Guga Mari is the name of a temple in the North Indian state of Punjab. The nearest major urban agglomerations are Hoshiarpur and Chandigarh at the distances of 139 km north-west and 12 km south. Those with a keen interest on exploring Indian culture, visiting temples and other religious places as well tasting cuisine can visit this place.
Places to Stay
Being a small place, one does not have too many options when it comes to lodgings and hotels. Thus, one is forced to venture into Chandigarh for lodging. Some of the options which are worth a try in the city are Shagun Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Divyadeep Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Royal Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Chandigarh Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Transit Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of Guga Mari is Punjabi. Hindi and Haryanvi are also widely used and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October, Guru Nanak Gurpurab and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The village in itself may not have anything interesting to offer, except for the Guga Mari temple. Chandigarh as a city, however, will not disappoint you as a tourist. Some of the places which are worth a visit are Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Government Museum, Chatt Bir Zoo, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chandigarh Airport at a distance of 23 km.
The Chandigarh Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 19 km.
Mostly state transport buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. A few smaller private operators are active too. Buses to the area are available from Chandigarh. Avail of a bus ticket booking offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.