Information of Chandigarh
capital of both Punjab and Haryana, is the only Indian city to
have been designed and planned by a single architect. The city, a
model of wide roads and spacious residential colonies, is an
excellent base for specialised sightseeing, and for visiting
Sukhna Lake, Pinjore Gardens, the Rose Garden and the Rock Garden.
The city of Chandigarh lies in the valley surrounded by Shiwalik
Hills that hem the great Himalayas. From here one can travel
northwards to the hill resorts of Shimla Kulu, Manali, Dharmashala
and Dalhousie. Chandigarh is not only the most modern city in the
country but has been planned to perfection by the world famous
French architect le Corbusier.
: 304.8 to 365.78 metres.
Temperature (deg C): Summer- Max 37, Min 23; Winter- Max
24, Min 5.
Rainfall : 111.4 cms.
Best Season : October to March.
: Indian Airlines connect Chandigarh with Delhi, Jammu,
Shrinagar and Leh. Vayudoot Services connect Chandigarh with
Delhi, Kulu and Gaggad.
Chandigarh, the terminus of Northern Railway, is connected
with Bombay, Delhi, Kalka and other major cities in India.
Chandigarh is connected by good motorable roads with Amritsar
240 kms, Dehradhun 230 kms, Delhi 248 kms, Shimla 117 kms,
Kulu 279 kms, Bhakra 116 kms, Kasauli 77 kms, Jammu 380 kms.
Services: Regular bus services connect Chandigarh with
Amritsar, Delhi, Dharamshala, Kulu, Manali, Nangal, Pathankot
Secratariat, The Assembly & High Court, Zakir Hussain Rose
Garden (2 kms), Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Govt. Museum & Art
Gallery & Punjab University Complex, International Doll
Museum, National Gallery of Portraits.
Gardens (25 kms), Bhima Devi Temple (22 kms), Chattbir Zoo (22 kms),
Mansa Mandir / Chandi Mandir (10 kms), Bhakra Nangal (116 kms),
Ponta Sahib (135 kms), Naina Devi (110 kms).
Chandigarh Tourism, Sector 17, Tel: 544614
2. Himachal Tourism, Sector 22, Tel: 43569
3. U.P Tourism, Sector 22, Tel: 41649
4. Haryana Tourism, Sector 17, Tel: 542955-57
5. Punjab Tourism, Sector 22, Tel: 43570
The capital city of two of India's prosperous
states of Haryana and Punjab, Chandigarh, is a post-partition
city. It was designed by the French architect Le Corbusier, and is
symbolic of the future of city planning in India, with wide
tree-lined boulevards,a ban on industrial activity leading to low
pollution, and a relaxed altitude to life, make this a charming
place to lime in and visit.
Places of interest are the Legislative Assembly, with a removable
dome; a mural symbolizing evolution the Open Hand Monument, and
the Tower of Shadows, a geometrical hill. One can visit the Rose
Garden, boasting over 1000 varieties of roses, and the Rock
garden, comprising an extraordinary collection of rocks from the
Shivaliks, and discarded items of every day use. Sukhna Lake is
Kurukshetra features in the great
Indian Epic Mahabharata. The war of Mahabharata between Kauravas
and Pandavas was fought here. It is the land where Bhavad Gita
originated, where Krishna made Arjuna listen to the call of duty.
Other places of interest are Brahma Sarovar, Narkatari temple,
Banganga, Nabhi Kamal, Gurudwara Rajghat, Kurukshetra Library, a
Buddhist mound, which is protected by the state and a Crocodile
Panipat: On this very land the three battle of Panipat was
fought. The first battle announced the establishment of Mughal
rule in India. It is famous for woolen carpets. In and around one
visit Buria (8 kms), the old palace of Birbal (The minister of
Akbar), Ad Badri (20 kms), the famous ancient temple of Lord Shiva
Sun Temple (12 kms). One of the three of its kind in India. ,
Chacharauli (15 kms) an old fort, which has the crystal of kalsia
estate during the Mughal era, Kopal Mochan (20 kms.) where people
especially throng to have a holy dip on Full Moon day. It is of
historic importance as the Pandavas purified their weapons here.