Places to visit in Chandigarh
Chandigarh is the joint capital of Haryana and Punjab. It was formed in 1953. The city is known for its well-designed structure and cleanliness. The city is designed by the Swiss-French modernist architect, Le Corbusier, the father of Chandigarh. Mohali and Panchkula are connected with Chandigarh by two opposite states. They all together popularly known as Tricity. I am living in Chandigarh from more than 2 years, and I have been fortunate enough to cover most of the known areas of Chandigarh. Hereby I am sharing some of places to visit in Chandigarh.
Rock Garden is built by Single Man army named Nek Chand in 1957. The complete structure is built by scrap and rocks. The Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a sculpture garden for rock enthusiasts in Chandigarh. Also the place is quite near by Sukhna Lake, which is dessert on a meal.
At the base of the Shivalik mountain in Chandigarh, there is a protected wildlife sanctuary called Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a well-known wildlife sanctuary in Chandigarh and one of the top locations to enjoy Chandigarh tourism.
In the Indian city of Chandigarh, there is a retail centre called Elante mall (Nexus Malls). With a gross leasable space of 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 square metres), it ranks as the 10th largest mall in India and the 7th largest in Northern India. It is the most famous place for youth to shop and hangout now a days.
Sector 22 is known for Shastri Market offers the cheapest clothing in the city. As compared to Delhi, the place is a bit expensive, but the best place in Chandigarh for Youth to shop for cheaper options. The place is targeted towards women, but options for men are too wide as well.
Zakir Hussain Rose Garden which bears Zakir Hussain’s name was established in 1967 under the direction of Mohinder Singh Randhawa, Chandigarh’s first chief commissioner, and holds the title of largest in Asia. The garden contains medicinal trees in addition to roses.
Le Corbusier Centre
One of Chandigarh’s first structures was the former architects’ office, now known as the Le Corbusier Centre.
The museum served as Le Corbusier and his team’s place of employment, making the structure extremely important to Chandigarh’s history.
International Doll Museum
The International Dolls Museum in Chandigarh is a memorable venue that displays doll culture from all across the nation and abroad. Each set of dolls depicts a different story and has been adapted from various tales and fables, such as Cinderella, Ali Baba, and Sleeping Beauty.
Fateh Burj also named as Chapparchiri, is situated in Mohali. The monument of Chapparchiri represents the victory of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur over the local Navab of Chapparchiri. Fateh burj is the tallest minar of Punjab.
Sukhna Wildlife Santuary
The Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at 2 km distance of Sukhna Lake. At the base of the Shivalik mountain in Chandigarh, there is a protected wildlife sanctuary called Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a well-known wildlife sanctuary in Chandigarh and one of the top locations to enjoy Chandigarh tourism.
Since its founding in 1956, the Pracheen Kala Kendra in Chandigarh has performed exemplary work to develop, conserve, and propagate the Indian traditional arts of music, dance, and fine arts (painting).
In the Chandigarh union territory’s Sector 31 is a park called The Japanese Garden. Shivraj Patil inaugurated it on November 7, 2014, after the Indian government had constructed it in 2014 on 13 acres of land.
Sector 18 of Chandigarh is home to the Tagore Theatre, a venue for cultural performances. It was created by architect Aditya Prakash, who was a member of the Le Corbusier-led Chandigarh Capital Project Team.