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Chandigarh Tourism


Chandigarh is the first planned city and is full of life and colors. It serves as the capital of two Indian states, Haryana and Punjab. One of the 7 union territories of India, Chandigarh, has got its name from the temple dedicated to Hindu Goddess ‘Chandi’, also known as the Maa Kali. ‘Chandi’ is the goddess of Power, and ‘Garh’ is the fort. Together it means Fort of Goddess Chandi. The Chandi mandir is located in the vicinity of the selected site.

The city was designed by French architect Charles - Edouard Jeanneret, who is popular as Le Corbusier. Chandigarh is considered the finest experiment of the twentieth century in modern architecture and urban planning. You can enjoy viewing the lush green forest area, where you can spot Deer, barking Deer, Wood Peckers, Peacocks and Parrots.

This Chandigarh travel guide on Chandigarh tourism will help you explore the city easily and inform you about the places to visit in Chandigarh, Chandigarh tourist places, the history and culture of Chandigarh, and the best time to visit Chandigarh.

History of Chandigarh

Though the city is the best example of modern urbanization, according to historians, the city is believed to be the home of Harappans. Almost before 8000 years, the Harapan civilization used to dwell right where the present Chandigarh is standing. The area where modern Chandigarh is standing was once a wild lake that was surrounded by marshlands. There are many fossils remains been discovered in this area which shows the proof of widely aquatic animals and amphibian’s life of that ancient time.

After India gained independence and Punjab was divided into two parts, East Punjab and West Punjab. Chandigarh serves refugees to resettle them. The people, who were uprooted from West Punjab, which is now in present-day Pakistan, were a refuge in the city of East Punjab. In 1966 the city was declared as the capital of Punjab and Haryana. Being situated between both the states, Chandigarh was declared as Union territory, which comes under the direct control of the Central Government.

Culture Traditions and Cuisine of Chandigarh

Most of the people living in Chandigarh are from Punjab. The culture of this city showcases a distinct Punjabi overtone in it. The blend of two opposite forces actually forms the culture of a cosmopolitan city. On the one hand, people love dancing and partying whereas on the other hand they are also very hardworking and are well established in their chosen field. The people of Chandigarh are warm and open-hearted with friendly nature.

The majority of the locals of Chandigarh speaks in the native dialect that is Punjabi. The official language is English. The script of the language is Gurumukhi which has a close similarity with Hindi in its oral form. So even if you don’t know Punjabi, you will understand the language and find it easy to communicate. Besides this, Hindi is also another popular language. Youth generally speaks English Punjabi or Hindi Punjabi.
Generally, men wear trousers and shirts, and women wear a Salwar suit, saree, and traditional Patiala suit. People of Chandigarh love music and dance. Bhangra is a traditional dance that is popular throughout the country. People also love to do theatre besides dance and music.

Cuisine of Chandigarh

The food of Chandigarh is well known for its good taste and richness. The nourishing, delicious food of the city will bring you closer to this lively city. Generally, pure Punjabi food is famous throughout Chandigarh, which includes wheat made huge rotis, Paranthas dipped in ghee, and butter naan is some of the staple food of Chandigarh. The main characteristics of Chandigarh food include butter, ghee, makkhan (cheese), without which the meal is incomplete.

Locals love to have various kinds of Parathas in breakfast made out of flour/wheat stuffed with a different vegetable. Aaloo ka Paratha, Methi ka Parantha, Punjabi lachha Parantha, Chole Kulche is savored as breakfast. You will fall for classic Punjabi non-veg dishes such as tandoori chicken and kababs.

Punjabi vegetarian dishes are Dal makhani, Makki Di Roti, Baingan Ka Bhurta, Palak Paneer, Stuff vegetable paranthas. Non-veg Punjabi dishes are Butter Chicken, Haryali Chicken, Rogan Josh, Fish Tikka, Seekh kabab, Beef Karahi etc.

Chandigarh Weather and best time to Visit


Language Spoken

Hindi, English

Chandigarh Map


Places to Visit Chandigarh


Chandigarh has emerged as one of the favourite tourist destinations among travellers. During the trip, the famous Chandigarh tourist places are Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, Government Museum, and Art Gallery. Some other places that come as major Chandigarh travel places are Shankar’s International Doll Museum, The Capital, Sector -17 Plaza and many more.

Sukhna Lake:

One of the famous picnic spots among the locals and one of the famous Chandigarh tourist destinations. It is a 3 km long lake, where you can enjoy water activities such as boating, Yachting etc.

Rock Garden:

A unique garden that is made out of industrial and domestic wastes. It was established as an open-air exhibition. It is open all days from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Government Museum and Art Gallery:

The museum has a great collection of Pahari and Rajasthani miniature paintings with stone made Gandharan Sculptures.

Best Time to Visit Chandigarh


Summers here is generally hot and dry. This weather extends from mid of March to mid of June. The best time to visit Chandigarh is post-monsoon, from August to November.

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Getting In Chandigarh

BY AIR
BY ROAD
BY RAIL

By Roadways:

Knitted bus routes are offered to you, and some major stations to reach Chandigarh are Manali, Mohali, Jaipur, Delhi, Amritsar, Gurgaon etc.

By Railways:

Chandigarh Railways Station is approx 8 km from the city centre. The railways connect Chandigarh with different cities of India.

By Airways:

Chandigarh airport is located approx 12 km from the main city. Various commercial flights like Indigo, Air India connects you with different cities of India.

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You will love your Chandigarh trip, and our Chandigarh travel guide will help you out to explore the city and Chandigarh tourist destinations. 

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