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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Mahendar birru

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  • Mahendar birru
  • 4 Reviews
  •  19 readers

"Planned City," new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week 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
  •  60 readers

"Bad experience" new review

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted 1 month 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
  •  113 readers

"Clean and Well Planned City"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month 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
  • 2 Reviews
  •  133 readers

"Worst property in Chandigarh SUNPARK HOTEL AND RESORT"

  • 0.5/7
  • Posted 2 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
  • 42 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  9266 readers

"Chandigarh is like a foreign place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  •  238 readers

"Feedback"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  247 readers

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

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
  •  848 readers

"Good hotel for stay"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
  •  262 readers

"Great place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
  • 6 Reviews
  •  295 readers

"Best cool city out of crowd"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 3, 2016
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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