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Chandigarh Travel Guide  

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Chandigarh is the capital city of the Indian state of Haryana.
Chandigarh means the ‘fort of Chandi’ (a Hindu Goddess). It is famous for its urban planning and architecture throughout the world.
It is located near the Shivalik hills of the Himalayas.
It is surrounded by Panchkula in Haryana and Mohali & Ropar in Punjab.
The city experiences a sub-tropical climate. Summers are very hot and winters are very cold.
The population of Chandigarh is 808,515. It includes people from various religions like Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and Sikhism.
Punjabi, Tamil, Hindi and English are the prevalent languages. Urdu is also spoken in some parts of the town.
People from all over India go to Chandigarh for employment opportunities as the city is developing fast with the advent of innumerable multi-national companies.
Chandigarh is also known as ‘City Beautiful’.

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Reviews Chandigarh

Ranjit Singh
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : The most striking thing about the city is the expanse of resplendent blue sky with the mountains in the backdrop. When you are approaching the city, you would see the jagged skyline of the Shivalik Hills looming large over the... more city and the faint image of an old temple dedicated to Goddess Chandi (15 km from Chandigarh) from which the city got its name. Chandigarh may appear oddly familiar to Western visitors and idiosyncratic to the rest of India. Because of this, Chandigarh is a good place to visit if you need a break from the constant flow of which is often said to assault the senses, and can be overwhelming to foreign travelers. Chandigarh is also a very secure city. With the lowest crime rates in the country you can feel safe at any hour. The political position of Chandigarh is quite ambiguous for anybody not knowing the city well. It is the capital to two northern Indian states Punjab and Haryana besides being a union territory in itself. The birth of this modern, youngest and vibrant city was an act of anguish and drama that took place at the time of partition of India and Pakistan. Lahore, the historical capital of Punjab was ceded to Pakistan and Chandigarh was conceived to be a symbol of India's freedom. The government of the state decided to build a new city at the foot of the Shivalik hills. Architects Albert Mayer and Mathew Novicki drew the initial plans in New York. When the latter died in an air crash in 1950, the work was entrusted to renowned Swiss born, French architect Edouard 'Le Corbusier' Jeanneret who created Chandigarh as a city of "Sun, Space and Verdure" to fulfill basic functions of working, living, and care of body and spirit. Today, the city is home to more than 900 000 people living in harmonious conditions that are considered to be the best in the country. Le Corbusier's Secretariat Building One can see architectural genius in the neat geometrical design of residential quarters, reinforced concrete structures and self-contained area layouts. Chandigarh is divided into 47 self-contained sectors. Each sector of the city is designed with its own shops, academic, and health care buildings, and places of worship, open spaces, greenery and the residential areas. Chandigarh is one of the best planned cities of India. Roads are pretty wide and spacious. It hasnt grown in a haphazard way as some of other Indian cities have. The city is divided into four major work areas. In the north, the capital complex, consisting of the Secretariat, Legislative Assembly and High Court, with the hills as a background dominating the city. Sector 17, which is the city and district centre, houses the administrative and state government offices, as well as shopping malls, banks and other offices. The west contains the university, and institutions of engineering, architecture, Asian studies and medicine. Finally, the east zone, which is the industrial area of the city. Chandigarh is one of the few planned cities in India, the others being Gandhinagar in Gujarat and Dispur in Assam. In 1966, the Hindi-speaking areas were split from the Punjabi speaking areas of the state to form a new state of Haryana. Chandigarh, however, continued to be the capital of both Punjab and Haryana. In a strange anomaly, the city itself was not made part of either state to avoid any dispute but instead brought under direct rule by the Central Government, as a union territory. It was agreed that in 1986, the city would pass to Punjab. But this has been indefinitely delayed because Haryana insists on getting some territory in return, and the two states have not been able to agree on it.
rajan kadyan
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : I have studied in Chandigarh since 1966 school, college and parental house. There was a road in front of Neelam cinema in which bus no. 5 use to take us to St John School. There was a time when we... more use to walk from sec 18-A to serc 19-C vegetable market to purchase veg thru a fire lane amidst forest in sec 19-d. The walking time from sec 27 to 33 where we were constructing our house was about 30 mins thru Mango grooves and tandoori dhaba under few of them. It is the influx of unabated population the city is now CHOKING and price rising otherwise in a planned city for Govt employees after retirement. Still luv Chandigarh.
Bhuvnesh kapoor
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Guys if I ll start to give information to you about Chandigarh there is no end of it... It is such a wonderful place for vacations and to live also... My most of relatives live in Chandigarh and I visit... more here a lot. I am a student of Kurukshetra university but its my dream to study here and I ll.... You must visit here
Cheshta Kakkar
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : My city.. Chandigarh - The city Beautiful.. The name tells us everything.. Its Beautiful.. Its the most beautiful, systemized, cultured, well planned n well maintained.. You can find everything within the radius of 15-20 minutes.. Full of cleanliness and joy, wide roads,... more good people, nice food, good transport, a lot of places to visit, markets are awesome.. SAFE FOR GIRLS.. cleen n green city.. what else you want..
Not to be missed LAKE , Sector 17 , Rock garden
Hiren
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : I am a resident of Chandigarh now for nearly 4 years. So far I have enjoyed my stay at Chandigarh. There are many good aspects of this city. Being Divided in sectors, grid System, its very easy to find your... more destination here. Every sector has Something to delight you. I am a student now, and I have already decided to settle here. This is way much better than Delhi, which is my hometown.
Not to be missed sector 17 , LAKE , Panjab University
praveen kumar jain
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple, Friends, Solo, Family
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Good, very good city, full of cleanliness and joy, wide roads, good people, nice food, good places to see like rose garden, rocke garden, neareby is kalka and mohali industry is also good in chandigarh city bus service is good,... more markets are also good, one can find regular to all premium products and don't miss vita factory. I like there chakki very much
Not to be missed rock garden , 17 markets , good food
Sujitkumar
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Overall it's a very nice place. But it is expensive. But it doesn't matters much if you are a rich fellow. It's a nice place for spending the vacations also. The city is a planned one. I am very happy... more that i chosen Chandigarh for my holidays. Mine was a memorable one. I hope you'll also feel the same. Happy holidays.
ANIL VERMA
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : I HAVE VERY SWEET EXPERIENCE ABOUT 30 YEARS THERE IS SO GREEN PLACE SURROUNDING AREA TO LOOK HISTORYCAL PLACES, CHATBIR ZOO, ALSO FINE PLACE, ROSE GARDEN LAKE ARE ALSO SWEET PLACE. NEAR CHANDIGARH SOLAN SIMLA, PALIALA, MANSA DEVI ALSO WONDERFULL... more PLACES OF CHD.
Not to be missed GREEN , rose garden
Naveen garg
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple, Friends, Solo
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Green city and clean city, it is a planned city and it is very good in gardens. It have a lots of garden which is very-very beautiful. Rock garden and sukhna lake is awesome. These are very very beautiful. Sector-17... more and elante mall is very beautiful and awesome.
Not to be missed GREEN , sector 17 , elante mall
davinder
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : It's a good city, there are many places to see. Elante mall has many options for shopping, it has all brands like Zara, Adidas, etc. There are many travelling options. There is an airport to travel to another place by... more air. In this city we have lot of carriar options.
Not to be missed LAKE , rose garden , rock garden
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