Chandigarh, city and union territory of India. Located about 165 miles (265 km) north of New Delhi, the territory is bounded by the state of Haryana on the east and by the state of Punjab on all other sides. Chandigarh, the capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, was designed by the Swiss-French modernist architect, Le Corbusier. His buildings include the Capitol Complex with its High Court, Secretariat and Legislative Assembly, as well as the giant Open Hand Monument. The nearby Rock Garden is a park featuring sculptures made of stones, recycled ceramics and industrial relics. The monsoon season (July to September) is hot and humid. Chandigarh has a multitude of sports and recreation facilities. In the northeast is the large, artificial Lake Sukhna, which has become the main spot in the city for promenading and evening recreation.
Place To Visit In Chandigarh
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How to Reach Chandigarh
Chandigarh, counted amongst the well planned cities in India. is both a city and Union Territory. Serving as the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, the city witnesses huge footfall every year. With its History as one of the most beautifully planned cities of India, this city happens to be a major Indian destination. As a result, reaching Chandigarh from any part of the world is not a problem. Those travelling by air can book their tickets up to Chandigarh airport while people who prefer trains can buy tickets till Chandigarh railway station. Travellers coming in from nearby cities can also avail state and private bus services, which are quite convenient and comfy.
Chandigarh Airport, about 12 km away from the city centre, links the city with other parts of the country and world by an extensive network of domestic and international flights. Major carriers such as AirAsia India, Air India, GoAir, IndiGo and Jet Airways operate regular flights for Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Srinagar and Ahmedabad. After reaching the airport, travellers can hire a taxi and easily go to their choice of destination.
Chandigarh has its own railway station, called the Chandigarh Railway Station which is connected to several cities in India. Located about 8 km away from the city centre, this railway station has several frequent trains plying from New Delhi. There is a regular train from New Delhi for Chandigarh called the Jan Shatabdi and Shatabdi. Buses, autos and taxis are easily available from outside the railway station.
Chandigarh enjoys excellent road connectivity with other neighbouring cities and towns. Several direct buses are available from cities such as Shimla (115 km), Mussoorie (195 km), McLeod Ganj (270 km), Kullu (260 km), Dharamshala (275 km) and Delhi (240 km). NH 1 connects Chandigarh with Delhi, which takes around 4 to 5 hours.
In Chandigarh, the summers are short, sweltering, and clear and the winters are short, cool, dry, and mostly clear.