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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Ram Singh
  • Ram Singh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews

"Chandigarh is an amazing city to travel" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Chandigarh is amazing city to travel, the city is designed brilliantly and its greenery is awesome and the whole city is so clean and dust free. Main attraction are sukhna Lake, Sector 1, Rock garden, Sector 1, Sector 17 ( Commercial hub ), Museum - art gallery.
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Yesbir Singh
  • Yesbir Singh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Awesome visit to - Planned, managed, beautiful and infrastructural city" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Place to visit :
1) Sukhna Lake, Sector 1
2) Rock garden, Sector 1
3 Sector 17 ( Commercial hub )
4) Museum - art gallery , Sector 10
5) Mansa devi temple, Punchline
6) Student centre ( STU C - Punjab university )
7) Food street near PGI, Chandigarh - after 11 pm
8) Sector 19 and sector 22 ( for bargaining - and most happening sites to roam around.
9) Gedi route

Nearby visiting sites:
1) Pinjore garden, Near kalka
2) Kulu Manali ( 250 kms from Chandigarh )
3) Shimla ( 80 kms from Chandigarh )

Colleges or educational hub :
1) Punjab University, Sector 14
2) Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12
3) Government college, Sector 11.
4) DAV college, Sector 10
5) Sector 34 - Education hub - all coaching institutes
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Lalit Kumar
  • Lalit Kumar
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 1 Review

"Good place to give your soul a peaceful experience" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Chandigarh is called the beautiful city. It is a very good place to live and the cost of living is also on the affordable side. You can visit Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Rose Garden, Shanti Kunj to give your soul a peaceful experience. If you love shopping then don't forget to visit Sector 17 Market.
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Sanket Shah
  • Sanket Shah
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 17 Reviews

"Peaceful place and some good food" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I was in Chandigarh for work so did not get much time to visit places. There are some good malls and sightseeing places. But mall did not interest me as there are better malls in Mumbai. Food is definitely not to be missed here. Try Pals dhaba for some good food be it non veg and veg. Avoid seafood as it is not that fresh. Take extra warm clothes at this time of the year.
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Neel Kapoor
  • Neel Kapoor
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 3 Reviews

"Must visit place in Chandigarh" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Its an excellent destination to stay. Best place for different views. Best places are rock garden, Sukhna Lake, Hotel Shivalik View, JW Marriot, Elante is also most beautifull place to visit. Best place to learn different things. Many different types of exhibitions, fairs on different types of products like handicrafts, books, pashminas and many other. Must visit this place again.
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Mandeep Sandhu
  • Mandeep Sandhu
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 22 Reviews

"One of the most beautiful city" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Its one of the most beautiful city in my opinion. My friends and I like this place and we are planning to go again next summer. Go guys and enjoy the beautiful rose garden. Amer Quila in chandigarh is just incredible. Unbelievable locations across the city makes it really an amazing place to visit without any traffic jams and noise-pollution unlike other metro cities.
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Rahul Mehra
  • Rahul Mehra
  • Lives in Panchkula
  • 1 Review

"Go with friends"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Last month I visit Chandigarh, its one of the most beautiful city in my opinion. Me and my friends like these and planning to go again next summer. Enjoy the beautiful Rose garden, Sukhna lake and Rock garden and most of all go there with your friends for real enjoyment.
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Pooja Agarwal
  • Pooja Agarwal
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 1 Review

"A must visit place"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Chandigarh is one among most clean and exotic city of north India. The most popular about this city are the gardens and lake like rose garden , rock garden and sukhna lake. The food is typical Punjabi and available at low cost and people are very fashion conscious.
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Jitender Kumar
  • Jitender Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"A good place to visit"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Amer Quila in chandigarh is just incredible. Unbelievable locations across the city makes it really an amazing place to visit without any traffic jams and noise-pollution unlike other metro cities. It rejuvenates you and your family and introduce us to our traditional heritages and cultural diversity.
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Santosh Kumar
  • Santosh Kumar
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Perfect place to visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Everyone should visit Chandigarh. Its a pollution free city and can be visited any season. There are many places to visit like Sukhna lake, rose garden, rock garden, The secretariat, open hand monument, etc. Chandigarh is popular for its ethnic textiles, phulkari, which is embroidered in a traditional punjabi way. Sector 17 is main shopping area in Chandigarh. Boating in sukhna lake, watching rock garden and rose garden are the main attraction and must visit places. It is well connected by road, train and flight, will connect you to this place.
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