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North India - Haryana

 

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Chandigarh, the capital of both Punjab and Haryana, is the only Indian city to have been designed and planned by a single architect Le Corbusier. The city, a model of wide roads and spacious residential colonies, is an excellent base for specialised sightseeing, and for visiting Sukhna Lake, Pinjore Gardens, the Rose Garden and the Rock Garden. The city of Chandigarh lies in the valley surrounded by Shiwalik Hills that hem the great Himalayas. From here one can travel northwards to the hill resorts of Shimla Kulu, Manali, Dharmashala and Dalhousie. Chandigarh is not only the most modern city in the country but has been planned to perfection by the world famous French architect le Corbusier.

Altitude : 304.8 to 365.78 metres.
Temperature (deg C) : Summer- Max 37, Min 23; Winter- Max 24, Min 5.
Rainfall : 111.4 cms.
Best Season : October to March.

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION

  • Air : Indian Airlines connect Chandigarh with Delhi, Jammu, Shrinagar and Leh. Vayudoot Services connect Chandigarh with Delhi, Kulu and Gaggad.

  • Rail : Chandigarh, the terminus of Northern Railway, is connected with Bombay, Delhi, Kalka and other major cities in India.

  • Road : Chandigarh is connected by good motorable roads with Amritsar 240 kms, Dehradhun 230 kms, Delhi 248 kms, Shimla 117 kms, Kulu 279 kms, Bhakra 116 kms, Kasauli 77 kms, Jammu 380 kms.

  • Bus Services : Regular bus services connect Chandigarh with Amritsar, Delhi, Dharamshala, Kulu, Manali, Nangal, Pathankot and Shimla.

PLACES OF INTEREST
The Secratariat, The Assembly & High Court, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden (2 kms), Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Govt. Museum & Art Gallery & Punjab University Complex, International Doll Museum, National Gallery of Portraits.

EXCURSIONS

Pinjore Gardens (25 kms), Bhima Devi Temple (22 kms), Chattbir Zoo (22 kms), Mansa Mandir / Chandi Mandir (10 kms), Bhakra Nangal (116 kms), Ponta Sahib (135 kms), Naina Devi (110 kms).

INFORMATION CENTRES

  • Chandigarh Tourism, Sector 17, Tel: 544614

  • Himachal Tourism, Sector 22, Tel: 43569

  • U.P Tourism, Sector 22, Tel: 41649

  • Haryana Tourism, Sector 17, Tel: 542955-57

  • Punjab Tourism, Sector 22, Tel: 43570

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  Information provided by Department of Tourism. Ministry of Tourism and Culture. Government of India.
 

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