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A beautiful place

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Sukhna Lake

Nitisharana
16th Oct 17

Elante Mall

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Elante Mall

Atin Dua
30th Dec 17

Boating is available

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Sukhna Lake

Nitisharana
16th Oct 17

Rock Garden

Rock Garden  Video Review
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Capitol Complex

Prernasharma
9th Nov 16

Most famous place in Chandigarh

Most famous place in Chandigarh  Video Review
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Sukhna Lake

Tezan rajput
7th Nov 16

The rides of sukhna

The rides of sukhna  Video Review
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Sukhna Lake

Prernasharma
7th Nov 16

Best tourist place in Chandigarh

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Sukhna Lake

Komal Rana
7th Nov 16

A must visit place

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Sukhna Lake

Prernasharma
7th Nov 16

A beautiful lake

A beautiful lake  Video Review
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Sukhna Lake

Manish kumar
7th Nov 16

Lake in Chandigarh

Lake in Chandigarh  Video Review
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Sukhna Lake

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26th Dec 17

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Jayant d pradhan

Jayant d pradhan4.0/5

1 review

Chandigarh

Clumate was very nice at Dalhousie and Dharamshala. At Amritsar it was bit hotter during day time. Food and Shopping: Shopping was good but food not that nice except in Share Punjab(centre one) in Dalhousie. Highlight of the trip: Highlight was the evening parade in Wagha Birder. Morning visit to Golden Temple. Macleod Ganj.

Sanjukta acharya

Sanjukta acharya3.0/5

1 review

Chandigarh

I visited Rock Gardens and Sukhna Lake. Takes 2-3 hours to see Rock Gardens. Food and Shopping: It was good. Food was okay . Highlight of the trip: The visit to the Rock Gardens

Recommended Duration in Chandigarh

Number of days to spend in Chandigarh as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

7.5%

2 days

62.5%

3 days

25%

4 days

2.5%

5+ days

2.5%

Chandigarh Overview

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.

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Rock Garden , Chandigarh

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Kamal Upadhyay

Rock Garden , Chandigarh
Rock Garden , Chandigarh

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Rock Garden , Chandigarh
Rock Garden , Chandigarh

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Rock Garden , Chandigarh
Rock Garden , Chandigarh

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Rock Garden , Chandigarh

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