Chandigarh, a union territory that is the capital of both Punjab as well as Haryana, is India's first planned city. A traditionally Punjabi city at heart with a healthy dose of modernity, Chandigarh's food and gedi culture (a leisure drive or ride the city) is what the capital is really known for. Located at a distance of 265 km from Delhi, Chandigarh is one of the favourite weekend road trip destinations of from the capital city of India and other major cities but also acts an important staging point when one heads to destinations in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
A favourite activity of the locals at Chandigarh is boating at the beautiful Sukhna Lake. The other important attractions in the city are the Rock Garden, the Leisure Valley & Rose Garden. Chandigarh's Rock Garden is very well known for having been entirely designed out of discarded industrial and urban waste while the Leisure Valley is an 8-kilometre-long well-maintained park which houses Asia's most extensive rose garden, a very popular draw among tourists and locals alike.
Another famous place to visit in Chandigarh is the Capitol complex, which is also often referred to as Le Corbusier Centre. Earlier used as Le Corbusier's base, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has now been converted into a museum, and tourists are free to visit it. The Capitol is also home to the state's Vidhan Sabha, High Court, and Secretariat.
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Q. what are some of the best night clubs in chandigarh?
2 years ago
Some of the most famous night clubs in Chandigarh which are famous for its food and ambience are -
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3 years ago
Chandigarh the city of Wakhra swag. Nice clean city, though night life is bit dull if you don't have your vehicle. Try to cover the city in one day as there is nothing much to do in city
Places of i (Read More)nterest are Rock garden Sukhna lake boating Alante Mall and Sec-17 market.
Surbhi Parashar Parashar
3 years ago
Chandigarh, a union territory that is the capital of both Punjab as well as Haryana is a subtle and ideal definition of the word 'city'. In a culture that includes instances of both traditional Punja (Read More)b as well as a modernity, Chandigarh is a pretty town resembling a morning dream which is sure to flatter you with its innocence and pleasantness. Designed by the ace architect Le Corbusier consisting of 47 self-contained sectors, India's first planned city is known for its unique blend of urbane architecture and natural bliss. The sharp skyline of the Shivalik Hills and the faint image of an old temple dedicated to Goddess Chandi protectively looms over the city. The town is a beautiful blend of architecture, design, natural beauty, gardens, heritage and urbanization. Some of the places that a tourist must visit in Chandigarh include the Rock garden which is an absolute marvel of art and design, Rose garden, Pinjore gardens and the Government Museum and Sukhna Lake along with a few others.
3 years ago
Just a few hours journey from Delhi, Chandigarh is a great weekend getaway, especially in winters. My favourite memory from this trip was the journey itself since the Chandigarh-Delhi highway has end (Read More)less numbers of dhabas that serve great Punjabi food. The Rock garden, the Sukhna lake and the Rose garden are some of the best places that we visited. The Sector 17 market is a must visit place for shopaholics. November-March is the most suitable time to visit Chandigarh.