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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Shyam Bibyan
  • Shyam Bibyan
  • 1 Review

"Clean city, many place to visit" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted Today
Clean city with greenery everywhere, must visit places are Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden. You will definitely love this place, really you can also watch IPL match in PCA stadium, Mohali.
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Neha shukla
  • Neha shukla
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 2 Reviews

"Clean & peaceful place to visit" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Nice place to visit, clean peaceful one can easily find a good hotel rock garden, rose garden nd sukhna lake is must to visit!! I went wd family nd had good time. It's safe to travel in chandigarh even at late night, one can easily find good restaurants to have good food, I stayed in my bank holiday home so nice nd overall very good experience.
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Rahul
  • Rahul
  • Lives in Faridabad
  • 11 Reviews

"A Weekend Gateway from Delhi" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
A nice place to visit. A weekend away from Delhi. A quite & well-maintained city. You can book a 4 or 5 start Hotel & can enjoy the city luxury at its best during Winter.

Sightseeing:

Capital Complex

Rock Garden - This was built by a former Government official called Nek Chand. It is an incredible collection of 20,000 rock forms collected and fashioned from industrial and urban waste.

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden - This is Asia's largest rose gardens and is a popular tourist destination.

Sukhna Lake - This is Chandigarh's most famous landmark.
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Muazzama b Khan
  • Muazzama b Khan
  • Lives in Goa
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  • 10 Reviews

"Perfect romantic destination" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
We went in the month of May. When other places like Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra experienced heat, we were enjoying the pleasant climate of Shimla. The cool breeze, beautiful flowers and lovely food made in pure butter and ghee (which made me fat) were awesome.

We go out of India for vacation but I think visiting our own beautiful country is worth spending.
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Mayank Jain
  • Mayank Jain
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Chandigarh- city of peace"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Chandigarh is city for those who are fed up with busy life style. You can come here by train or airport. Auto here charge costly so its advised to book taxi. Hotels are plenty. Sector 17 is answer to all your problems- party, food, grocery, movie, transport etc. CTU buses provide 1 day pass of Rs 30 for tricity. Ambala is 1 hour far by bus fare Rs 50.
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Kunal Girdhar
  • Kunal Girdhar
  • 4 Reviews

"Good place to visit"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Its a very beautiful place. Tourists come all around to visit here. Street food is also very famous here. I suggest everyone to visit Chandigarh once in a year. It is well planned and well organized designed by french architect Le Corbuiser. Chandigarh is a nice place to visit if you have at least one day. You can visit rock garden and Sukhana lake
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Munish Kumar
  • Munish Kumar
  • Lives in Mohali
  • 1 Review

"A beautiful city"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Its a very beautiful place. Tourists from all around come to visit here. Street food is also very famous here. I suggest everyone to visit Chandigarh once in a year. Rose festival is very beautiful. Sukhna lake is very famous. Rock garden is also very famous.
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Ajay kumar Singh
  • Ajay kumar Singh
  • Lives in Robertsganj
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  • 2 Reviews

"Visit to see it's beauty"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I went to Chandigarh in Nov-2014 with my classmates there we enjoyed a lot. Chandigarh is a nice place to visit if you have at least one day. You can visit rock garden and Sukhana lake. These places are really amazing and beautiful. Besides these two places you can also visit to several malls the best one is Elante mall. I suggest you to go Chandigarh for refresh your mind and enjoy the boating in Sukhana lake.
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Gurneet Jolly
  • Gurneet Jolly
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 1 Review

"A beautiful city"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
City is rightly called city beautiful and is well planned and well organized designed by french architect Le Corbuiser. City is near to hill stations like Kasauli and shimla and famous for places like Rock garden, rose garden and sukhna lake. Chandigarh is named after Nek Chand who built The Rock Garden with the help of waste materials like used tiles etc.It is also famous for Sector-17 where you can get everything to shop and get different cuisines to eat. Must visit.
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G.srikanta
  • G.srikanta
  • 28 Reviews

"A great visit"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A great trip to Chandigarh. The Rock Garden visit in the dawn made it a long lasting memory. And then the Sukhna Lake visit in night. Stay in Hometel was really a great with the Buffet dinner. Amazing Stone structures and architecture in Rock garden.
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