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Chandigarh, Punjab

Fast Facts
Fast Facts

It is located at the foothills of Shivalik range of Himalyas. The beautiful city of Chandigarh is the capital of both the state of Punjab and Haryana.

Did You Know
Did You Know

An international airport is planned to be built in this city.

Must Do
Must Do

Go for shopping, sightseeing tours, culinary expedition and other tours.


The beautiful city of Chandigarh is the capital of both the state of Punjab and Haryana. Being a union territory, Chandigarh is administered directly by Central Government. This city is known all over the world because of its superb urban planning and architectural splendor. It is located at the foothills of Shivalik range of Himalyas. Tourists from all over India flock to this city to capture its charm.

Climate of Chandigarh

Chandigarh experiences all the six seasons in India. The summers remain very hot from mid May to mid June. It also enjoys a heavy rainfall and remains humid during the monsoon season. Winter, which lasts from November to Mid March, get very chilly and the city receive severe hail storms. Spring and autumn remains pleasant. Early winter is the best time to visit Chandigarh.

Transportation in Chandigarh

Chandigarh India is connected to almost all parts of the country. The transportation network of the city is wonderful. There is a domestic airport in Chandigarh, which is located only 8 kilometers from the heart of the city. Chandigarh is served by major airlines like Kingfisher airlines, Jet airways, Indian Airlines, JetLite and MDLR Airlines. Frequent train services also make it convenient for the travelers to reach the city. You can also take car and bus to get to this city.To tour around the city, you can avail city buses, taxis, cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws.

Tourist attractions in Chandigarh

Chandigarh attracts thousands of travelers from all over the country with its numerous tourist attractions. You can go for sightseeing tour and explore the major places of interest in Chandigarh. There are numerous gardens, which are spread all over the city of Chandigarh. There are several amusement parks and water parks in Chandigarh, namely FunCity and Thunderzone. Some of the major places of tourist attractions are the following:

  • Rock Garden
  • Rose Garden
  • Pinjore Gardens
  • Topiary Garden
  • Japanese Garden
  • Botanical Garden
  • Bamboo Valley
  • Leisure Valley
  • Sukhna Lake
  • The Secretariat
  • The High Court
  • The Capitol
  • The Legislative Assembly (both for Punjab and Haryana)
  • Museum and Art Gallery
  • The Chandigarh Museum

Restaurants and cuisines in Chandigarh

You can enjoy authentic and delectable cuisines with Punjabi flavors. You can visit the major eateries in Chandigarh and stimulate you taste buds with Punjabi dishes. You can also find restaurants serving cuisines from all over India. Visit the coffee shops and sip in to the refreshing drink.The bars are the best place to hang out. Here. You can meet yourfriends and party hard. The bar offer selection of choicest drinks.

Shopping in Chandigarh

Shopping can be a great fun during your trip to Chandigarh. You can go on a shopping spree and visit the shops and market areas of the city. Handicrafts are the major buy for the shops. Woolen wear and jootis are the most favorite buy.

Hotels in Chandigarh

For your accommodation, you will never find dearth of hotels in Chandigarh. Choose from the wide range of hotels on offer to meet your taste, budget and requirement. There are budget hotels, mid range hotels, luxury hotels, deluxe hotels, backpakers and resorts.

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