Panchkula is one of the planned cities in the Panchkula District of Haryana. This city is well known as the satellite city of the Union Territory of Chandigarh. There are five famous towns which are located in the district, called Panchkula, Barwala, Pinjore, Kalka and Raipur Rani. The city has acquired its name from the five irrigation canals or you can say ‘kuls’ which means ‘panch kuls’ or ‘five canals’ in common terms.
Panchkula travel guide talks about its physical aspects as the city is bounded by Himachal Pradesh in the northern region and eastern part is covered with Punjab. The western part is covered by the Union Territory of Chandigarh and the south is covered with Ambala district. Panchkula district shares its borders with famous cities like Chandigarh, Mohali, Solan and Ambala.