Chandigarh , Punjab

Description

Chandigarh derives its name from the temple of "Chandi Mandir" located in the vicinity of the site selected for the city.

 Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India, with architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. As the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh it is a prestigious city. The face of modern India, Chandigarh, is the manifestation of a dream that Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru envisaged and Le Corbusier executed.

Places to visit

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Shanti Kunj

Shanti Kunj is true to its name because it is a garden of peace and tranquillity which provides a break from all the noise and pollution. It is located between Rose garden and the Cricket stadium so it can be easily visited. The garden has many types of plant and tree varieties which can be of the flowering kind or therapeutic. The lush greenery of Shanti Kunj is irrigated by a natural stream which divides the garden into five sections with different plant varieties. If one wants to meditate and enjoy the quiet among beautiful flowers, Shanti Kunj is the place to be.


Fun City

One of the biggest amusement parks in India is the Funcity amusement park which includes games for fun seekers of all age groups. It has some of the best hi-tech hydraulic and water games set up in nearly 43 acres. It is situated about 20 km from Chandigarh but is worthwhile to spend a day enjoying all the rides and sights. One of the major attractions of the park is the 5D cinema theatre which takes viewers into a totally different world. The water rides in Funcity are popular and give a cool experience to all the visitors.


Garden Of Fragrance

One of the must-visit places in Chandigarh is the Garden of Fragrance with its clean and intoxicating fragrant trees and plant varieties. It is one of the three major gardens in Chandigarh. The Garden of Fragrance is situated in Sector 36 south of the Hibiscus Garden. The Garden of Fragrance has an advantage of not being crowded most of the time and it has frequent health conscious individuals working out on the laid tracks. It is a well-known picnic spot and is visited by local people out on a picnic with their families during mornings and evenings.


International Dolls Museum

This famous museum was established in 1985 and has beautiful dolls which have been collected from around the world.This museum contains dolls and marionettes from different countries like Germany, Russia, Korea, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, etc. 

Fairy tale characters recreated as dolls are also a big hit. 


Choki Dhani

It is situated in a remote place and the grandeur and mysterious charms of the village art and culture are being reproduced to make one enjoy it in peace. Choki Dhani is designed to provide entertainment in all forms and has live shows like magic shows and camel rides.


Sukhna Lake

Sukhna Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes and lies at the foothills of the Shivalik Hills.It is a peaceful spot with scenic waterfront and the calling of birds adds to the serene atmosphere. A number of water sporting activities like boating, water skiing, yachting are carried out here. 


The Rose Garden of Chandigarh

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden of Chandigarh is a beautiful place for lovers of roses. More than 1600 varieties of roses adorn the garden and are known to trap the visitors heart with their fragrance and beauty. 


Butterfly Park

The Butterfly Park in Sector 26 of Chandigarh is dedicated to extensive care of butterflies spread over a wide area of seven acres. The landscaping is attractive and pleasing to the eye and the park contains a number of plants and trees which make the visitor relax and enjoy the bright and beautiful butterflies.


RocK Garden

The Rock Garden of Chandigarg, is a sculpture garden in Chandigargh,also known as Nek Chand's Rock Garden after its founder Nek Chand,a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957.It is completely built of industrial and home waste and thrown-away items.


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