Chandigarh – The City Beautiful
Chandigarh is a city and union territory in India that serves as the capital of two states, Haryana and Punjab. It is also referred to as The City Beautiful due to its beautiful surroundings, central grid of gardens, each dedicated to different species of flora. Â It has wide roads and lot of greenery everywhere. We have well planned shopping centers, schools and other social activities points.
The city of Chandigarh was the first planned city in India post-independence in 1947. The city has projects designed by architects such as Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Jane Drew, and Maxwell Fry. The city tops the list of Indian States and Union Territories with the highest per capita income in the country. The city was reported in 2010 to be the “cleanest” in India, based on a national government study.
Chandigarh is located near the foothills of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas in northwest India. It covers an area of approximately 44.5 sqÂ mi or 114Â kmÂ². and shares its borders with the states of Haryana and Punjab.
Panchkula and Mohali are its satellite towns and equally well planned and modern cities. The surrounding districts are of Panchkula and Ambala in Haryana and Mohali, Patiala and Roopnagar in Punjab. The boundary of the state of Himachal Pradesh is also minutes away from its north border.
Major Attractions in Chandigarh :
- Rose Garden
- Rock Garden
- Sukhna Lake
- Shanti Kunj Gardens
- City Center, Sector 17
- Pinjore Garden (Panchkula)
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