Mohali, also known as S.A.S Nagar or Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, is located on the western side of Chandigarh. It became the 18th district of Punjab on 14th April 2006 and also became a satellite town of Chandigarh. Mohali was named after Sahibzada Ajit Singh, the eldest son of Guru Gobind Singh. The district covers an area of around 1092.64 sq km and has many attractions like historical buildings, religious places, a stadium, water bodies and museums.
Mohali is famous for its international cricket stadium, which is also home to the Kings XI Punjab, one of the teams in Indian Premier League (IPL). Mohali has many famous Gurdwaras like the Amb Sahib, Gurdwara Singh Shaeedan and Gurdwara Sant Mandal Angitha Sahib. The town is also dotted with numerous shrines and has been visited by various Sikh gurus. The Rose Garden, the Sukhna Lake and Chhatbir Zoo are a few popular tourist spots of the destination.
The Rock Garden founded by Nek Chand is another popular attraction of the region. The garden is an open air exhibition that sprawls over an area of several acres. Popular for its artwork made of discarded waste materials and stones, the garden exhibits such structures made to resemble temples, monkeys and humans. The Union Territory of Chandigarh is also located in the vicinity of the destination. Chandigarh, planned by Le Corbusier, the famous French architect, is one of the best-planned cities in India.
Sohana, Mubarakpur, Ramgarh, Kishanpura, Dyalpur and Gobindgarg are also visited by several tourists on the way to Mohali.