Chandigarh Tourism

Chandigarh Tourism


About Chandigarh

Chandigarh

The city of Chandigarh, in northwest India, is located on the fringes of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas. Administratively, Chandigarh is the capital for both the states of Punjab and Haryana. The city is not under the jurisdiction of either state and is administered by the central government, and is thus, classified as a union territory. It is the main hub from which tourists travel to the Kullu-Manali region.

 

Chandigarh shares its borders with the states of Haryana in the south and Punjab in the north it is a good hub to travel to these states. For travellers its main importance is that it serves as a gateway to the hills of Himachal Pradesh.

 

During the partition of India, the state of Punjab was split between the Pakistan and India. The older capital city Lahore was in Pakistan, and it was decided to build a new city as capital for the Indian Punjab. Initially American architect-planner Albert Mayer, and then the famous French architect Le Corbusier designed the new city. Developed in 1950's Chandigarh became famous as one of the few planned cities in India. In 1966, the state of Haryana was carved out of Punjab and Chandigarh became the capital of both the states.

 

The structures of the Capital Complex, the seat of the government including the secretariat, the high court and the legislative assembly are Le Corbusier's signature work. In the centre of the complex is the giant metallic sculpture of the Open Hand, the official emblem of Chandigarh. Not far is the unique Rock Garden, a collection of 20,000 rock forms collected and fashioned by artist Nek Chand mainly from industrial and urban waste. The Zakir Hussain Rose Garden is Asia's largest Rose Garden and is spread over 30 acres of land having over 1600 different species of roses. The area around the Sukhna Lake is hilly and make for good outings in the forest.

 

Panchkula in Haryana and Mohali in Punjab have become satellite cities of Chandigarh


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Anil

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  • Anil
  • 1 Review
  •  26 readers

"Nice place" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
A budget class hotel where comfort, luxury and hospitality know no bounds. If convenience, comfort and reasonable price is what you are looking out for, Hotel Akash Deep is the one & only place to suit your budget and taste. Our actions go in line with our beliefs. We are a customer focused hotel. We believe in giving our customers the experience that goes a step ahead of their expectations. We also believe in being honest and in having the most desirable approach to our customers. All our staff have a very friendly approach with a smile. We also believe in going the extra mile to ensure that you truly feel special. Whether you are travelling for business or leisure we aim to give you a personalized service and make you feel at home.
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Sandesh

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  • Sandesh
  • Lives in New Delhi
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"Never seen such beautiful place ever" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Chandigarh has many place to see. But rock garden rose garden and sukhna lake are such some places you never miss out. If you are through bus then must visit sec 22 market such beautiful market in which market are being spirally. There are many chowks in which on your first visit you may first confuse and never remember the names but their names have there so much funny names and people are so helpful. If you get to staying there go to Kisan bhawan and there is no food storage you should go to popular dhaba name gurbax dhaba near Kisan bhawan or wanted anything homemade go to sood dharmashala
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Deepen Deepen

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  • Deepen Deepen
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  208 readers

"Average place to visit"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Chandigarh city was very neat and clean. nice roads and very well maintained, but sorry to say there is nothing to see for tourist except the rock garden it. In my point of view 1 day is more then enough to stay for the tourist in Chandigarh no wow factor in it.
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Tanvi Sharma

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  • Tanvi Sharma
  • Lives in Amritsar
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  • 16 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  442 readers

"Really, a romantic place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Really a romantic place. Nice to go for a evening walk in the sunset. Looks more beautiful in real life than in photos. Nothing short of paradise on earth. Severe summer and winter time is not advisable as you will miss what you came for. Well maintained with enough provisions of snacks and drinks, it is ideal for a family visit, a romantic walk with your partner or just by yourself when you want to soak in the beauty of nature.
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Murali nandigama

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"Cleanliness is maintained well in the city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It was my first visit to Chandigarh and it was just a pit stop on my way to Manali. The two days I have spent in Chandigarh were very pleasant in a couple of areas. The cost of food to great food is surprisingly cheap. The roads and general cleanliness is extremely good for an Indian city. In Bangalore, it is a luxury to find a good and clean road on which you can travel in a vehicle at reasonable speed. The construction work on roads does not end up creating mounds of dirt on both edges of the path in Chandigarh and Bangalore PWD can learn a thing or two from them. The traffic management fundamentals are also better in Chandigarh. I have not seen a 180 seconds red light stop at any junction. In fact in Bangalore that strange red light schedule is also a major cause of traffic pile up.
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Rajdeep Poddar

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  • Rajdeep Poddar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  •  548 readers

"Must visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
A city which I will not forget. Well planned and most surprisingly well maintained till date. A place which I would like to settle after my retirement probably. Traffic well managed and maintained at the same time. Overall a small city which is around 25 Km in radius if I am not wrong. Few places to visit like Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, and Rose Garden. These spots are good to go and have a refreshing morning walk specially in and around the lake. Well connected to nearby tourist places as well.

When it comes to activities, I being a foodie went around to hog on some mouth watering dishes specially in non-veg. Pal Dhaba is the one which one can visit in Sec 28. Apart from restaurants, Indian Coffee house is also recommended in Sec 17 which is the oldest hangout in that area since ages. As far as shopping is concerned girls may like to visit Sec 22 and Sec 17 which is an upscale version of the former.

Best time to visit Chandigarh would be somewhere around Feb - Apr wherein you won't find it chilling cold and neither heat of the summer. I went in April first week and could experience a pleasant weather out there.
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Rajesh

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  • Rajesh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 6 Reviews
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"An enjoyable trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We reached Chandigarh in Morning around 11.30 AM. From airport we directly started our journey. 1st we visited the lake of Chandigarh. Boating facility is available in a lake. And there is many food stall and one restaurant. Restaurant looks good but food was not as restaurant looks. Then we visited rock garden. Rose garden and stayed at zirakpur.
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Amit Chaudhary

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  • Amit Chaudhary
  • Lives in Pune
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  • 12 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  120648 readers

"Modern mix architecture"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The city beautiful. City of garden. Clean and green. Being 1st planned city of India after independence by french architect and capital of two states. CG gives you everything. In modern way like rock garden(recycled things garden with waterfall). Rose garden, Sukhna lake, Leisure valley park. Mini Eiffel tower in front of museum. And a beautiful modern museum. Clean and open wide road with lots of greenery. Gateway to many popular hill station-like-Shimla, Kufri, Manali and many more. Malls, music, Masti,Punjabi celebrities., Sec-17 markets, Yooo everything.
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Mustafa Bohra

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  • Mustafa Bohra
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  •  12 helpful votes
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"A nice place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 9, 2016
What a city I must say. Well-maintained, well-planned clean green what you expect in your idol city, you will find in Chandigarh with no doubts. We visited Chandigarh in my college educational tour. The places we visited were very nice. From Rock Garden to Rose Garden, from Sukhna lake to sector 17, everything is just perfect. We reached Chandigarh from Delhi. The railway station is neat and clean. We got 2 traveller vans and started our journey. We reached Sukhna lake. Nice place. We saw some entertainment stuffs there. We did boating and play various games. I like the goose ducks the most. Then we went to rock garden, its a huge garden made up of waste materials only. You can't imagine that someone make such beautiful things. Then we went to rose garden. Various kind and roses and other plant species are there. Then we go to sector 17. Nice market very clean, the price are marginal. We done with our day and we beheaded to shimla the very next day.
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Varun Kulkarni

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  • Varun Kulkarni
  • Lives in Pune
  • 26 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
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"Well planned city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 30, 2016
Chandigarh is the most well planned city on India as far as I have seen. Well built roads nice infrastructure clean surroundings. It also has the peace centre statue present in the city. Easily accessible from Delhi. Easily navigable to locate anything, all in all a city must visit.
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