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Chandigarh Travel Guide

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Chandigarh Travel Guide

Chandigarh is a young city in the Northern part of India, a Union Territory in the Indian subcontinent and the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana. Today, it has carved a niche for itself as one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. It has been crowned as one of the most beautiful cities in India, well planned with amazing and breathtaking architectures and landscapes. Lying in the foothills of the Himalayas, this well planned city was designed by the famous French architect Le Corbusier.


The lovely gardens and parks, the impressive architecture and the unmatched sceneries together contribute and compliment to make Chandigarh a highly acclaimed city in India. A visit to the place will leave you mesmerized. It has a number of tourist places of attractions, worth a stopover. The most prominent places of attractions in Chandigarh are Leisure Valley, Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Capitol Complex, Rose Garden, Museums, The Open Hand, Bamboo Valley, Botanical Gardens, International Dolls Museum, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandi Mandir, the Tower of Shadows etc.


The Leisure Valley beautifies the beauty of the city. The beautifully laid garden running from Rajendra Park in Sector 1 till the Bougainvillea Garden in Sector 3 is a popular tourist attraction in Chandigarh. The park is the perfect place for long walks, fitness activities and yoga. The plethora of gardens has been developed based on different themes and this is what adds to the beauty of the place.


The highlight of the Rock Garden is the exquisite artwork prepared from industrial and urban waste. The place is a perfect amalgamation of creativity and innovation. The magnificent garden has within its confines impressive art objects, sculptures, statues, waterfalls, pools and trees emanating into a perfect fanciful world where people can enjoy the beauty of nature. It is frequented by a large number of tourists every year.


The Sukhna Lake is a man made reservoir that will surely intoxicate you with the kind of overwhelming ambience it offers. With the scenic Shivalik mountain ranges forming the background the place is apt for relaxing, savouring the natural splendour, meditating, rejuvenating etc. And the lake offers plenty of water related activities to the tourists like boating, yachting and water skiing. The lake is 3 km long, developed in the year 1958.


The awesome Capitol complex which houses the headquarters of the Government of Punjab and the Government of Haryana exemplifies the contemporary architecture in all its magnificence. There are three main buildings within its premise; the legislative assembly, the high court and the secretariat. Each of the three buildings is an architectural wonder


Another interesting place to visit in Chandigarh is the International Dolls Museum. Situated in Bal Bhavan in sector 23 the museum is home to more than 300 dolls collected from all over the world. If you are visiting Chandigarh with your kids then this place is a must visit.


With plenty of tourist places to see in Chandigarh, you will surely not be in want of activities here. The place with its beauty and splendour which you can explore with the help of the good Chandigarh travel guide will keep you engaged. 

Chandigarh Important Websites


Chandigarh Administration Official Website


Chandigarh Tourism


Chandigarh Police


Chandigarh Traffic Police



Chandigarh Emergency Numbers


General Hospital

+91 172 747005

Chandigarh Police

+91 172 742655

Municipal Corporation

+91 172 714916

Fire Station

+91 172 547820

Last Updated: 21/07/2012

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