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ChandigarhIndia

India’s first planned city is a fascinating spot to visit, with its wide boulevards, manicured gardens and one of the country’s most popular attractions.

Visit the planned city of Chandigarh and see a different side to India. Shop in air-conditioned malls or enjoy relaxing in the peaceful parks and gardens. Enjoy the best food and drink in the region and visit the galleries and museums of this fascinating urban experiment.

Chandigarh is the state capital of both the Punjab and Haryana regions, but it is also a separate Union territory. Construction of the town began in 1952, according to plans by Swiss architect Le Corbusier, who envisaged a city that symbolized India’s future. Walk through the wide streets and notice how clean, ordered and prosperous the city is. While the straight lines and neatly clipped greenery may not be to everyone’s taste, it is certainly a dramatic contrast to India’s other cities.

Make sure you visit the famous Rock Garden. It was started in 1958 by former civil servant Nek Chand, who built a small sculpture garden from pieces of broken ceramic and glass. The garden has since expanded to cover around 20 acres (8 hectares). Explore the grottos, marvel at the colorful sculptures and lose yourself in this remarkable wonderland.

Other attractions include the attractive Rose Garden and Sukhna Lake at the foot of the Himalayas, where you can walk along the paths or relax with a picnic.

Getting around Chandigarh is easy, as areas are divided into numbered sections with good bus links. If you want to shop and eat, head to Sector 17, a short ride from the hotels in Sector 22.

Fly into Chandigarh Airport or catch a fast train from Delhi. Away from India’s traditional bustling markets and noisy crowds, Chandigarh lets you experience another side of this fascinating country.

Where to stay in Chandigarh

Sector 22, Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India

Sector 22

1/5(1 area review)

When in Sector 22, you can plan a visit to Sector 17 and Zakir Rose Garden, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Sector 22

Top hotels in Chandigarh

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Regency Chandigarh
Hyatt Regency Chandigarh
5 out of 5
178 Industrial and Business Park, Phase I, Chandigarh
The price is Rs5,525 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Elante Mall, CII Convention Centre and Bird Sanctuary. Sector 17 and Sukhna Lake are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (273 reviews)

"Awesome customer service... It is convenient next to Mall... Coming back again soon."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Hyatt Regency Chandigarh
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Zirakpur
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Zirakpur
3.5 out of 5
The price is Rs3,119 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

Situated in Zirakpur, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of ChhatBir Zoo, Elante Mall and Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium. Morni Hills and CII Convention Centre ...

3.9/5Good! (14 reviews)
Good Stay

"It was a good stay. The food was good and hospitality was nice. Location is good as well."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Zirakpur
JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh
JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh
5 out of 5
The price is Rs5,899 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

Located in the heart of Chandigarh, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Bird Sanctuary and Sector 17. Elante Mall is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.

4.5/5Wonderful! (329 reviews)
Comfortable stay. Lovely hotel

"The room comfort was excellent. The location was good. The food at resturant in the lobby was beyond exceptional. The breakfast at the hotel was rather disappointing for JW Marriott. Not much of a selection, also the taste of the food was not great"…"

Reviewed on 20 Apr 2020

JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh

Top Holiday Rentals in Chandigarh

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Malik's Villa Menage
Malik's Villa Menage
2.5 out of 5
603, sector 16 D, Chandigarh
The price is Rs4,000 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

Located in the heart of Chandigarh, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Panjab University and Sector 17. Rock Garden is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

Malik's Villa Menage
OYO 14186 Royal lake suites
OYO 14186 Royal lake suites
2.5 out of 5
Royal Lake Suites, Backside Gate No.2, Rock Garden, Chandigarh

Situated in Chandigarh, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Rock Garden, Sector 17 and Sukhna Lake. Capitol Complex and Government Museum and ...

OYO 14186 Royal lake suites
OYO 16680 Home Walnut 2 BHK Apartment Subathu Kasauli
OYO 16680 Home Walnut 2 BHK Apartment Subathu Kasauli
2.5 out of 5
Walnut Pine Cottage, 121, Upper Thedi, Solan, Himachal Pradesh

Situated in Solan, this apartment building is 6 mi (9.6 km) from Shoolini Temple and within 32 miles (52 km) of Yadavindra Gardens and Sankat Mochan Temple. ...

OYO 16680 Home Walnut 2 BHK Apartment Subathu Kasauli

Popular places to visit in Chandigarh

Sukhna Lake
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Sukhna Lake

4.5/5(13 reviews)

After a day exploring Chandigarh's bustling streets, take a stroll around this man-made lake that attracts artists, fishermen and boaters.

Rock Garden
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Rock Garden

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Wander this magical sculpture garden, which was born from a dumping ground, and admire the abstract and wonderful statuettes that were created from recycled waste.

Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park
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Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park

4.5/5(3 reviews)

This sleek modern complex serves as a cradle for information technology and innovation in Chandigarh. 

Reviews of Chandigarh

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Feb 2020

Food was very god and friendly staff

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Sep 2019

Love Chandigarh nice and clean

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

23 Jun 2019

It is a option in this region to visit a very nice and modern city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Jun 2019

Very well planed city nice to rome around cleanliness up to mark

1/5 - Terrible

Chris

12 Mar 2019

I would not stay or recommend this hotel

4/5 - Good

wright

27 Feb 2019

Lovely hotel, food and drink at the hotel can be quite pricey though

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