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Introduction

Chandigarh , the union territory of India, was born out of the partition of the country. Chandigarh was created to serve the capital city of for Punjab. Chandigarh thrives as a palpable city of half a million people proud of themselves and their duty. Chandigarh was born in 1950. Chandigarh is cleanest and the healthiest city in India. Chandigarh was designed by Le Corbusier, is the state capital of Punjab and Haryana states. The famous French architect. Covering an area of 56 square kilometers, Chandigarh is the first `planned' city of India. The city is named after the Goddess Chandi Devi, whose white - domed temple stands on the slope of a hill in the north east of Chandigarh, on the edge of the Shivalik hills. Chandigarh is famous now as a very modern town along with 50 sectors. Despite Chandigarh's infrastructural and aesthetic shortcomings, its inhabitants are very proud of their capital which is cleaner, greener, and more affluent than other Indian cities. Chandigarh's rock garden claims to be the second most tourist visited site after the Taj Mahal, and the local cuisine is deliciously rich and spicy.

Area 114 sq km
Altitude 304 - 365 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-21.0 C-43.0 C Winter- 4.0 C-24.0C
Language English, Hindi, Panjabi
STD Code 0562
Rainfall 1110 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Chandigarh MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :- Chandigarh is connected to Delhi (daily) and Amritsar (bi-weekly) by flights of Indian Airlines. There is also a weekly flight to Leh from Chandigarh. Jet Airways has daily flights to Chandigarh from Delhi.
  2. Rail:-The railway station is 7 km away from the city center. It is well connected to the major cities of India like Delhi (238 km), Bikaner (575 km), and Jodhpur (827 km).
  3. Road:-Chandigarh is well connected by road to almost every small and big town in northern India. Frequent buses ply from Chandigarh to Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and even Rajasthan.

Places to Visit

Rock Garden Sukhna Lake Rose Garden Botanical Garden

Excursion

Kasauli Amritsar Shimla Chail

Shopping

Sector 17:The main shopping and commercial centre of Chandigarh is Sector-17. This vast commercial complex is partly pedestrianised. It provides something for everyone, from hectic business activity to unhurried window shopping and even crowd gazing in the vicinity of the fountain. Big showrooms and departmental stores cater to the needs of shoppers. Government Emporia, innumerable shops, eateries, coffee houses, bars & pubs keep the visitor completely occupied. Other places for shopping : Additionally, every sector in Chandigarh has its own shopping facility. Prominent among these are the shopping facilities provided in Sectors 7,9,15,18,19,22,34,35 & 37. For your convenience we list names of the prominent money changers, government emporia, bookshops, photographers and florists.

Accommodation

ITC Windsor Hotel Leela Place Hotel Park The Oberoi Taj Westend
Le Meridien Taj Residency Taj Gateway Grand Ashok Comfort Infantry
Bangalore International Comfort Vijay Nalapad Residency Hotel Rama Ramanshree
Ramanshree California