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Kanchan Raitani

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  • Kanchan Raitani
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 55 photos
  • 22 Reviews
  •  75 helpful votes
  •  26265 readers

"Perfect weekend getaway"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 26, 2016
Chandigarh is a perfect weekend getaway for people living in New Delhi. It is centrally located and is a pit stop for travellers who want to visit places like Shimla, Kufri, Kasauli etc. Before I move on to how my experience was, first a little history of the place.
Chandigarh is India's first planned city and one of the best examples of urban planning and modern architecture in India. The city gets its name from the Chandi Temple located near it. Goddess Chandi is the goddess of power and there is a fort (garh) beyond the temple, hence the name: Chandi-garh. The city was planned by a French architect whose name was Le Corbusier ( No I did not know this previously and only learnt of this when I was researching the place before I travelled there). My time in Chandigarh has been the one of the most relaxing moments of my life. Coming from New Delhi, we are used to the traffic, crowd, overcrowded metros and roads and most importantly the dense air pollution. But once you enter Chandigarh, you will feel free. One and breathe in the fresh air and not worry about the over crowded roads. It felt to me that I am not in India but somewhere out of the country. Every destination is 15-20 minutes from each other, be it the markets or the mall or the rock garden. There is a sense of peace and quiet. The roads are wide and there are so many trees planted along the roads, parkings, markets etc. If my research is correct, 26 different types of flowering trees have been planted to make the climate better and to make the scorching heat of the summer bearable.
Now to my trip, I will give a short version here but all the places have been reviewed separately. I visited the Elante Mall, Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake and the Sector 17 market. This is all I could cover in less than a day because I visited kasuali for a day as well. Rock Garden is a must visit place. Sukhna lake was a disappointment. If you like to shop the hit the sec 17 markets for sure.
Definitely a place where I would like to go back and spend some more time.
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Santhosh kumar

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  • Santhosh kumar
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 3 Reviews
  •  238 readers

"Planned modern city of India"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 24, 2016
Chandigarh is a well planned city, layout of city itself welcomes you and makes you feel at green field. Information boards and maps makes everything easy for an outsider So simple to follow and find out places, Must visited all this three location Rock Garden, Rose garden Asia's biggest garden and Sukhana lake. Another attraction is Japanese park. For shopping sector 17 is the best place. Elanta mall is also good place for visit & shopping branded item
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M r Pandeya

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  • M r Pandeya
  • Lives in Siliguri
  • 18 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  4252 readers

"A creation no one can even copy"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 18, 2016
The layout of city itself welcomes you and makes you feel at home within no time. So simple to follow and well places city information boards and maps makes everything easy for an outsider. All sightseeing places, hotels, offices and study areas are well planned and are connected by even a city bus.
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Devang desai

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  • Devang desai
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  • 6 Reviews
  •  221 readers

"Exceleent"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 8, 2016
Chandigarh is a very good city, City plan was done in a very proper manner. I visited Rock garden it was really bvery beautifully build up. It is like a royal heritage. Good water fall. I also visited lake & lake is also very beautiful. Rose garden is also a very beautifully managed. Must visited all this three location. For shopping sector 17 is the best place. Elanta mall is also good place for visit & shopping branded item.
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Sandeep G

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  • Sandeep G
  • Lives in Panchkula
  • 2 Reviews
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"Chandigarh Airport needs a lot of improvement"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 20, 2016
Non-existent waiting facilities, no glasses at drinking water taps, luggage takes too much time to arrive at the belts. For me it took >30 minutes. :-(
Chandigarh is a very beautiful place. Here rock garden, sukhna lake, rose garden, and lot more things to watch ,, and here environment is very good. No more pollution problem .. And security of this city
Chandigarh is the first planned modern city of India designed by the French architect le corbusier. Chandigarh and the area surrounding it were constituted as a union
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