Places to Visit in Chandigarh
One of the best planned cities of India is Chandigarh. The architecture of the city is famous throughout the globe and the quality as well as standard of life is beyond the comparison. This city is considered to be one of the esteemed cities being the capital state of Punjab and Haryana.
This city is designed by the Le Corbusier but then it was the dream of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru. For developing into a city it usually takes hundreds of years but the city of Chandigarh took only forty years. As compared to other cities of India this city has made its own identity and is well known for its ambience. This city was also built in the tradition of history in the times of Fatepur Sikri, Mandu and many more such things. This city is a great sign of daring as well as trust.
In case you are planning for a vacation to this city reaching out to this place will not be a problem this is because it is well connected through road, railways as well as airways. In case you are planning to get to this city through air then you need to know that the airport is only 11 km from the main city. If railway can be a good option for you then the station is around 7km from the main center of the city. Chandigarh is well connected through roads from Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and many more other places. Once you reach to Chandigarh from any of these modes one of the great ideas to explore Chandigarh would be through cabs. These cabs will be quite comfortable and they will help you to explore the place as you want.
Chandigarh is rich in its tourist destination and some of the tourist attractions that you cannot miss upon when you are at Chandigarh are:
This is one of the well known gardens due to it being designed with the industrial as well as urban waste materials. One will be shocked by looking at the artwork of the garden this is because it is made up of china tubes, bangles, coal and many more such materials.
This is one of the largest Rose garden throughout Asia. It is the garden that is been named by Zakir Hussain. The best time to visit this is in the end of February as during this time Rose festival is celebrated.
This is actually a complex that comprise of Secretariat, High court as well as Legislative Assembly. This is basically situated at the official emblem of Chandigarh ‘The Open Hand’. The complex is well known for its architecture and so it is one of the major attractions. More than that, Tower of Shadows, Martyr’s Memorial and Geometric Hill are worth visiting.
Government Museum and Art Gallery:
This is the museum where Gandhara stone sculptures are exhibited and above this modern arts and painting storehouse is also the attraction here.
Apart from the mentioned tourist attractions of Chandigarh there are many more which you need to consider at the time of trip to Chandigarh and they are International Dolls museum, Sector 7 Plaza, Leisure valley, Sukhna lake and Open hand monument.