Hindi, Punjabi and English
Time to visit
September - April
Summer: 30 - 45 degrees
Winter: 15 - 5 degrees
Monsoon: May to September
Chandigarh lies between the states of Punjab and Haryana and works
as the capital for both of them. Chandigarh is just 248 kilometer
from New Delhi. It is located in the foothills of the Shivaliks
and provides many tourist spots both within the city and around.
It is the only Indian city that have been designed and planned by
one single architect – Le Corbusier.
The city lies in the valley surrounded by the Shiwalik Hills. From
here you can travel north to the hill resorts of Shimla, Kullu,
Manali, Dharmashala and Dalhousie. Chandigarh is said to be the
most modern city in the country.
How to get here
Flights operate to and from Delhi and other major cities.
Rail & bus
Operate to and from all major cities.
Places to visit
Rock Garden - Zakir Rose Garden - Fragrance
Garden - Bougainvilla Garden
.: Rock Garden
A garden consisting of art objects made from industrial and urban
waste. It is an impressive statement showing the possibility of
finding beauty in the bizarre. It also expresses the fragility of
the environment. In additon t is a community's testament of appreciation
Chandigarh owes its name to an ancient temple
of Chandi, the goddess of power.
.: Zakir Rose Garden
Asia's largest rose garden. 50,000 rose-bushes of 1600 species bloom
here. Every year,arpunf February/March, a big festival , the Rose
Festival, is celebrated at this garden. More than 20,000 people
.: Fragrance Garden
Asia's largest rose garden, spread over 30 acres of land. Here bloom
50,000 rose-bushes of 1600 species. These have been planted beautifully
carved out lawns and flowers beds. Every year, either at the end
of February or beginning of March, a big festival known as Rose
Festival, is celebrated at this garden. Over 20,000 people visit
Chandigarh - The city of gardens
.: Bougainvilla Garden
A garden devoted to hundreds of bougainvillea varieties. The creepers
cover a wide assortment of arches, bowers, pavilions and arcades.
The annual Bougainvillea Show is held here.