigarh city. This is known in ancient times as Ajitgarh. This is the satellite city of Chandigarh. Mohali, Chandigarh, and Panchkula together are known as Chandigarh Tricity.
In memory of Guru Gobind Singh’s eldest son Sahibzada Ajit Singh, Mohali is officially known as SAS Nagar. Mohali comes under the capital Chandigarh, which has developed rapidly, today it is known as Mohali Punjab’s IT city. However, Mohali’s name has been changed in the documents but people even know it by the earlier name.
It is a commercial business district. Chandigarh’s modern and futuristic neighbor city Mohali is one of the strategic positioning in north India. it serves as a gateway to Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. It is also North India’s new hub for IT and ITES companies. IT city is spreaded across 1,700 acres of land. All main roads are more than 60 meters wide. some of the roads are almost hundred meters wide. International Airport give major economic boost to Mohali.
During the reconstitution of Punjab in 1966, Chandigarh (state capital) was excluded from Punjab. Mohali’s actual scheme is in the fact the only expansion of road and design system without any unique scheme of Chandigarh. Development was only for the first stage VII. Since the end of the 1980s, the development of areas and stages has begun since Phase 8, and in the mid-1990s, the city got its bus stand in phase 8. Mohali’s population was close to 200,000, about 1/5 of Chandigarh, in 2006.
There is a sub-tropical continental monsoon climate in Mohali which is characteristic of the seasonal rhythm: heavy variations, slightly cold winters, incredible rainfall and temperature variation (-1 degrees Celsius to 44 degree Celsius). In winter, during the month of December and January, there is an average annual rainfall. The city also receives winter rains in the west.
Temperatures can increase up to 44 degrees Celsius in summer. Temperature usually ranges between 35 ° C and 42 ° C. In the autumn, the temperature can increase up to 36 degrees Celsius; usually, the temperature lasts between 16 degrees and 27 degrees in autumn. The minimum temperature is around 13 degrees Celsius. Average temperature in winter (November to February) (maximum) stands at 7 ° C to 15 ° C and (min) -2 ° C to 5 ° C. Spring: The temperature of spring (maximum) varies between 16 ° C and 25 ° C and (minimum) 9 ° C and 18 ° C.
Tourist places to visit in Mohali
If you are thinking, there is nothing to visit in Mohali, then you are wrong because you must have heard about Mohali stadium, apart from this, Gurudwara Amb Sahib, Thunder zone, everything is beautiful with the charming beauty of Sukhna Lake. here are some places in detail.
- Fateh Burj : Fateh Burj is also known as Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial. It is a 328 feet high tower built in memorial of Battle of Chappar Chiri. battle was take place on May,1710 between sikhs and mughals.
- Gurdwara Amb Sahib : Gurdwara Amba Sahib of Mohali has a special historical and cultural significance. Here Sikh Guru Har Rai sahib fulfilled his devotee desire, by eating mangoes and give him his blessing.
- Silvi Park : Silvi Park of Mohali is well maintained park which contains fragranced flowers. It is a perfect place for walk, Jogging and for Yoga.
- Thunder Zone: Spread across 11 Acres of land it was Open on 15th May 2002. It is a lovely place to go and enjoy with your friends and family. you can visit here for lovely time and to enjoy water slides in summer.