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Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Population:
10,54,686
Average Climate:
Summer: 27° C – 44° C
Winter: 01° C – 16° C
Best time to visit:
September to March
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About Chandigarh

Chandigarh built in the early 1950s, is capital of both Punjab & Haryana and also a union territory. The city has a pre-historic past. The gently sloping plains on which modern Chandigarh exists, was in the ancient past a wide lake ringed by a marsh. The dream city of India's first Prime Minister, Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru, it was architect by internationally renowned Le Corbusier. He conceived the city along the lines of a modular man. Chandigarh, also known as `The City Beautiful’, is picturesquely located at the foothills of Shivaliks. The city of Chandigarh was the first planned city in India post-independence in 1947. The city experiences extreme climate and uneven distribution of rainfall. The roads in Chandigarh are surrounded by trees. Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India, with world-renowned architecture and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. It is like seeing a prosperous, comfortable and cosmopolitan city. Each sector of the city is self-contained and pedestrian-friendly.

Tourist Attractions

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Capitol complexs

s Located in Sector 1, capitol complex includes the Secretariat, Assembly and High Court buildings. The three buildings of the Capitol complex stand majestically representing themselves as the temples of democracy of free India. The Capitol area was designed as a great pedestrian plaza with motorized traffic confined to sunken trenches. The complex is planned on a cross axis wherein rigid symmetry has been avoided in placement of various buildings.

Rock gardens