Chandigarh Attractions – Places to see in Chandigarh
Chandigarh is the joint capital of two states Haryana and Punjab. Interesting fact is that this city beautiful city does not belong to either of the two state. Chandigarh is a union territory.
The most planned and beautiful city of the country has its name derived from Goddess of power Shri Chandika. There is a famous temple of the Goddess Chandika called "Chandi Mandir" in the Chandigarh. Chandigarh is well planned and divided into 47 numbered sectors.
The city of Chandigarh looks even more beautiful because of well-laid roads lined with rows of trees and beautifully planned buildings. Situated against the backdrop of the Siwalik mountains,Chandigarh looks amazingly delightful.
Places to See in Chandigarh
Created by Engineer Nek Chand Chandigarh boasts of a unique garden in the world. It is world-acclaimed Rock Garden. The Rock Garden consists of art objects, fashioned from industrial and urban waste.
Sukhna Lake is an artificial lake in Chandigarh. Sukhna Lake is spread over an area of 3 sq. km. This lake also invites migratory birds from Siberia and Central Asia. Boating can be done here.
The Open Hand Monument
Located in Sector 1 the unique Open Hand monument is made of a metal sheet. The Open Hand Monument is 14 metres high and it weighs 50 tonnes apart from rotating freely in the wind from a high concrete pedestal.
Other places of interest in Chandigarh include The Legislative Assembly, The Leisure Valley located in Sector 10, The famous Dr. Zakir Rose Garden which is Asia's largest Rose garden, Shanti Kunj,also known as Abode of Peace is situated in sector 16. Cactus Garden a few miles away from Chandigarh in the city Panchkula.
Just 45 Km from Chandigarh is located exotic Morni Hills. Morni Hills is a panoramic tourist spot with enchanting scenic beauty.
Other places near Chandigarh are Kasauli situated about 65 km, Chhatbir Zoo is situated near Zirakpur,about 20 km away. Timber Trail is yet another destination of interest near Chandigarh. Timber Trail Resorts is is connected by a cable car to Timber Trail Heights.
The Famous Mansa Devi Temple is situated just 12 km from Chandigarh.
The Punjab University ,located in sector 14 covers
How to Reach Chandigarh
Daily flights are available from Delhi and other major cities of India to Chadigarh
Chandigarh is connected via Rail from Delhi and other parts of Punjab and India. Shatabadi Express runs between Delhi Chandigarh and the journey takes just 4 hours.
National Express Highway connects Delhi to Chandigarh via Karnal and Ambala.
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