Places to Visit in Chandigarh

Chandigarh is the City Beautiful and it’s derived from the temple of “Chandi Mandir”. It’s also known as Green City and a well planned India’s First city, designed by the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. This is a city where one can explore the multiple facets it has to offer and revel in its marvelous beauty.

Places:

Rock Garden: Rock Garden is easily accessible. This place is just about 3.8 km from the centre of Chandigarh via Himalaya Marg. You can travel to this amazing place by hiring a cab or you can travel by local transportation. Travelling by cab is the best option.

Sukhna Lake: Sukhna lake is located in Sector 1. It is situated near Punjab Raj Bhawan and Uttar Marg.

Rose Garden: Rose Garden is a blooming exhibit that showcases around 825 varieties of flowers and 32,500 varieties of trees and medicinal shrubs. Rose Garden in Chandigarh, also known as Zakir Hussain Rose Garden after the former president of India, is spread over 30 acres and is decked up with an exquisite variety of flowers making it quite popular among tourists and nature enthusiasts.

The High Court: The High Court of Punjab and Haryana, is a common institution for the States of Punjab, Haryana and the Union territory of Chandigarh. Located in the capital city of Chandigarh in the foot hills of Shivalik Range, it was designed by the famous French Architect Le Corbusier and thus boasts of being an architectural marvel.

The Secretariat: The Secretariat building is a long, horizontal concrete slab form, 254 meters long and 42 meters high, which marks the edge of the Capitol Complex on the left side.

Pinjore Garden: Pinjore Garden is a beautiful Mughal Garden made in 17th Century India located in the city of Pinjore, in the district of Panchkula, Haryana. The garden expands over a massive area of 100 acres and is a beautiful place to unwind with nature in the ever-growing concrete city. The Pinjore garden is also known as Yadvinder Garden which is famous all over the world for its well-maintained greenery, refreshing fountains and mesmerising water bodies.

The Chandigarh Museum: Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh, is a premier museum of North India having collections of Gandharan sculptures, Pahari and Rajasthani miniature paintings. It owes its existence to the partition of India in August, 1947. Prior to the partition, the collections of art objects, paintings and sculptures were housed in the Central Museum, Lahore, the then capital of Punjab.

Mohali cricket stadium: It is a cricket ground located in Mohali, Chandigarh. It is popularly referred to as the Mohali Stadium. The stadium was built by Geetanshu Kalra from Ambala City and is home to the Punjab team. The stadium was designed by Ar. Khizir and Associates, Panchkula and constructed by R.S. Construction Company, Chandigarh.

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