Large sweeping avenues, the serene Sukhna Lake, sprawling parks, spectacular contemporary buildings and the famous Rock Garden, make India's most well-planned city an urban paradise. The capital of the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh is an urban oasis with charming tree-lined boulevards and beautifully landscaped gardens. Envisioned and designed in the 1950s by the prominent French-Swiss architect, Le Corbusier, the major buildings of the city are marvels of modern design. The city is neatly divided into sectors, each a self-contained pocket with local markets, schools, parks and other infrastructural facilities. Merely 70 years old, Chandigarh is a young, prosperous and vibrant city. It is extremely pedestrian-friendly and most visitors to the city begin by exploring Sector 17 for its shops and restaurants and Sector 22 for its hotels. What makes Chandigarh a great travel destination is its geographical location at the foothills of the majestic Shivalik range and the Himalayas, and its pleasant climate.  

The region is also famous because of the fossil remains that have been found here, indicating a wide variety of aquatic and amphibian life. Before civilisation arrived here, it is said this region was submerged under a large lake ringed by a marshy area. 

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Ambala

Ambala

Skirted by the Ghaggar river in the north and the Tangri river in the...

Bhakra Nangal Dam

Bhakra Nangal Dam

Built over Sutlej river, the Bhakra Nangal Dam is the second highest...

Bhima Devi temple

Bhima Devi temple

Constructed sometime between the 9th-11th centuries AD, the ruins of...

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Large sweeping avenues, the serene Sukhna Lake, sprawling parks,...

Chaneti Stupa

Chaneti Stupa

The ruins of the ancient baked-brick Chaneti Stupa are said to be...

Chattbir Zoo

Chattbir Zoo

Set up with an aim to conserve ; endangered and rare species of...

Complexe du Capitole

Complexe du Capitole

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016 under the Architectural...

Government Museum and Art Gallery

Government Museum and Art Gallery

A unique museum that traces the Indian history of partition, it is...

Mansa Mandir Chandi Mandir

Mansa Mandir Chandi Mandir

Both Mansa and Chandi temples are very popular and a visit to both...

Morni Hills

Morni Hills

One of the quaint hill towns near Chandigarh, Morni is great place to...

Naina Devi

Naina Devi

This is one of the 51 shaktipeethas (where the severed body parts of...

Parwanoo

Parwanoo

A mere 30 km from Chandigarh, Parwanoo is a great summer retreat into...

Pinjore gardens

Pinjore gardens

Also called Yadavindra Gardens, the beautiful Pinjore Gardens has...

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

A visit to the Rock Garden, which is a testament to human ingenuity,...

Sukhna lake

Sukhna lake

One of the most beautiful man-made lakes in India, Sukhna, located in...

The Rotating Open Hand Monument

The Rotating Open Hand Monument

This monument was designed by the same architect who designed the...

The Secretariat

The Secretariat

The capitol complex has been set against the mighty Shivalik range...

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden

Spread over an area of 30 acre, this is Asia's largest rose garden...

shimla

shimla

Enveloped in mist, nestled within dense forests and silhouetted...

Manali

Manali

The magnetic town of Manali beckons to the soul of adventurers,...

Mussoorie

Mussoorie

A very popular summer getaway, the quaint hill station of Mussoorie,...

Amritsar

Amritsar

A bustling city with an indomitable spirit, Amritsar holds one of the...

kurukshetra

kurukshetra

A sprawling city dotted with temples, sacred tanks and pilgrimage...