Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India with world renowned architecture by Le Corbusier. As the joint capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, the Union Territory of Chandigarh is a prestigious city of India.
This complex consists of the famous Secretariat, the High Court and the Legislative Assembly. These buildings are the hallmark of high profile architectural creation. In the center is situated the official emblem of Chandigarh, 'The Open Hand'.
Created by celebrated artist Nek Chand, the garden has been made completely from waste materials, industrial waste and thrown away items. Rock garden has been established in the form of an open-air exhibition hall and houses sculptures made by using a variety of different discarded waste materials. A unique creation, the rock garden attracts tourists from different parts of the world who visit Chandigarh to see this amazing site. Several world-class performances have taken place in this creative and naturalistic open-air theatre of Rock Garden.
The largest rose garden of Asia named the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden is located in Chandigarh and displays an amazing range of over 1600 rose species. The best season to visit this place is during the end of February when the Rose Festival is celebrated here.
The Government Museum and Art Gallery is renowned for its collection of stone sculptures, miniature paintings, decorative arts and coins. The collection of the Art Gallery is one of the most distinctive of its kind not only because of its richness but also because it contains some objects of art unparallel in the country. The most famous section of the museum is undoubtedly the Gandhara Sculpture Section, which contains 627 Gandhara works of art.
This museum has a wonderful collection of more than 300 puppets and dolls from various countries of the world for the purpose of entertaining the children. It is one of the most popular places for children to visit in Chandigarh.
Just 35Kms from Chandigarh Timber Trail Height sits majestically at 5,000 ft above sea level. Nestling cozily on the lap of the Shivalik range, atop two adjacent hills and joined together with a cable car. A world of spectacular sunsets, nature paints the sky shows unbelievable colors here. And as darkness creeps in, the distant lights of Chandigarh take over to create the shimmering magic of a million stars.
Unlike other tourist destinations in India, Chandigarh is not a city steeped in history and heritage, it is a modern city of India. So shopping in Chandigarh is a different experience. Plush shopping malls, swish arcades, posh crowd, elegantly lit fountains, sculptures, and groves of trees - shopping in Chandigarh might be anything but typically Indian.
Sector 17 : This is the main shopping center of the city. This vast commercial complex is a pedestrian's paradise. Here, the residents shop, lounge around or simply relax in the beautiful surroundings to enjoy the various fashion houses located here. Big showrooms and excellent departmental stores cater to the needs of shoppers here.
Kalagram : Based on the concept of Delhi’s Dilli Haat, Kalagram provides an opportunity for cultural groups performing local dramas, music and dance from the Northern states of India, as well as a display of traditional arts & crafts of these regions. This is a good place for shopping with a rich variety in Indian textiles and other handicrafts on display.
Multicuisine : Rustles, Ambassador, Elevens, Moti Mahal Deluxe
Oriental : The Black Lotus, Yangste, The Magic Wok
Pubs : Down Under, Silk, Lounge
Fast Food : Hot Millions, Mc Donalds, Dominos, Pizza Hut.