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

Hotel Mountview
Hotel Mountview
5 out of 5
The price is Rs5,137 per night from 2 Oct to 2 Oct
Situated in Chandigarh, this luxury hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Government Museum and Art Gallery and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Rock Garden. Sector 17 and Zakir ...
3.4/5Good! (76 reviews)
"Very comfortable Hotel with helpful staff. Highly recommended"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2021

Hotel Mountview
JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh
JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh
5 out of 5
The price is Rs7,500 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Located in the heart of Chandigarh, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Bird Sanctuary and Sector 17. CII Convention Centre and Government Museum and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (356 reviews)
"This hotel is FAULTLESS"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2021

JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh
Taj Chandigarh
Taj Chandigarh
5 out of 5
Block No.9, Sector 17 A, Chandigarh, Punjab
The price is Rs7,450 per night from 22 Sep to 22 Sep
Situated in a state park, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sector 17 and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Rock Garden. Government Museum and Art Gallery and Zakir ...
4.2/5Very Good! (234 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2021

Taj Chandigarh
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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 22 Sep to 22 Sep
Located in the heart of Chandigarh, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Panjab University and Sector 17. Rock Garden is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.
Malik's Villa Menage
OYO 13768 Home 3BHK Penthouse Kasauli
OYO 13768 Home 3BHK Penthouse Kasauli
3 out of 5
hill crest, kanda road, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh
Situated in Kasauli, this aparthotel is 12 mi (19.3 km) from Shoolini Temple and within 25 miles (40 km) of Jatoli Temple and Riva Waterfall. Rock Garden and ...
OYO 13768 Home 3BHK Penthouse Kasauli
Mount View Double-bed By Aparna Bienvenue
Mount View Double-bed By Aparna Bienvenue
3.5 out of 5
A1/64 Gf, Dlf Valley, Behind Amravati, Enclave Pinjore Kalka Urban Complex, Sec, Panchkula, Haryana
The price is Rs5,600 per night from 23 Sep to 23 Sep
Situated in Panchkula, this condo is within 9 miles (15 km) of Morni Hills, Sukhna Lake and Gurudwara Nada Sahib. Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium and Rajiv Gandhi ...
Mount View Double-bed By Aparna Bienvenue
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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