Chandigarh, union territory and capital of
two states Haryana and Punjab is India's most
modern and well planned city, laid by Le Corbusier.
Chandigarh pays homage to independent India's open
mind that could conceive a dramatically different
plan for a new city and see it through to fruition.
The result is a capital that is an architect's
leisure activities, is just a stepping stone to the
attractions of the hills that lie beyond, in
For the visitors the city is beautifully
located. The most attracting is Sukhna lake, a
halting place, Rock Garden. Chandigarh is a very
green city with a large variety of flowering trees.
PLACE OF TOURIST INTEREST
THE ROCK GARDEN
The Rock Garden, Sector-1, has been built
largely out of city garbage, and is unique to the
city, an absolute must for every visitor. The
Museum and Art Gallery, sector-10, houses a
collection of paintings and sculptures, and is
closed on Mondays.
capital Complex, Sector-1, located at the northern
end of Chandigarh, near the Shiwalik foothills, is
the administrative hub for two states, Haryana and
Punjab. The High Court, legislative Assembly,
secretariat, Open-Hand Monument, Geometric Hill and
Tower of Shadows are examples of Le Corbusier's
genius and are part of the Capital Complex.
The Rose Garden, Sector-16, comprises of 30 acres of
beautifully landscaped gardens containing nearly 1,600 varieties
Sukhna Lake, Sector-1, offers sports like boating,
yachting, water sking, and has a cafeteria.
Yadvindra Gardens at Pinjore, 24 km. away, are on the road
to Shimla, NH-22. These 17th century gardens, designed by Nawab
Fidai Khan, who was architect to the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb,
area pleasant blend of Mughal and Rajasthani style. Next to Pinjore
also on NH-22, is the Bhima Devi temple.
By Air: Chandigarh is well connected by air.
The airport is 11 Km. from down town.
Indian Airlines connects Chandigarh with Delhi (40
minutes), Srinagar (2 hours), Jammu (1.5 hours) and Leh(1 hour).
Indian Airlines city office, Sector-17, Ph. : 40539, 26443, Airport
Flight Enquiry Ph. : 43304.
Indian Airlines links Delhi and Kullu with Chandigarh and
with Dharamsala and Shimla. It also has services to Ludhiana.
Vayudoot's handling agents are Shivalik Travellers, Mini hall,
Hotel Piccadily, Sector 22-B Ph. : 44996, 4492, 32223-7. Airport
Office Ph. : 43304, 23001/2 extension 462.
By Rail: Chandigarh is well connected by Shatabdi
Express trains with its principal gateway city. Delhi and with
other cities on an extensive network. The city booking office is at
ISBT, Sector-17, Ph. : 32696. The Railway Station is 8 Km. from
down town Chandigarh. CTU runs buses to and from the railway
station, coinciding with the arrival and departure of trains.
Railway Station Enquires Ph. : 22105, Reservation Ph. :
By Road : Chandigarh is best connected by road
and buses are an important link. Services from various states
connect with Chandigarh-Haryana Roadways, Ph. : 26370, Punjab
Roadways Ph.: 25940, Himachal Road Transport Corporation Ph.:
20946, Delhi Transport Corporation and PEPSU Road Transport