Chandigarh is a city and Union Territory in India. The name is derived from ancient temple called Chandi Mandir. After India got independence this is the first planned city. This place is best known for Urban and architectural Designs. Several architectures worked hard to design this city. Few names of the architectures are Maxwell Fry, Jane Drew, Pierre jeanneret , Le Corbusier.Some of the Notable people born in Chandigarh are Nek Chand Saini, Gul Panag, Yuvraj Singh, Jeev Milkha Singh, Neerja Bhanot, Yami Gautam, Ramesh Kumar Nibhoria.
Chandigarh is the capital city to Haryana and Punjab. Workshops and Exhibitions are the best examples for the talent of people in Chandigarh. Section 17 is the best place for the shopping lovers. This is the handicraft emporium. Punjabi Dupattas and Punjabi footwear are available at reasonable cost. Festivals celebrated in Chandigarh are Teej Festival, Chandigarh Carnival, and Baisakhi. Chandigarh Carnival is the longest 3 day festival.
What to see in Chandigarh:
International Doll Museum: Best collection of doll from international countries namely Holland, Korea, Russia, Spain can be seen here.
Evolution of Life Museum: This museum gives the information about the evolution of human life starting from earlier days to modern era.
Sukhna Lake: For the local people this is the best picnic spot. Yachting, boating is most famous in this place.
Rock Garden: From domestic and industrial waste this Garden was made. This was an open air exhibition. This unique place attracts world tourists also.
Leisure valley: People prefer to come to this place to do yoga, Jogging and walking. This is attractive place for the nature lovers. This place is known as garland of gardens.
Capitol Complex: This is the place where office of secretariat, Legislative assembly, high court is located. Architecture Le Corbusier had designed this complex.
What to see around Chandigarh:
Kasauli: For the Chandigarh is places around the area this is the best hill station. This place is located 53 Kms away from Chandigarh.
Solan: it has one of the Oldest Breweries in the country. Yungdung Monastery is the best place to visit in Solan. Several Monasteries and Temples are located here. Shoolini Mata Temple, Jatoli Shiv Temple are best seen here. This is located 66 Kms away from Chandigarh.
Getting to Chandigarh: This place is well connected with Road, Railways and Airport. From several cities Chandigarh is well connected with National Highways 21 & 22. Major cities like Chennai, Luck now, Kolkata, and Mumbai are having railway facility. Airport is located in the outskirts of the city.
Getting around Chandigarh: Tourists who came here are attracted towards Hop on Hop off Coach. Autos, Rickshaws are available to visit the place around Chandigarh.
Best time to visit Chandigarh: Between August to November tourists are generally prefer to visit this place.
Where to stay in Chandigarh: Starting from Lower level hotels to luxurious hotel are available in this place. Range of Luxury 5 Star hotel cost is between Rs.18000 to Rs.10000. Best Hotels in Chandigarh is Hotel City Plaza 17, Park Plaza Chandigarh, Hotel Mount view, Hotel City Heights.
Where to Eat in Chandigarh: All varieties of food namely Continental, Italian, South Indian, Chinese, Tahi cuisines are available in this place. International fast food centres like KFC, Pizza Hut, and McDonalds are also seen here. Best restaurants in Chandigarh are The Cafe – JW Marriott, Buffet Hut, Pirates of Grill, and and Ten Downing Street.