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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Puneit Singh
  • Puneit Singh
  • Lives in Gwalior
  • 2 Reviews

"A nice place to visit" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
This is one of the best place to visit ncr. Chandigarh has a lot of potential as the local market over there is fabulous but a bit expensive so I suggest you to just roam around there instead of shopping over there. A lot of malls are there with a fascinating nightlife.
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Rishi .
  • Rishi .
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"A must visit place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I was impressed by the cleanliness of the city. The city is build with proper planning. Facilities are very good. Local buses facility is just awesome. We can visit rock garden, sukhna lake, nada sahib gurudwara etc. We can go to sector 17 market and elante mall for shopping.
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Vimal Chhabra
  • Vimal Chhabra
  • Lives in Mohali
  • 7 Reviews

"My Sweet Home Chandigarh" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It's my home place. Needless to say anything. I have travelled across number of places in India from Kashmir To Kanyakumari. But I have not seen a place like Chandigarh, Luckily we feel proud to say ourselves as Chandigarians.

Such a clean place to see, to live. Wide roads. Chandigarh is a having a two satellite towns in the form of Mohali and Panchkula which adds more to chandigarh in the form of great Hospital Services, International Airport, Educational facilities etc.
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Kartikey Chona
  • Kartikey Chona
  • Lives in Chamba
  • 5 Reviews

"Its perfect destination for perfect couple or family" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Chandigarh is very well-managed city. As soon as you enter this city you will start noticing about its design, everything is perfect. Sukhna Lake is good for boating, you and your family will definitely enjoy. Rock Garden is WOWWW its so good that you would like to come here again and again. Rose garden is good. Moreover its perfect destination for perfect couple or family.
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Ram Singh
  • Ram Singh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 6 Reviews

"Chandigarh is an amazing city to travel"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Chandigarh is amazing city to travel, the city is designed brilliantly and its greenery is awesome and the whole city is so clean and dust free. Main attraction are sukhna Lake, Sector 1, Rock garden, Sector 1, Sector 17 ( Commercial hub ), Museum - art gallery.
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Yesbir Singh
  • Yesbir Singh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Awesome visit to - Planned, managed, beautiful and infrastructural city"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Place to visit :
1) Sukhna Lake, Sector 1
2) Rock garden, Sector 1
3 Sector 17 ( Commercial hub )
4) Museum - art gallery , Sector 10
5) Mansa devi temple, Punchline
6) Student centre ( STU C - Punjab university )
7) Food street near PGI, Chandigarh - after 11 pm
8) Sector 19 and sector 22 ( for bargaining - and most happening sites to roam around.
9) Gedi route

Nearby visiting sites:
1) Pinjore garden, Near kalka
2) Kulu Manali ( 250 kms from Chandigarh )
3) Shimla ( 80 kms from Chandigarh )

Colleges or educational hub :
1) Punjab University, Sector 14
2) Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12
3) Government college, Sector 11.
4) DAV college, Sector 10
5) Sector 34 - Education hub - all coaching institutes
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Lalit Kumar
  • Lalit Kumar
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 1 Review

"Good place to give your soul a peaceful experience"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Chandigarh is called the beautiful city. It is a very good place to live and the cost of living is also on the affordable side. You can visit Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Rose Garden, Shanti Kunj to give your soul a peaceful experience. If you love shopping then don't forget to visit Sector 17 Market.
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Sanket Shah
  • Sanket Shah
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 17 Reviews

"Peaceful place and some good food"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I was in Chandigarh for work so did not get much time to visit places. There are some good malls and sightseeing places. But mall did not interest me as there are better malls in Mumbai. Food is definitely not to be missed here. Try Pals dhaba for some good food be it non veg and veg. Avoid seafood as it is not that fresh. Take extra warm clothes at this time of the year.
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Neel Kapoor
  • Neel Kapoor
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 3 Reviews

"Must visit place in Chandigarh"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Its an excellent destination to stay. Best place for different views. Best places are rock garden, Sukhna Lake, Hotel Shivalik View, JW Marriot, Elante is also most beautifull place to visit. Best place to learn different things. Many different types of exhibitions, fairs on different types of products like handicrafts, books, pashminas and many other. Must visit this place again.
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Mandeep Sandhu
  • Mandeep Sandhu
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 22 Reviews

"One of the most beautiful city"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Its one of the most beautiful city in my opinion. My friends and I like this place and we are planning to go again next summer. Go guys and enjoy the beautiful rose garden. Amer Quila in chandigarh is just incredible. Unbelievable locations across the city makes it really an amazing place to visit without any traffic jams and noise-pollution unlike other metro cities.
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