Briefly About Pinjore, Panchkula (Haryana)

Pinjore is a town in Panchkula district in the Indian state of Haryana.

The town is named after the five Pandava brothers from Mahabharta, who during the time of their exile had stayed here for some time, hence the name Panchpura which later got corrupted to its current form, Pinjore.

This residential ‘township’, located close to Panchkula, Chandigarh, is set over 1,800 feet above the sea level in a valley, overlooking the Sivalik Hills.

What is Pinjore famous for?

Pinjore is famous for it’s Pinjore Gardens, Asia’s best 17th Century Mughal garden, and the Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT) factory.

Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary present in Pinjore spread over an area of 767.30 hectares (1,896.0 acres).

It also houses Vulture Conservation and Breeding Centre known as Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre.

There is an ancient temple adjoining Pinjore gardens known as Bhima Devi Temple. he temple has been made into an open air museum accessible to public.

Bhima Devi Temple consists of various erotic statues of ancient deities. The temple also contains some statues of Lord Shiva in his Nataraja form.

How to get to Pinjore?

By Air

Deboard at the Chandigarh International Airport (IXC) situated 30-35 km away. Chandigarh Airport has good flight connectivity with neighboring cities. Once you deboard at the airport, from there, take some means of local transportation available to reach your destination.

By Train

Taksal Railway Station and Chandigarh Railway Stations are situated at a distance of 8 and 17 km respectively. Depending upon your convenience, you can consider deboarding at either of the stations.

Chandigarh Railway Station has good overall connectivity with other Indian cities. After deboarding your train, take a cab, bus or similar means of transportation to reach Pinjore.

By Road

Pinjore is fairly well-connected with motorable roads and national highways. To travel here, you can consider taking a cab, book interstate or private buses, otherwise, if you want to travel at your own pace then, driving it down yourself would be a better option.

  • From Chandigarh – 25-30 km via NH5
  • From Kasauli – 37 km via NH5
  • From Solan – 45 km via NH5
  • From Ambala – 59 km via NH5 or NH152

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