Brimming with countless modern tourism attractions, Chandigarh is a city to unwind and have a memorable holiday. Simply head to this fun city and best spend your holidays exploring Chandigarh tourism.
Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Gurgaon, is a city in the nation’s map that is not known for the legacy of its past but for its domestic architecture. Deriving its name from the deity of Goddess Chandi, whose temple also resides in the city, Chandigarh is the first planned city in the nation. Designed by Le Corbusier, a Swiss architect, the city was about 60 years ahead of its time. The old civic squares and monuments are still standing, a bit aged by the beating of rain and wind. To a traveler Chandigarh is a city that is an interesting mix of all. If there are the wealthy inhabitants then on the contrast there are the poor who fight for existence begging in the neon-lit shopping centers of the city. If there are the young enthusiasts in the city who have the zeal to do something, then there are the old who have the lifetime of knowledge and experience.
Aptly set with the great Shivaliks Hills at the backdrop, Chandigarh offers some everlasting images and memories to get created. Although, there are not much to see for a nature-lover, still the city consists of attractions that are abundant enough to make one’s trip a sweet success. The birth of this city has the anguish and drama of its own. It came into existence during the time of India-Pakistan partition. The city is divided into four major areas, out of these the capital complex is the highlight as it consists of the Legislative Assembly, Secretariat, and the High Court. Besides, it is here where lie most of the shopping malls, restaurants, cosmopolitan clubs, and others.
For a tourist Chandigarh, rather than being a destination filled with world-class scenic sights, it is from those destinations that are known for housing the man-made attractions. For a tourist, the city does consist of a couple of interesting, rewarding opportunities. For example, the Rock Garden that was designed by Nek Chand is a fantastic place to explore and admire Mens’ creativity. The whole park is sprinkled by different sculptures that are built up nothing but just the waste, stones, and recycled materials. In addition, the Sukhna Lake is another immediate attention grabber. It is an artificial lake, reservoir that is pretty popular among the locals and tourists. People come here to picnic, relax, and rejuvenate. An interesting fact about the lake is that it incidentally has the Asia’s longest channel for yachting and rowing.
The other places to visit in Chandigarh that are not to be missed at any cost include: The Capitol, The Secretariat, The High Court, The Legislative Assembly, Museum and Art Gallery, Pinjore Gardens, The Chandigarh Museum, Cactus Garden, and Mohali cricket stadium. Besides, one can also head out to the shopping malls and commerce centers of the city.
Adding more to the memorable experience of the city, are the excellent hotels in Chandigarh. The city houses some of the best in nation hotels that ensure that the visitors get nothing but a content stay in the city. Hotel Grand Plaza, Maya Hotel, JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh, Aloft Chandigarh Zirakpur, Hotel Rajshree, and WelcomHotel Bella Vista are some of the top-rated hotels in the city that one may choose to consider.