Chandigarh is a Union Territory in India which serves as the capital for the states of Punjab and Haryana.
Administration of Chandigarh: The administrative control of Chandigarh lies under the Ministry of Home Affairs. A Deputy Commissioner, an officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Services is responsible for general administration in Chandigarh. A senior Superintendent of Police, an officer from the Indian Police Service is responsible for the maintaining law and order in the area. The Deputy Conservator of Forests, an official from the Indian Forest Service is responsible for the management of forest and wildlife. A Member Secretary from Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee is responsible for pollution control in Chandigarh.
Tourism in Chandigarh: Chandigarh is one of India's most well planned cities and has a lot of interesting tourist attractions. A few popular tourist attractions in Chandigarh are The Rock Garden, built by Nek Chand, this is a garden which contains art which has been fashioned out of urban waste and is an absolute treat. Other interesting places in Chandigarh are the Open Hand Monument, the Capitol Complex, The Rose Garden and Sukhna Lake among others.
|Chandigarh City Information|
|Established Year||1st November, 1966|
|Founded by||Jawahar Lal Nehru|
|Area||114 km2 (44 sq mi)|
|Population||960787 as Census January 2011|
|Population Density||8,400/km2 (22,000/sq mi) as Census January 2011|
|Literacy Rate||81.9% as Census January 2011|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lat Long||30.7500° N, 76.7800° E|
|Religion||Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Christian or Muslim.|
|Festivals||Baisakhi, Chandigarh Carnival, Chandigarh Mango Festival, Teej Festival Chandigarh, Maha Moorkh Sammelan, Festival of Gardens|
|University||Panjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab Engineering College (PEC Chandigarh)|
|Sports||Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Billiards, Cricket, FOOTBALL, GYMNASTIC, Hockey, Tennis, Wrestling, Weight Lifting.|
|Railway Station||Chandigarh (CDG), Chandigarh Railway Station|
|Tourist Attractions||Leisure valley, Rock garden, Sukhna lake, Open hand monument, Capitol complex.|
|Nearby Tourist Attractions||Kasauli, Chail, Solan, Shimla.|
|Popular Things||Sukhna Lake, Sector 1, Zakir Rose Garden, Sector 16, Rock Garden, Sector 1|
|Notable People||Neerja Bhanot, Jeev Milkha Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Kapil Dev, Dinesh Mongia, Abhinav Bindra, Navalpreet Rangi, Kiron Kher,Gul Panag|
|National Highway||NH 22 (Ambala - Kalka - Shimla - Kinnaur) and NH 21 (Chandigarh - Leh).|
Last Updated on : 28/09/2013