The expanse of resplendent Blue Mountains of Shivalik is the first thing that strikes people approaching Chandigarh. The city is marked by the dominant hues of red, green, grey, and blue due to the grey brick buildings, green landscape, and blue due to the vastness of sky and mountains. Chandigarh is the city of gardens and roses are the local favourites and they create a riot of colours. A city takes hundreds of years to develop a district personality and character of its own. But Chandigarh, barely 40 years old, an infant compared to other cities, has already come of age, and assumed an ambience of its own. Chandigarh was designed by legendary architect, Le Corbusier helped by a team of Indian architects and city planners. Situated in the northern part of the country, it is the capital city of two states-Punjab and Haryana-besides being a union territory in itself. Built in the tradition of historic . new towns. of India like Mandu, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur, Chandigarh, too, is an act of faith and daring.
Tourist Attractions in Chandigarh
The Capitol Complex at Sector 1 is monumental in size and dominates the skyline of Chandigarh. The three major buildings comprising the Capitol Complex are the Secretariat, the Assembly, and the High Court. All of these buildings are interlocked to another as part of a subtle visual composition, delicately balanced, and enclosing grandiose spaces. Between the silhouettes of these magnificent edifices is juxtaposed the city. s most popular visible symbol: the Open Hand.
Sector 17 is the second-most important stopover in Chandigarh after Capitol Complex being the main shopping area of the city. A well-planned urban shopping paradise, Sector 17 is a pedestrian. s delight and is dotted with fountains, sculptures, and groves of trees. In the evenings, when the colourful mosaic of neon signs and the aesthetically illuminated fountains come alive, it becomes the city. s biggest outdoor club. And the people congregate there for the thrill of the urban rub and the excitement of its shop-front glitter.
Sukhna Lake is another favourite recreation spot located in the Sector 1. Its promenade of 2 km is quite popular for strolling. On any day, early in the morning, fitness buffs of all age groups can be seen walking, jogging, and performing yoga or vigorous exercises at the lakefront.
The Rock Garden
Rock Garden has somehow came to symbolize Chandigarh in the recent days. Created by a humble road inspector called Nek Chand. Turning urban waste material into creative patterns and textures, his touch transformed mute rocks into art objects. Mysterious spaces with stones, rocks, and waterfalls recreate the awe and wonder of primordial nature. This unabashed realm of natural and manmade creativity attracts people of all age groups, and from all parts of the world.
Other Attractions in Chandigarh
Other tourist attractions in Chandigarh are the Leisure Valley, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Museum of Evolution of Life, and International Dolls Museum.
Hotels in Chandigarh
There are enough decent accommodation options in Chandigarh and the scene is getting better every passing day. There are a number of star category hotels catering to the needs of tourists coming to explore Chandigarh or interesting in exploring the scenic region around.
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