Chandigarh is an union territory and popularly known as city beautiful or clean city. In the contemporary time tourists from different part of India come to visit the city beautiful. In the year 1951, the well-known French architect, named Le Corbusier, took the charge of giving the city a modern look. He further appointed a team, who worked under his supervision and guidance. The team decided to work in two phases. While designing the city, factors like pollution, traffic, travel and tourism and other environmental aspects were borne in mind. This is how Chandigarh turned into a well-planned capital city of Punjab, India. Chandigarh is situated at an altitude of about 365 meters above the sea level. It is enclosed by three states, namely, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. And Chandigarh is the capital city of two states Haryana and Punjab. Chandigarh is spread over an area of 114 sq. kms. There is no forest cover in this union territory, except for some small tracks of forest.
The best time period to visit Chandigarh is in between mid August and November when whether is not too hot nor too cold. Since Chandigarh is located in plain whether here is moderate like any other cities in India. Summer are here very hot but with arrival of monsoon whether here is pleasant. During the winter the whether here is chilled but shining Sun warm through the winter session. And the tourist from different parts of the country comes here to visit city of gardens.
You can reach Chandigarh by Road, rails and air from anywhere part in the world as the city is well connected by roads, rails and airways. There are excellent road network here is in Chandigarh and have to National Highway namely NH 21(Ambala-Kinnaur) and NH 22(Chandigarh-Leh). The city is well connected with major cities via train. There are two trains, namely, Shatabdi Express and Himalayan Queen that link Chandigarh with Delhi and the best part is that these trains run daily. By Air The city is well connected with Delhi, Leh and Amritsar via air and now directly to main city of Canada. The airport is located at a distance of about 12 kms from the city center.
Chandigarh tourists attractions area mainly are
Leisure valley is the most beautiful and popular tourist attraction destination in Chandigarh. Chandigarh Leisure valley is like a garland of gardens that beautifies the entire city. It begins from Rajendra Park in Sector 1 that is basically used for long walks, yoga and other fitness workout activities and stretches till the Bougainvillea garden in Sector 3. It also covers the splendid garden of roses in Sector 16. Leisure valley takes a curvaceous turn, when it enters Sector 23. It is in the Leisure valley in Chandigarh, India that different kinds of theme gardens are set up.
Chandigarh rock garden is an epitome of creativity and innovation. It is a unique garden that consists of various art objects. But the best part about the rock garden is that each of its artwork has been made by using industrial & urban waste. It is located in Sector 1 between the Capitol Complex and Sukhna Lake. The credit for laying its foundation goes to Nek Chand, who was the then Road Inspector in the Engineering Department of Chandigarh Capital Project.
Sukhna Lake is a beautiful lake that lies in the foothills of Shivalik range. The unique thing about Sukhna is that it is a manmade lake. It is a 3 km long lake that was created in the year 1958. It was done by damming the Sukhna Choe, which is a seasonal stream flowing down from the Shivalik hills. Sukhana Lake of Chandigarh, India has become an integral part of the city
Chandigarh capitol complex houses the seat of Government. Initially, it served as the seat only for the Govt of Punjab, but now it has the headquarters of both, the Govt of Punjab and Haryana. The credit for the awesome designing of the Capitol complex goes to Le Corbusier. Located in Sector 1, capitol complex in Chandigarh, India consists of three main edifices, namely, the Secretariat, the Legislative Assembly and the High Court. There was a plan to build a fourth building also, which is going to be the Raj Bhavan, as in the Governor’s Palace or a Museum of Knowledge. However, till yet, it has not come into existence. The three buildings of the Capitol complex stand majestically representing themselves as the temples of democracy of free India.