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5 Interesting & Cool Facts About Chandigarh That Most Indians Are Ignorant About

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HolidayIQ Travellers list down interesting facts about the first pre-planned city of India.

5 Interesting & Cool Facts About Chandigarh That Most Indians Are Ignorant About:

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1. The City Of Chandigarh Is The First Planned City Of India

The City Of Chandigarh Is The First Planned City Of Indiasource: wikimedia.org/

The city of Chandigarh was the first planned city in India post-independence in 1947 and is known internationally for its architecture and urban design.

HolidayIQ Traveller Yatin Chadha from Chandigarh shares, “No words to tell. Visit this place and find out yourself. Really the cleanest and the most well planned city of india. Amazing places to visit. At the foot of hills and hill stations are a mere 2.5-3 hrs away from there. Visit those too and you would really enjoy. Driving here is fun when roads are empty specially at night.”

2. There Are No Statutes In Any Parks Or At The Roundabout In Chandigarh

There Are No Statutes In Any Parks Or At The Roundabout In Chandigarhsource: wikipedia.org

The master plan of the city was prepared by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, transformed from earlier plans created by the Polish architect Maciej Nowicki and the American planner Albert Mayer. One of the conditions put forth by Le Corbusier was no personal statues shall be erected in the city or parks of Chandigarh.

HolidayIQ Traveller Rizwanuddin Rafiq from Bhopal shares, “Chandigarh, the planned city built by the famous Architect who was a Swiss French Le Corbusier, he transformed the designs of Maciej Nowicki and Albert Mayer, Most of the government buildings and housing in the city, however, were designed by the Chandigarh Capital Project Team headed by Pierre Jeanneret, Jane Drew and Maxwell Fry. Which is the shared Capital of Haryana and Punjab. The famous Architect's motif in this machine age was peace and reconciliation. It is open to give and open to receive. Panchkula of Haryana and Mohali of Punjab and Chandigarh all together called The Chandigarh Tricity, It is a Union Territory. It's name significantly derived from an old Temple In Panchkula, dedicated to the Goddess Chandi, another form of Goddess Parvati, and garh means Fort, So Chandigarh. This City is Internationally known for its Architecture and Urban Design.”

3. There Is No Sector 13 In Chandigarh

There Is No Sector 13 In Chandigarhsource: wonderopolis.org

Chandigarh is divided into sectors. Consider it a design layout of superstition but there is no sector 13 in Chandigarh and Panchkula.

HolidayIQ Traveller Karan Mittal from New Delhi shares, “Chandigarh -The city beautiful is the best place in India to live. It is also known as mini Singapore. There is no sign of dirt in the city. The travellers should visit this place to see the best creation of human, it is very planned city with park in each sector, has one of the best mall in India namely elante mall. Must visit places are lake, rose garden, rock garden, sector 17 market. For shopping sector 15 & sector 17 are good options. Local food you will find in each sector. Famous local food is butter chicken, chole bhatura. Some Famous restaurants are Sindhi, Piccadilly, gopal, orange hotel. And travellers can visit Shimla which is around 70 kms from Chandigarh for camping activities. Airport and railway station is very near to market. There are a plenty of hotels to stay namely JW Marriott, t|Taj hotel. Chandigarh has one of the top universities in India namely Punjab university.”

4. Medieval Chandigarh Used To Be Home To The Harappan Civilization 8000 Years Ago

Medieval Chandigarh Used To Be Home To The Harappan Civilization 8000 Years Agosource: wikimedia.org

Due to the presence of lake, the area has fossil remains with imprints of a large variety of aquatic plants and animals. As it was a part of the Punjab region, it had many rivers nearby where the ancient and primitive settling of humans began. About 8000 years ago, the area was also known to be a home to the Harappans.

HolidayIQ Traveller Rizwanuddin Rafiq from Bhopal shares, “Here the 8000 years fissile were discovered, may be of Harappan, hence an ancient presence of this city, makes more attractive, and it was also known as the Home of Harappans.”

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5. The City Got It’s Name From The Famous Chandi Mandir Temple

The City Got It’s Name From The Famous Chandi Mandir Templesource: placestovisitnearchandigarh.wordpress.com

The name Chandigarh is a portmanteau of Chandi and Garh. Chandi refers to goddess Chandi, the warrior form of goddess Parvati, and Garh means fort. The name is derived from Chandi Mandir, an ancient temple devoted to the Hindu goddess Chandi, near the city in Panchkula District.

HolidayIQ Traveller Christopher Taylerr shares, “It was in the month of September when we went to Chandigarh. Dotted with garden, temples, museums and architectural wonders, the beautiful city of Chandigarh hails to be one of the cleanest and a well planned city of India. We had booked our stay at Ginger Hotel which was quite close to one of the biggest mall of Chandigarh and conveniently located near the airport. And we had a lot of fun visiting sukhna lake and Rock garden, It was a great fun after all.”



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