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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Suman Rohilla

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  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 5 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  202 readers

"A clean and fun city" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The most amazing thing about this city is its weather. I visited this city in the month of Feb. It was very cold but still the scenery all around was very pleasant. I just loved to walk on the roads in the fog. Also the thing which I loved was the street food and the sector 22 market. Well spent evening at sukhna lake. Also the stay in the hotel made it all a memorable experience. I would definitely love to visit this city again.
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  •  6 helpful votes
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"Must visit place" new review

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Such a fantastic city it is. I had lot of fun in this place. Very nice weather and very nice people. It was a happy weekend. Thanks a lot Chandigarh. I have spend here time in mata manasa devi. The people and autowallahs there are cheerful.Trust me guys this is a beautiful place to visit, it's pollution free and people are loving.
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David Jones

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"A superb place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Such a fantastic city, I had alot of fun. Very nice weather and very nice people.Thank a lot Chandigarh. I have spend time in mata mansa devi, Nada sahib, Rose garden, rock garden lake and so on. Everyone have to visit this place atleast once.
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Atif Shah

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  • Lives in Srinagar
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"A nice place to visit" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Trust me guys this is a beautiful place to visit, it's pollution free and people are generally nice. If I recommend a place to you then after Kashmir, Chandigarh is a place you should visit
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Varun Aggarwal

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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
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"Best Punjabi food, Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake are must visit"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We took leave from our work and went to visit Chandigarh. The people and auto wallahs there are cheerful. The Punjabi food is the best thing to enjoy. The walking on the footpaths at around 11 pm during winter added colours to our stay. The places to must visit are Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake.
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Manish Patel

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  • Lives in Rewa
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"Enjoyed with friends"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We were four friends who went to Chandigarh for an holiday. We saw rose garden and bought clothes at sector 22 -C. We stayed there for 4 days in a hotel and enjoyed a lot. The facilities of buses are very good in Chandigarh. We took full day A/C bus pass and visited many places and enjoyed.
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Shyam Bibyan

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"Clean city, many place to visit"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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

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  • Neha shukla
  • Lives in Jaipur
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  •  381 readers

"Clean & peaceful place to visit"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months 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

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  • Lives in Faridabad
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"A Weekend Gateway from Delhi"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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"Perfect romantic destination"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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