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Chandigarh

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 About Chandigarh

In 1947 when Lahore. Punjab’s former capital was allocated to Pakistan, the Indian government decided to build a new capital for the Indian state of the Punjab. The result is Chandigarh, a planned city in the post-war modernist style, acting as the dual capital of Punjab and Haryana states. Some critics describe Chandigarh as soulless. Not quote the garden city it was dreamt to be, it is nevertheless a convenient stop en route to Himachal Pradesh. 

The initial plans for the creation of the city were drawn in New York by Mayer and novicki. When the latter died in 1950 the work was entrusted to the internationally renowned architect Le Corbusier who supervised the layout and was responsible for the grand buildings. Fry and Drew designed the residential and commercial areas.

 Major Attractions in Chandigarh

Rose Garden

It is one of the largest in Asia (25ha).contains over 1,500 varieties of roses; well worth visiting in spring.

Rock Garden

The creation of Nek Chand, a road inspector in the capital city project, the garden comprises an extraordinary collection of stones from the nearby shiwaliks and domestic rubbish transformed into sculptures. Nek chand dreamed of creating temple of gods and Goddesses out of discarded items of daily us for example bottle tops, fluorescent lights. Mud guards, tin cans and by highly imaginative re-assembling made models of people and animals.

 Sukhna Lake

It is an artificial lake, the venue of the Asian rowing championship and circled by a walk. There are cafeterias, boating and fishing (permits).

 Zoological Park

Chaat Bir, a few kilometers out of the city center, also has a lion and deer safari park.

 Sector 17

The central business district with administrative and state government offices, shopping areas and banks.

Getting There

By Air                                 Chandigarh has direct flights from New Delhi and Mumbai..

By Rail                               Well Connected . 

By Road                             Well Connected .

When to Visit                      Nov - Mar

 

 

Rock Garden

 

Hand Monument

 

Rose Garden

 

 

 

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