Chandigarh

Travel Guide
Yadavindra Gardens which includes a garden

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

The LaLiT Chandigarh
The LaLiT Chandigarh
5 out of 5
Rajiv Gandhi, Information Technology Park, Chandigarh, Punjab, 160101
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Hyatt Regency Chandigarh
Hyatt Regency Chandigarh
5 out of 5
178 Industrial and Business Park, Phase I, Chandigarh, 160002
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JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh
JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh
5 out of 5
Sector 35B, Dakshin Marg, Chandigarh, Punjab, 160035
The price is Rs10,099 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
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Mount View Double-bed By Aparna Bienvenue
Mount View Double-bed By Aparna Bienvenue
3.5 out of 5
Panchkula, Haryana
The price is Rs5,387 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
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Malik's Villa Menage
Malik's Villa Menage
2.5 out of 5
603, sector 16 D, Chandigarh, 160015
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Echor The Rustic Retreat Kasauli
Echor The Rustic Retreat Kasauli
3 out of 5
Parwanoo Kasauli Rd, Mashobra, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, 173204
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