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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Abhinav Sudan

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  • Abhinav Sudan
  • 10 photos
  • 40 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  393 readers

"Well planned city" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
1. Why to visit?
It is a place at crossroads of Punjab and Haryana. A beautiful city with awesome eating joints and malls. With nice people around and great places to visit, this place has always attracted visitors.
2. Must Visit Places.
Sukhna Lake is a good place to visit during morning and evenings also. Rock garden, Elante mall, Sector 17 all are good places to spend quality time.
3. Local food and shopping.
Food has always been the best part of this city. With wide range of urban restaurants, bars and pubs to sub urban dhabas and local shops, this city offers many options to have good quality food. The night eating market is also good. For local shopping Sector 17 is suggested. For branded shopping Elante has almost all the globally known brands.
4. Activities.
Taking a stroll at Sukhna lake in the evening and morning is a good option. Driving around the city and spending time in local sector market. Going for a movie at Elante and shopping is also recommended.
5. Advice.
The Traffic Police is very much particular about rules and all, so one should be knowing all the one ways and routes properly. Rest all is okay.
Happy Holidaying !!
Warm Regards
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Suraj Rawat

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  • Suraj Rawat
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 6 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  16 readers

"Rich City"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Chandigarh Is a Beautiful City. This is a Rich City. And awesome place. They are most popular place in Chandigarh ex. Sukhna lake, rock garden, golf club they such many popular place. And hotels are best and beautiful. They are good service and facilities. WiFi available and many more ... Awesome :)
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Manish Kaushal

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  • Manish Kaushal
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 1 Review
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"Couple"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Visited Chandigarh for official and personal, weather was too hot so most of the time spent in hotel thats what we planned, however electricity fluctualtion on off made the decision wrong. Food was good, hotel staff is also good and supported they help us wherever required actually they make is feel happy by there services as electricity issue was at govt end, good eperience at hotel
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Ajay sehrawat

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  • Ajay sehrawat
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  83 readers

"City beautiful"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
As the name tells ... A very beautiful city with beautiful crowd. You can never ever get bored of this place.
The food joints and the bars and pubs ... Add to the happenings of the place ... Huge shopping centrea malls etc. Best for youth ... And the romance is in the air here.
Must visit atleast once and I bet you can't get satisfied with that. You will find excuses to visit again and again.
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Rahul

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  • Rahul
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"The city beautiful"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 8, 2017
Chandigarh .. The City Beautiful !!
This is an Amazing city in the whole India
I loved this city because of its cleanliness and greenery. Its traffic system is effective and well maintained. This is planned by the famous French architect LOUISE. I will give it 10 starts out of 10
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Vikash Agarwal

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  • Vikash Agarwal
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 98 Reviews
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"Clean city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 25, 2017
Chandigarh is one of the developed and cleanest city in India. There are many places to visit in Chandigarh like rock garden, Sukhna lake, rose garden and many more thing to do. There sector 17 market is good for shopping and famous for night life. Aloo ka paratha is best to eat while in Chandigarh. It is a beautiful place.
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Manju Malik

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  • Manju Malik
  • Lives in Panipat
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"Chandigarh the city beautiful"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 25, 2017
I came to Chandigarh from Pune. I was not at all sure how im gonna live here. The day I came here I got to see it is very much beautiful. Its very green, people here are very nice, the roads are traffic less, very wear to many of the beautiful places such as kasoli, Shimla, Manali
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Mahendar birru

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  • Mahendar birru
  • 5 Reviews
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"Planned City,"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 11, 2017
Places must visit are Rock Garden, Rose garden, and Sukhna lake. I found sector 17, and Shastri market(sector 22) best for shopping, It seems to be full of Non-veg and alcoholic restaurants but you can found best veg restaurant also. You will get buses for Delhi every hour. Very rare to hang up in traffic in Chandigarh, City with well planned, Auto-rickshaws will charges more, but OLA any other precooking taxi will be economic. It's better to get buses to roam locally. This is my business trip.
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Neeraj chopra

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  • Neeraj chopra
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"Bad experience"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted Jan 20, 2017
I am a frequent visitor to Chd. I have stayed almost in each and every hotel around TRIBUNE chowk. This time I stayed at Starfire ... As the outer look was very impressive .. But it was a nightmare.
1. I called the housekeeping for room sleepers ... I was surprised to know that they were chargeable ... No other hotel do this.
2. Hot water does not worked ... Hotel said that they have solar heaters and due of inadequate sunlight warn water plant was hampered ... In Jan month .. Imagine what would one do ??
But in same month we stayed in three other hotels and had so water issue.
3. Bed top sheets covers were messy as the quilt over zip was broken and the inner quilt came out ...
4. Overall not good experience ...
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Divij shah

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  • Divij shah
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  472 readers

"Clean and Well Planned City"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 7, 2017
Beautiful and well planned city, very organized and is very clean. Best place to visit is rock garden, require 2 hrs to see the whole place. Sukha Lake has boating options and a place where you can have good snacks, can only be visited either early in the morning or during sunset. A very nice restaurant Five Degrees is a must to go :)
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