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About Chandigarh

Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India, with architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. As the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh it is a prestigious city. The face of modern India, Chandigarh, is the manifestation of a dream that Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru envisaged and Le Corbusier executed. Serenity and a city are two diametrically opposite concepts, which however, get belied in the City Beautiful. Chandigarh is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with natures preservation. It is here that the trees and plants are as much a part of the construction plans as the buildings and the roads. Indias first planned city, is a rich, prosperous, spic and span, green city rightly called  THE CITY BEAUTIFUL.

Places to Visit:


Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Designed by Nek Chand.

Sukhna Lake

Sukhna Lake

Sukhna Lake is an artificial reservoir. A popular place to hang out, one can expect to find residents of the city jogging or strolling along the banks. There is a walking path, a cafeteria, shops and a mini-amusement park and paddleboats.

The High Court

The High Court

The letter is fine for looking around the High Court just show to security at the entrance, around the back, but if you want to take photos you need to surrender your camera, and head in to fill out some more forms in the protocol office, and the take the forms back to security to get your camera back. Its worth it as the building is amazing, and extremely photogenic. You cant take any photos indoors.

Pinjore Gardens

Pinjore Gardens

Pinjore Gardens, also called Yadavindra Gardens, are 20 km (12 mi) from Chandigarh and 15 km (9 mi) from Panchkula, on the Chandigarh Shimla road. Pinjore lies on the foothills of the lower Shivalik ranges. The fascinating gardens in the Mughal style are one of the most popular picnic spots in the region. A mini zoo, plant nursery and Japanese garden, as well historic palaces and picnic lawns await tourists.

Museum and Art Gallery

Museum and Art Gallery

Located in Sector 10, the museum and the combined art gallery is an interestin palce to go to. Artifacts range from the Harrapan Period relics to the paintings and coins from different areas and time periods. Fossils of the local dinosaurs found in the region. The Chandigarh Museum, which is just next door, provides an interesting aspect on how Chandigarh was founded. It begins with the principles on which Chandigrh was built, selection of the Architects, the design for the people etc.

Mohali cricket stadium

Mohali cricket stadium

This is a lush green cricket stadium and people throng here in masses during the cricket matches which the stadium hosts on regular basis

Cactus Garden

Cactus Garden

8 kms away from Chandigarh in Panchkula. Cactus Garden near Chandigarh, India is the largest succulent botanical garden of Asia. Situated in the heart of the city of Panchkula, it covers a total area of 7 acres. Cactus garden is known for its rare & endangered species of Indian succulents.

Getting there





Chandigarh by Air


Chandigarh domestic airport is 8 km away from city center. Cab costs about Rs 100 to cover the distance. Most of the air services provide daily flights to Delhi from Chandigarh. International travelers have to get connection through Delhi Airport. Delhi Airport is connected to all major cities in India and most of the foreign cities.



Chandigarh by Rail


Chandigarh is connected by rail to many cities in Punjab, Haryana and also to Delhi. Frequent trains are running between Delhi and Chandigarh (260 km). One can get connection trains to Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Trivandrum (Kochu Veli) from Chandigarh. Daily trains are available from Chandigarh to Lucknow.



Chandigarh by Road


State owned buses connect Chandigarh to all nearest cities in Punjab and Haryana. Deluxe Volvo buses and semi deluxe buses are available from Shimla (110 km), Manali (320 km), New Delhi (260 km) and Dehradun (175 km). Deluxe buses charge Rs 3-4 per kilometer.



Climate


Talking about the Chandigarh weather, it can be said that summers are extremely hot and monsoons are highly uncertain. During the monsoon period, sometimes the weather is cool and sometimes very humid. If you are planning a pleasure trip to this city, then the perfect time is between autumn and winters (mid-August to November), when the weather is pleasant. During this period, it is neither too hot, nor too cold and also there is not much of rainfall. Winters are chilling, especially during the late nights and early mornings.

 

Here are given some fast facts about the weather & climate of Chandigarh:

  • Winter temperature: 4-14°C
  • Summer temperature: 37-44°C
  • Annual rainfall: around 111.4 cm
  • Monsoon season: July - September
  • Best season to visit: between mid-August to November

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