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Chandigarh Tourism



The city nestles in the picturesque valley surrounded by Shivalik Hills. A unique fact about Chandigarh is that it serves as the twin capital of two northern states of India -Punjab and Haryana, but belongs to none of them. It is a union territory, directly under the administration of the Government of India.

Chandigarh derives the name from Shri Chandika, the goddess of power, whose temple lies in the northeast of the city.

It embodies a grand success story in the history of modern architecture. After the death of Albert Mayer and Mathew Novicki in a plane crash, which first laid out the plan of the city, the job went to distinguished French architect Le Corbusier who finally planned the city to perfection.

It is one of the most beautiful and comfortable cities in Asia and the world, aptly deserving the much-used epithet - "The City Beautiful".

People from around the globe travel here to see the architectural wonder it is, to witness what man can create out of a desert.

Demographics
LocationNorth India Punjab on the north and west Haryana on the east and south
Latitude76042' to 76051' North
Longitude300 40' to 300 46' East
Area114 Sq.Km.
ClimateTropical climate Summer - hot Winter - cold
Max Temperature28 to 38 degree Celsius
Min Temperature7 to 22 degree Celsius
Average Annual Rainfall70mm
CapitalChandigarh
Population900914
LanguagesHindi, Punjabi, English
ReligionHinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism and others
Best Time to VisitOctober to March
ClothingSummer - Light Cottons Winter - Heavy Woolens


Places to Visit in Chandigarh
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How to Reach Chandigarh

This beautiful city serves as the capital of two important states, Punjab and Haryana. Each day, a lot of people commute to and from Chandigarh to other parts of the country. It is also one the important business cities in India. This has naturally led to the establishment of a competent communication network to and from the city.

It is conveniently linked to the rest of the country by air, road and rail network and below are the details on how to reach to Chandigarh.

By Air

Chandigarh has an international airport which is located just 11km away from the city centre. Indian Airlines connect the city with other major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Jammu, and Amritsar.

By Train

The rail network serves the city conveniently. Chandigarh Railway Station is about 8km from the City Centre. Important trains like the Shatabdi Express and the Himalayan Queen Service connect Chandigarh to other parts of the city on a regular basis. More Trains...

By Road

The city boasts of an excellent road-network. It is also conveniently located within motor-able distance from a number of major cities of the North India. National Highways 21 and National Highway 22 run through the city connecting it to the major cities and states of the country. Near perfect road condition and breathtaking views on either side of the road offers a pleasant drive.

Distance to Chandigarh
  • From delhi - 238 KM
  • From jammu - 353 KM
  • From shimla - 119 KM
  • From amritsar - 217 KM
  • From dehradun - 175 KM
  • From ambala - 46 KM
  • From ahmedabad - 1153 KM
  • From jaipur - 496 KM
Chandigarh Distance Chart

Shopping in Chandigarh

Chandigarh is a modern city of India. Unlike other tourist destinations in India, Chandigarh is not a city steeped in history and heritage. So shopping in Chandigarh is a different experience.

Plush shopping malls, swish arcades, posh crowd, elegantly lit fountains, sculptures, and groves of trees - shopping in Chandigarh might be anything but typically Indian. Eateries, coffee houses, bars & pubs keep the shopper delightfully occupied.

The main shopping market in Chandigarh is located at Sector 17. In every evening, the place becomes the most happening spot of the city.

In the well-stocked shops inside you find a variety of goods, virtually anything under the sun. The city has a number of handicraft emporia, but there is as such no 'traditional' Chandigarhi item to shop. They usually have an assortment of handicrafts and handloom products from neighbouring states.

Still, you can look for famous tip-turned-up jootis, the colourful Punjabi dupattas, local woollen wear, and the delicious jams and juices from the Himachal Pradesh, while shopping in Chandigarh.

Hotels in Chandigarh

Since North India is among the most frequented tourists destinations in India it is but obvious that Chandigarh will be crowded all through the year. Most of the hotels in Chandigarh are strategically located and share proximity to the various important tourists' spots in and around the state.


Last Updated on : June 15, 2015



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