Chandigarh Tourism

Chandigarh Tourism

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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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Gautam singh

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  • Gautam singh
  • 2 Reviews
  •  6 readers

"Feedback" new review

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Room was OK, Switches are to bad, there is no separate towel for other person. I have booking of 2 persons. Only one pair of slipper are there. Breakfast buffet was very less options. Ant was travelling in the sandwich section. Room service also not to up to the mark.
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Safdar ahmad wani

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  • Safdar ahmad wani
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  14 readers

"It was awesome visiting all the tourist spots in Chandigarh" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
We visited almost all the tourist spots. We had a lots and lots of fun especially in fun city. Rock garden was completely different experience. Sukhna lake was beautiful. In Rose garden we didn't see the roses but it was well maintained and beautiful. We even had a lot of shopping at elante mall.
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Rajendra Kumar

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  • Rajendra Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  610 readers

"Good hotel for stay" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
I had stay there during my business trip good hotel to stay .. Ambience good .. Polite staff .. Clean & hygienic toilet .. Spacious room .. Good connectivity through cab .. WiFi speed OK ..
Good food ... Cooperative staff to resolve query ... Overall value for money
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Akash saroha

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  • Akash saroha
  • 4 Reviews
  •  30 readers

"Great place" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It's a small, clean and quite city. Few places to see also like sukhna lake, rock garden, rose garden, elante mall for shopping etc as you can surf on internet there are nice clubs and pubs, restaurants, hotels like taj, Marriott, Hyatt regency for luxury stay and many fine dinning places also. One can cover all in like 3-4 days but good thing city had a good connectivity to Many hills stations like morni tikkar taal, Kasauli, Shimla, Manali and more.
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Vikas Kumar

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  • Vikas Kumar
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 5 Reviews
  •  62 readers

"Best cool city out of crowd" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Chandigarh is the cleanest city. It wins the first place in beauty. I stayed at Park Plaza, Zirakpur and Aloft, Zirakpur. Zirakpur is bit economical than Chandigarh. It has park, Elante CHD, Rose Garden and Rock Garden. Panchkula is one of the other surrounding worth watching and staying. Nada Sahib for spirituality and Fun City for kids.
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Krishna k Subramania

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  • Krishna k Subramania
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  106 readers

"Pleasant stay"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Actually, I stayed in Panchkula. It is a city/town near Chandigarh. There are 3 cities next to each other, Panchkula, Chandigarh and Mohali.
Panchkula, like Chandigarh is well planned. The places I visited did not seem crowded.
The weather was pleasant, slightly chilly at night. I didn't need any warm clothes.
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Neelam Danish kumar

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  • Neelam Danish kumar
  • 1 Review
  •  104 readers

"Airport Staff and Security"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I felt like. I am a terrorist in my own country the way security handle the checking. No comment ... It's not their mistake ... Our system needs to be change. Airport Staff was rude ... They are not helpful at all. That's all I would like to say since I used to go India frequently.
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Palwinder singh

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  • Palwinder singh
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  • 4 Reviews
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"Room are good."

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Hi, I am palwinder singh I was stay hotel citi height hotel with in my wife. Hotel rooms was very neat and clean. Staff was speak to very politely. Hotel location was very easy to search. I am feel very relaxed the hotel rooms. Hotel restaurant food very delicious
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Palwinder singh

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  • Palwinder singh
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"Room are good."

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Hi, I am palwinder singh I was stay hotel citi height hotel with in my wife. Hotel rooms was very neat and clean. Staff was speak to very politely. Hotel location was very easy to search. I am feel very relaxed the hotel rooms. Hotel restaurant food very delicious
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Palwinder singh

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"Room are good."

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Hi, I am palwinder singh I was stay hotel citi height hotel with in my wife. Hotel rooms was very neat and clean. Staff was speak to very politely. Hotel location was very easy to search. I am feel very relaxed the hotel rooms. Hotel restaurant food very delicious
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