Chandigarh Travel Guide

Chandigarh is the first planned city of independent India which was designed by the French architect Charles-Edouard Genères. It is popular as Le Corbusier, it serves as the capital of Punjab and Haryana. Standing as a representation of deliberate urbanization, Chandigarh is also famous for garden like Rose garden and rock gardens. Cool and quiet Chandigarh bends the popular belief that the city is always a noisy.

Chandigarh has a thick green forest, which provide a shelter for various animal species around the city. Sukna Lake, located in the south of Rock Garden, is home to various birds including rare birds.

Chandigarh has given India the best players in hockey, wrestling, cricket and more other sports. It is not surprising that there is a lot more to the well-equipped sports complexes in Chandigarh.

Tourism in Chandigarh

Any journey through Chandigarh should be started from the beautiful Sukhna Lake. A tremendous water body which is artificial, Sukhna Lake is surrounded by the lower areas of Shivalik and it is extraordinary compared to other places where you can look around and go for relaxation. You can go for a boat or climbing ride on the lake, or walk on the running track strictly, where you are regularly connected to the city's locals.

There are many places for nature lovers including Rock Garden and Laser Valley and Rose Gardens in Chandigarh. The Rock Garden of Chandigarh is fully known for the construction of modern, and urban sections. Leisure Valley is 8 km away, after taking care of the surroundings, in which Asia's largest rose garden is an extraordinarily well-known draw between sights and local people.

One of the most famous places to go to Chandigarh is the Capitol Complex, which is also called Le Corbusier Center. This complex is a symbol of refined architecture, and when it was first used as the Corbusier’s base, then the place has now been converted into a museum, and tourists are free to visit. Capitol House is also home to the Legislative Assembly, High Court and Secretariat.

In the international fast food joints like McDonald's and Pizza Hut, there are outlets in Chandigarh. South Indians, Italian, continental and Thai dishes are served in various Indian restaurants.

An Insight into Chandigarh Tourism

Places to visit in Chandigarh

Rose Garden: Located in Chandigarh's Division 16, Rose Garden is a natural beauty which is spread over a vast area of 30 squares of land and it is packed with wonderful variety of Flowers, which makes it very popular among travelers and nature devotees. It is the largest garden of its kind in Asia and in 1967, it was under the direction of first Chief Commissioner MS Randhawa. On the name of former Indian President Zakir Hussain, Rose Garden is also popularly known as Zakir Hussain Rose Garden.

Rock Garden: Located in Division 1 of Chandigarh's stunning road, the Rock Garden has been planned as an external display lobby using the city's last road inspector Nek Chand, using urban and modern squads. Otherwise the rock garden of Nek Chand is called, this is a vivid mosaic of this huge 40-square workmanship of the land plant and figures produced using modern and domestic waste. In the year 1957, the Rock Plant had worked without any help during his spare time and has turned into a long standing image of creative ability and novelty in the city. Due to its total of about 5000 statues within its borders, the Rock Garden is one of the major attractions of Chandigarh and it is an must visit place of Chandigarh.

Roopkund Trek: In the lap of Trishul Peak and Nanda Ghanti lies at sea level at the height of 5,029 meters, the roasted place is filled with form. Apart from this, known as 'Mystery Lake', this place recognized as the place to discover human skeletons, and this place remains pony from the Paleolithic era.

By moving the picturesque green mountains and the picturesque excellence of some snowy people, this place displays an ideal bundle in the form of a trekking trail. The human and horse skeletons that are found Roopkund are believed to be 500-600 years of age. This place remains almost persistently though it provides incredible perspective of grandeur.

Sukhna Lake: Situated in the lower areas of Shivalik, Sukhna Lake is an excellent lake between the beautiful surroundings of Chandigarh. The expansion for the separation of 3 km, the lake of Sukhna is a man-made lake, and in the year 1958, it is one of its kind in the city by damming the seasonal stream, Sukhna Choe which emerges from the Shiwalik Hills. With its clean blue water, the lake fills in the morning as an ideal area for the rise of joggers and walkers, which can likewise appreciate the natural air.

Best Time to visit Chandigarh

The best time to visit Chandigarh is during the time period of beginning of winter from August to November. During summer, it’s too hot and during rainy season, its moist so that the atmosphere appears is not favorable.

How to Reach Chandigarh

How to Reach Chandigarh by Flight: The Chandigarh Airport is just 10 km away from the main city of Chandigarh. Different airlines has well connection with the airport and get regular flights from urban cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Amritsar, Kullu, Indore and Dharamsala.

How to Reach Chandigarh by Train: Railway connection for daily schedule is available from Delhi to Chandigarh. Chandigarh is connected to other cities of the country such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Chennai etc. through the railways.

How to Reach Chandigarh by Roadway: NH 21 and NH 22 joins Chandigarh with different cities of the country. Chandigarh has well maintained and connected roadways from the different Indian states like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh.

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