CHANDIGARH (चंडीगढ़) Is a city and union territory of India. It is the capital of the Punjab and Haryana both. Chandigarh is one of the early planned cities and is internationally known for its architecture and urban design. Chandigarh is a very beautiful neat and clean city. The famous capitol complex of Chandigarh is declared as UNESCO heritage. That includes the high court, Secretariat and assembly of Haryana and Punjab. The world famous Rock Garden and Rose garden are the primary attractions for the visitors here. This is the Second cleanest city in India. This city was the dream city of first prime minister of India.
Architecture:- The Chandigarh is very famous for its architecture like its town planning and many historical buildings here like capitol complex, Rock Garden, Govt. Museum of art and culture.
Rock Garden: - This is a sculpture garden in Chandigarh, also known as the Nek Chand's Rock Garden after its founder Nek Chand. This garden is spread over 40 acre area. This garden is constructed with only stones.
Rose Garden: - it is a botanical garden Chandigarh containing about 1600 species, of the roses. It is also name as Zakir Hussain garden after the name of the former President of India. The garden has not only the roses but also many trees of medicinal value like Bel, Harar, camphor, and yellow Gulmohar. This is the most beautiful garden in the city which is often visited by people usually the couples and lovers. Every year a rose festival is also organised here in the rose garden during the Feb or March.
Sukhna Lake: - This is a water reservoir spread over 3km2 areas. It is one of the popular attractions for the tourist here. The Golf course is attached to the south of the Lake and the famous Rock garden is in the west. This is inseparable part of Chandigarh. This is the venue for many festive celebrations like the Mango festival held in Monsoons season.
ChhatBir Zoo: - This is a zoological park abode to variety of the birds, mammals and reptiles. The people who visit this zoo can enjoy the trip to the reserve of Asiatic Lions where the animals are found roaming freely. This is one of the most visited places in Chandigarh.
Govt. Museum & Art Gallery: - This is a natural museum and art gallery that have three sections, the national history museum, the national gallery of portraits and the Chandigarh architecture museum. This is very popular museum and gallery in Chandigarh.
Elante Mall: - This is the shopping mall in Chandigarh city which is the 2nd largest shopping mall in the northern India. And 3rd in India spread over about 20 acre area. Elante mall hosts various Indian and international brands.
Golf Club is attached to the Sukhna Lake.
PCA is situated in Mohali and is an International Stadium.
Tower of Shadow, Cactus Garden, National Gallery of Portraits, Garden of Fragrance, Lalit Kala Academy, Capitol Complex, Nada Sahib Gurudwara, Sector 17 Market, Leisure Valley, Rajendra Park, Bal Cinema, INT. Dolls Museum, Child Art Gallery, Japanese Garden, Mansa Mata Temple.
One can approach Chandigarh throughout the year but best time that is observed is from August to October.
Winter Season- Oct to March
The weather in this interval remains moderate to cool and fog and mist is observed in the city.
Summer Season - April to June
The temperature remains very high in the day and also in the night it remains warm enough.
Rainy Season: - July to Oct Starting
This is the season when we can visit Chandigarh as the weather conditions remains moderate neither much warm nor much cold.
Bus stand is in the sector 17 and sector 43.
Railway station (Daria) Chandigarh.
Air port is Chandigarh international airport.