City of Gardens

The city of Chandigarh lies in the valley surrounded by Shiwalik Hills that hem the great Himalayas. Chandigarh is a grand success story in the annals of modern architecture. It combines architectural elegance with wide tree lined avenues and green belts. In 1951 the world renowned Architect, Le Corbousier developed the city plan and designed the capital complex. The idea of vertical planning was ruled out and it was decided to build the city horizontally. The master plan divides the city into rectangular modules called sectors, each one measuring 800 meters X 1200 meters with a population varying from 5000 to 20,000. Each sector is provided with a shopping complex, school, health centre, recreation places and places of worship.

Attractions in Chandigarh, around and from Chandigarh

  • Rock Garden The Rock Garden of Chandigarh has been created by putting together the fossils of ancient life forms found in the Shivalik hills and by recycled waste material. Mr.Nek Chand was the creater of this ga

  • Sukhna Lake The Sukhna Lake spread over an area of 3 sq. km in sector 6 The waters of a seasonal rivulet that ran through the city were impounded to create the Sukhna Lake. Migratory birds arrive here from Siberi

  • Zakir Hussain Rose Garden Spread out over 30 acres of land, in sector 16 and established in 1967 around 50,000 Rose trees of 1600 different species bloom here. Apart from roses, the other trees planted have medicinal value and