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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Rahul

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  • Rahul
  • 1 Review

"The city beautiful" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Yesterday
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
  • 38 photos
  • 98 Reviews
  •  29 helpful votes
  •  31133 readers

"Clean city" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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 in Chandigarh.
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Manju Malik

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  • Manju Malik
  • Lives in Panipat
  • 1 Review
  •  59 readers

"Chandigarh the city beautiful"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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
  • 4 Reviews
  •  106 readers

"Planned City,"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  147 readers

"Bad experience"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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
  • 3 Reviews
  •  200 readers

"Clean and Well Planned City"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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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Nidaa randerian

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  • Nidaa randerian
  • 5 Reviews
  •  224 readers

"Worst property in Chandigarh SUNPARK HOTEL AND RESORT"

  • 0.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
No Manner How to Speak
Untrained Professionals
3rd Class Customer Services
Waisted my money and spoiled my new Year
I am comm ting the reviews as I have paid and totally not satisfied
Reception person & owner MR. Nikhil verma threatened that they will not give the room do what ever you want to do after giving feedback rating less then 3rd class even 3 rd class hotel much have manner to deal with customers
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Deepika vinika

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  • Deepika vinika
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 photos
  • 46 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  18959 readers

"Chandigarh is like a foreign place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 15, 2016
Chandigarh is perfectly planned. One of the best architectural place in India. Rules & regulations of roads are like foreign country. Tourist attractions like Rock garden, boating in Sukhna lake are must watch. Punjabi food is very tasty like chole bhature, chole kulche, parathas.
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Gautam singh

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  • Gautam singh
  • 4 Reviews
  •  328 readers

"Feedback"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Dec 1, 2016
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
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  337 readers

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

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 1, 2016
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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