Chandigarh: After cheering India to victory at Mohali during Wednesday’s semi-final with his mother Sonia Gandhi, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi spent some quiet moments on the outskirts of this city.

After the high-voltage match, which India won by 29 runs, the Nehru-Gandhi scion headed to Yadvindra Gardens in Pinjore, about 23 km from here, on the Shimla highway.

Rahul, whose private visit to Pinjore was kept under wraps, spend the night there.

He was offered the "Maharaja suite" in the Mughal garden, which is full of mango trees and famous among tourists for its fountains and scenic look with hills in the backdrop, however, he declined saying he wanted to sleep in a regular room, an official said.

The official further said Rahul then settled in a semi-deluxe double-bed accommodation with a room tariff of Rs 2,475.

Dressed in a sky-blue T-shirt and blue denims, Rahul took a round of the garden this morning.

Having left shortly before noon, Rahul signed off in the visitor register mentioning that he had a "great stay".

Last night, Haryana Police and tourism officials had swung into action after getting information that Rahul Gandhi would be staying at the Pinjore Garden.

The Congress leader had entered the PCA stadium at Mohali on Wednesday, about 11 km from here, for the second time during the semi-final match.

Surrounded by the SPG and Punjab Police personnel, he came back to the stand during the 37th over of Pakistan innings.

Earlier, he had entered the North Pavilion of the 27,500 capacity stadium from gate number seven at around six pm.

The Congress leader also mingled with a few spectators.