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North India

Chandigarh

Chandigarh, a Union Territory and Capital of both Haryana and Punjab states, is India's most modern and well planned city, designed in 1953 by the French architect Le Corbusier. The town derives its name from Goddess Chandi Devi whose temple stands about 15 kms away. Chandigarh is guarded by the Shivalik hills on one side and by two small rivers on either side. It is best known for its outstanding modern architecture - The Secretariat, the State Library, the High Court, Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) and the Punjab University. There is a pleasant lake and a large Rose Garden - said to have over 1500 varieties. Another major attraction for tourists is the Rock Garden: built with multicoloured fragments of china and waste ceramics this magical garden covers an area of 6 acres and shows an excellent artistic way of recycling waste.

In present times, Chandigarh tourism industry is seeing its high. Located in Northern part of India, Chandigarh is a Union Territory and serves as a capital for Punjab and Haryana. This mystical city is well planned and a great crowd puller for India tours. Designed by the famous French architect and planner Le Corbusier, Chandigarh has won the title of being a ‘Beautiful City’ over the years. Covering an area of 114 square kilometer, this city has emerged as a potential destination for enjoying vacations, honeymoons and weekend trips. Chandigarh also forms an ideal eco system for Himalayas. Visiting lovely gardens, planned roads and amazing architectural creations are hallmark of Chandigarh tours.


When you go for tour packages of Chandigarh just make it a point that you get to see major tourist attractions of Chandigarh. Chandigarh tour packages will offer you with an array of places of interest in Chandigarh. These places will command your attention at first sight. So when you start your tour to Chandigarh just be prepared for a roller coaster ride of fun and excitement. Chandigarh is a place that has witnessed Harappan civilization. Situated at the foothills of the Siwalik hill ranges, Chandigarh is washed by Sukhna Choe and Patiala-Ki-Rao Choe. Ranked as wealthiest town of India, Chandigarh tops Human Development Index also.

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Sightseeing Places

Gardens of Chandigarh are quite famous. As sightseeing places in Chandigarh, you can visit Smirit Upvan, Leisure Valley, Bougainvillea Park, Rajendra Park, Topiary Garden, Zakir Rose Garden, Shanti Kunj, Hibiscus Garden, Botanical Garden, Garden of Fragrance and Terraced Garden are some of the famous gardens in the city. Tourist attractions of Chandigarh also include Lalit Kala Academy, Sahitya Academy, Pracheen Kala Kendra and Cultural Complex.


One major place of interest in Chandigarh is Rock Garden which is an epitome of creativity. This unique innovative garden has many art objects. Established as an open-air exhibition hall, Rock Garden of Chandigarh is famous for waste disposals made into beautiful objects. After this garden you can go for Capital Complex that is seat of Government. To Chandigarh’s credit is one more tourist site Open Hand that is a magnificent monument and also an official emblem of city.

In the footsteps of Shivalaik ranges, lies an artificial man made lake Suhana Lake which is just too perfect for a picnic or a tourist spot. If you are tires of sightseeing and thinking of things to do in Chandigarh, this place is perfect for you as you can actively take part in water sport activities like boating, yachting and water skiing besides enjoying balmy breezes.


Shopping in Chandigarh

Plethora of emporiums and shops are there for buying Punjabi jutis, local handicrafts, Punjabi dupattas, jams, jellies, pickles and juices.

 

How to Reach

The city centre is abuzz with all kinds of activities and is connected by roads from airport and the railway station. Besides, the city is accessible by road from all major cities in India. Host of tourist attractions in Chandigarh attract people from all over the World to visit here.

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