CHANDIGARH is the capital of two states Punjab and Haryana, and the Union Territory of India. It is a prestigious and appropriately known as the Green City of India. Chandigarh is the first planned city in India, with architecture, environment and clearing. Chandigarh is also know as one of the beautiful city of India because of its Eco- friendly environment. The name Chandigarh derives from the temple of “Chandi Mandir” located near to the city. The deity ‘Chandi‘, is the goddess of power of and the word ‘garh’ means fort laying next to the temple, hence the name become “Chandigarh-The City Beautiful”.Chandigarh is also a very safe city in India, With the lowest crime rates.Other places to visit near Chandigarh are Mohali and panchkula.
Attraction of Chandigarh: One of the main Attraction of Chandigarh is its rods, classified in accordance with their functions and Surrounded by green trees. A complete integrated system of seven roads are designed to ensure efficient traffic circulation. The intersect at right angles, forming a grid or network for movement. While designing the roads architect keep is mind that the residential areas should segregated from the noise and pollution of traffic.
Tree plantation and landscaping has been an integral part of Master Plan. Twenty six different types of flowering and Twenty tow species of evergreen trees have been planted along the roads, in parking areas, shopping complexes, residential areas and in the city parks.
There are more than 15 parks in Chandigarh and some of the famous parks are Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, Government Museum and Art Gallery.About 2000 acres are meant for development of parks in Chandigarh. Pinjore gardens, Government Museum and Art Gallery are major tourist attractions of Chandigarh. Sukhna Lake hosts a variety of ducks and geese, and attracts migratory birds from parts of Siberia and Japan in the winter season.A parrot sanctuary located in the city is home to a variety of bird species.
Architecture of Chandigarh is one of the most significant urban planning experiments of the 20th century.It is also the site of some of his greatest architectural creations.The main shopping and commercial center of Chandigarh is Sector 17. This vast commercial complex is a pedestrian’s paradise with four main piazzas meeting at a ‘chowk’. Showrooms , departmental stores, eateries, coffee houses, bars and pubs keep the visitor fully engrossed.
Chandigarh has a humid subtropical climate characterized by a seasonal rhythm: very hot summers, mild winters, unreliable rainfall and great variation in temperature. In winter, frost sometimes occurs during December and January.Best season to visit Chandigarh is September to March.
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