Chandigarh Tourism | Famous 12 Places to Visit in Chandigarh Tour

Chandigarh Tourism | Famous 12 Places to Visit in Chandigarh Tour


Chandigarh
Chandigarh derives its name from the temple of “Chandi Mandir” located in the vicinity
of the site selected for the city. The deity ‘Chandi’, the goddess of power and
a fort of ‘garh’ lying beyond the temple gave the city its name “Chandigarh-The City Beautiful”. Sukhna Lake
Sukhna Lake is a mini amusement park with paddleboats, walking path and cafeteria. It was built by damming Sukhna Choe, a stream
that flows down the Shivaliks. It is a popular hangout place. Rock Garden
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a sculpture garden it consists of man-made interlinked
waterfalls and many other sculptures that have been made of scrap and other kinds of
wastes like bottles, glasses, bangles, tiles, etc. which are placed in walled paths. Rose Garden
It is filled with roses and other medicinal plants that are spread over in a massive area
carved out in lawns and beautiful flower beds. Government Museum and Art Gallery
It houses the collection of sculptures, miniature paintings, modern and contemporary art, textiles,
decorative art, coins, manuscripts and pottery. Capitol Complex
It is a government compound designed by the architect Le Corbusier and is a UNESCO World
Heritage Site. It is spread over an area of around 100 acres
and is a prime manifestation of Chandigarh’s architecture. Pinjore Gardens
It lies in the foothills of the famous Shivalik range. Their gardens are made in Mughal Style and
are well maintained throughout the year. It also has a mini zoo and lawns which adds
more beauty to the place. At number seven is the famous Open Hands Monument. This Small monument has a very big meaning attached to it. At Number Eight is Elante Mall It is one of the largest malls in North India which covers
over 20 acres of land. A wonderful food court, sports bar and array
of clothing brands have made this place as a one-stop destination for all the shopping freaks. This the famous play room in the mall that gives gives kids a sure shot fun filled outing. Le Corbusier Center
He was a Swiss-French architect & designer. He was the one who prepared the master plan
for the city and crafted the designs of several buildings which are now inscribed in the list
of UNESCO as an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement. Cactus Garden
Cactus Garden is famous for the huge varieties of plant it has preserved; over 3500 species
of cactus plant can be found which invokes the curiosity of every plant lover. Government Architecture Museum
It provides an insight into how the city was founded. It has everything you want to know about the
city from the principles on which it was built, the architects who contributed and the design
layout etc. Mohali Cricket Stadium
This massive stadium is home to the Punjab team. It has a capacity of roughly 27000 people.

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