Chandigarh, India

HISTORY

Chandigarh: A modern architecture marvel

Chandigarh is a dynamic and vibrant city on the border of the North Indian states of Punjab and Haryana. it is one of the earliest planned cities of independent India. Pt.Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister, dreamt of a city which would become the face of modern India and with the famous French Architect, Le Corbusier’s unparalleled imagination and detailed execution, Chandigarh came into existence.

Known as City Beautiful, Chandigarh represents a unique mix of greenery and concrete. The wide roads are lined with trees and plants, making it one of cleanest cities in India.

Being the capital of both Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh houses a Capitol Complex which includes the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Punjab and Haryana Secretariat and Punjab and Haryana Assembly, Open Hand, Martyrs’ Memorial and Geometric hill are otheer famous landmarks designed by Corbusier.

Tourist attractions abound in Chandigarh. Sukhna lake, an artificial lake is right in the city itself. Nek Chand’s Rock Garden made out of discarded waste material is a wonder in itself. Zakir Hussain Rose Garden with more than 50,000 rose bushes of 1600 species is the largest rose garden in Asia and a must visit.

Chandigarh along with its satellite cities Mohali( Punjab) and Panchkula(Haryana) collectively form the Tricity. For sports enthusiasts, the PCA Stadium in Mohali and Chandigarh Golf Course provide a place to hang out.

Chandigarh is considered one of the safest cities of India. It’s proximity to the hills, having one of the highest per capita incomes and happiness indexes in India, has made it a favourite with tourists.

This city is fast gaining favour with medical tourism as well for the following reasons:-

  1. World class hospitals with amazing infrastructure.
  2. A conducive climate as compared to other parts of the country.
  3. A pollution free environment.
  4. A very urbane populace.
  5. Good connectivity with all major cities ( has an International Airport as well).