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Verified traveller8 Sep 2019
Love Chandigarh nice and clean
India’s first planned city is a fascinating spot to visit, with its wide boulevards, manicured gardens and one of the country’s most popular attractions.
Visit the planned city of Chandigarh and see a different side to India. Shop in air-conditioned malls or enjoy relaxing in the peaceful parks and gardens. Enjoy the best food and drink in the region and visit the galleries and museums of this fascinating urban experiment.
Chandigarh is the state capital of both the Punjab and Haryana regions, but it is also a separate Union territory. Construction of the town began in 1952, according to plans by Swiss architect Le Corbusier, who envisaged a city that symbolized India’s future. Walk through the wide streets and notice how clean, ordered and prosperous the city is. While the straight lines and neatly clipped greenery may not be to everyone’s taste, it is certainly a dramatic contrast to India’s other cities.
Make sure you visit the famous Rock Garden. It was started in 1958 by former civil servant Nek Chand, who built a small sculpture garden from pieces of broken ceramic and glass. The garden has since expanded to cover around 20 acres (8 hectares). Explore the grottos, marvel at the colorful sculptures and lose yourself in this remarkable wonderland.
Other attractions include the attractive Rose Garden and Sukhna Lake at the foot of the Himalayas, where you can walk along the paths or relax with a picnic.
Getting around Chandigarh is easy, as areas are divided into numbered sections with good bus links. If you want to shop and eat, head to Sector 17, a short ride from the hotels in Sector 22.
Fly into Chandigarh Airport or catch a fast train from Delhi. Away from India’s traditional bustling markets and noisy crowds, Chandigarh lets you experience another side of this fascinating country.
While visiting Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, you might make a stop by sights like North Country Mall and Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial.
Sector 22 might not have many top sights, but Sector 17 and Zakir Rose Garden are two attractions nearby that you can check out.
Reviewed on 28 Nov 2019
Reviewed on 4 Dec 2019
You can enjoy some retail therapy with a trip to Sector 17, a favourite shopping spot in Chandigarh. Amble around the area's gardens or visit its spas.
After a day exploring Chandigarh's bustling streets, take a stroll around this man-made lake that attracts artists, fishermen and boaters.
Wander this magical sculpture garden, which was born from a dumping ground, and admire the abstract and wonderful statuettes that were created from recycled waste.
This sleek modern complex serves as a cradle for information technology and innovation in Chandigarh.
Learn how the planned city of Chandigarh came to be at this architecture museum that sits within the city's premier historic institute.
Smell the heady scents and admire the colors of a vast collection of rose species that fill this beautiful garden.
The city of Chandigarh (which is federal government administered city) is beautifully located below the Shivalik hills. The layout of the city and most of the public buildings, including the Secretariat, the Legislative Assembly and the High Court were designed by the famous French architect Le Corbusier.
Immerse yourself with a trip to Chandigarh by a private transfer from New Delhi. Serenity and a city are two diametrically opposite concepts, which however, get belied in the 'City Beautiful'. Chandigarh is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature's preservation.
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Verified traveller18 Feb 2019