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
Indian Airlines connect Chandigarh with Delhi, Jammu, Shrinagar and
Leh. Vayudoot Services connect Chandigarh with Delhi, Kulu and
: Chandigarh, the terminus of Northern Railway, is connected with
Bombay, Delhi, Kalka and other major cities in India.
: 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.
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
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).
Chandigarh Tourism, Sector 17, Tel: 544614
Himachal Tourism, Sector 22, Tel: 43569
Tourism, Sector 22, Tel: 41649
Haryana Tourism, Sector 17, Tel: 542955-57
Punjab Tourism, Sector 22, Tel: 43570