Chandigarh Tourism: The Model City that Makes India Proud At
Tourism in Chandigarh, the capital of the states of Haryana and Punjab, is marked for its excellence in architecture as well as in high standard of living. It is however the best formulated city in India. It was a dream of Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru to make Chandigarh a proud rather modern face of India and today Chandigarh represents the heights of architecture with the elegances of natural beauty and the entire credit of execution goes to Le Corbusier. The amalgamation of modern engineering with the primitive Mother Nature has given birth to the India's oldest prosperous city Chandigarh which well justifies the concept of The City Beautiful.
Places of Interest in Chandigarh :
Visit to Rock Garden: Many art forms in Rock Garden are made of the urban and the industrial waste. It is however the oldest of its kind in all over the world.
Travel to Sukhna Lake: Located in the foothills of Shivalik range Sukhna the artificial Lake provides an ample scope to enjoy the beauties of nature to the lees. Under water sports and boating are the matter of attraction to the enthusiasts.
Places to See in Chandigarh Leisure Valley: It is an 8 km horizontal park that runs through the city and rejuvenates the visitors.
Chandigarh Museum and Gallery: It is famous after Lahore for the maximum collection of the Buddhist sculpture. There is also a large collection of Indian paintings in the museum.
Popular Rose Garden of Chandigarh: Stretched over an area of 27 acres Rose Garden of Chandigarh is the biggest rose garden in Asia. Surprisingly it has more than 17,000 plants which produce 1,600 varieties of roses.
Other Gardens of Chandigarh: It Breathes; Chandigarh Lives, Terraced Garden, Botanical Garden, Fitness Trails, Garden of Fragrance and Hibiscus Garden are the popular ones.
Forests and Trees of Chandigarh: Most of the places of Chandigarh are hilly and surprisingly 3245 hectares are under forest. The reserve forest, situated in the outskirts of the city, also a worth visiting place to the visitors who love to enjoy nature in tranquility.
Must to visit City Centre of Chandigarh: It is the largest shopping centre which amalgamates the concept of the cuboids building blocks and open spaces. It is a favorite place for the citizens as well as tourists who shop and sit there.
Chandigarh's Educational Institutions: Chandigarh houses some reputed institutions for all streams like P.G.I, Punjab University, Govt. College of Arts, Punjab Engineering College, College of Arch, and GMC and so on.
Conference Facilities at Chandigarh: Due to the conference facilities in the recent times the city has become an important place for national and International conferences.
Excursion Tour from the Chandigarh Region:
The entire Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal are well connected with Chandigarh by road.
Himachal Pradesh Tourism Places:
Kasauli Tourism: Situated 77 km away from Chandigarh, Kasauli, a hill station is popular for its enchanting beauty among the visitors. The pleasant atmosphere along with exotic natural view has given Kasauli a distinctive place among the all hill station of India. The lights of Chandigarh are visible from Kasauli at night. It is also a home of remarkable public schools like Sanawar and many more.
Shimla Tourism: Located 120 km away from Chandigarh, Shimla, and the capital of Himachal Pradesh is another popular hill station to the tourists. If one comes to Shimla via Chandigarh he can view the brewery of the large hill town Solan on the way. Northern Railway also has initiated Shivalik Palace on demand.
Explore in Timber Trail: A must visited place for tourists Timber Trail a famous rope way resort is located in the charming valley near Parwanoo on the Kalka Shimla highway. It is situated 30 km away from Chandigarh and thus become a place to chill on weekends.
Tour to Chail: Initiated by the Maharaja of Patiala Chail was once the summer capitol of Patiala. It provides a mind blowing view to the mountains. There are number of hotels and lodges nearby. The palace of yesterday serves as the star hotel today.
Visit to Renuka Lake: Situated 95 km away from Chandigarh Renuka Lake has its own natural beauty as well as history that attract the tourists down the ages. Interestingly, the shape of the lake resembles the profile of a woman and thus it is believed to be the manifestation of Renukaji, the mother of Parshuram, one of the ten avtars of Lord Vishnu. It is however the largest lake in Himachal with the circumference of 2.5 km.
Haryana Tourist Attraction Places:
Must to See Pinjore Yadavindra Gardens: Situated 20 km away from Chandigarh, Pinjore Yadavindra Gardens is a 17th century typical Mughol garden by Nawab Fidal Khan, a cousin general of Aurangzeb, the Mughol emperor. This garden also has the relevance with Hindu mythology. It is believed that the Pandavas has taken rest there during their relegation. Fountains and pavilions have made the place attractive whereas the amalgamation of the design of Mughol and Rajasthani style has stolen the heart of the visitors. The gardens occupy 100 acres of land and houses Sheesh Mahal, Rang Ma