Destination Guide India > Chandigarh
DESTINATION GUIDE INDIA - CHANDIGARH
Union Territory and capital of two States- Haryana and Punjab-
is India’s most modern and well-planned city, laid by Le
Corbusier. Chandigarh-an architect’s delight-is a stepping
stone to attraction of the hills of Himachal Pradesh.
The city is
named after the Goddess Chandi Devi whose white domed temple
stands on the slop of a hill in the north-east of Chandigarh
on the edge of the Shivalik hills.
Chandigarh and the area surrounding it were constituted as
Undion Territory on November 1, 1966.
ATTRACTIONS AND PLACES - CHANDIGARH CITY
Garden: It was built by Neckchand Saini with multi-coloured
pieces of stones and discarded objects. His deep visualization
made him to pick and collect all sorts of discarded scrap. He
started to visit waste dumps of the factories. He collected
there raw cement, broken pipes and other discarded matter. He
created rapport with the truck drivers who carried and drop
his debris at a vacant corner of the forest where now this
unique creation stands. For twelve years he worked hard alone
on this unique fantasy. After twelve years the work of Nek
Chand noticed by Government. He was giving deserving
patronage. An area of twelve acres was allotted for the
extension of the original Rock Garden. Even funds were
provided for carrying on the work.
The Capital Complex: It is the administration hub for
two States. The High Court, Legislative Assembly, Secretariat,
Open Hand Monument, Geometric Hills and Tower of Shadow are
examples of Le Corbusier’s genius and are part of Capital
The Rose Garden: It comprises 30 acres of beautifully
landscaped gardens containing 1,600 varieties of roses.Every
year, either at the end of February or beginning of March, a
big festival known as Rose Festival, is celebrated at this
garden. Over 20,000 people visit this festival. Its one of the
great celebrations in the city. There are lots of
competitions, cultural celebrations and many other events.
Business District: It is the most fashionable area of the
Yadavindra Gardens at Pinjore: 24 km away are these
17th century gardens designed by Nawab Fidal Khan, who was
architect to Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, and are a bled of
Mughal and Rajasthani styles Bhima Devi temple is located
Sukhna Lake: It offers sports like boating, yachting,
water-skiing and has a cafeteria.
Bhakra-Nangal: 116 km away. It is independent India’s
first major hydel project on the borders of Himachal Pradesh,
the first high gravity dam in the world.
HOW TO REACH -
» By Air -
Chandigarh is connected by air with Delhi, Srinagar, Jammu,
Leh and Kulu.
» By Rail -
Chandigarh is connected by train with all major cities of
» By Road -
Chandigarh is well-connected by road with Punjab, Himachal
Pradesh and rest of the country.