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Chandigarh Tourism Overview

About Chandigarh

Chandigarh is a serene township & a union territory in India. It was born in the year 1966 & serves as the capital city to the states of Punjab and Haryana. Owning the sobriquet of 'City Beautiful', the etymology of Chandigarh means the 'Fort of Devi Chandi', a manifestation of Goddess Parvati. Due to its environment and cleanliness, Chandigarh has emerged as a popular tourist destination.


Perched in the murky foothills of Shivalik Range, Chandigarh is hoisted at 1150 feet above the sea level and sprawls across an area of 114 sq. km. It was one amid the planned cities in the post-independence era. The urban design of Chandigarh was planned by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. The geographical location of Chandigarh classifies its climate as subtropical. The average temperature during summers reaches 37° C on an average and drops down to 7° C during the winter season on an average. The 'City Beautiful' receives an adequate amount of rainfall during the monsoons.


There are numerous tourist attractions in Chandigarh that are frequented by many. The eminent tourist places in Chandigarh include the names like The Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake, Parrot Sanctuary, Leisure Valley, Morni Hills and the Capitol Complex. These places also promote Chandigarh tourism in India.


The majority of populace in Chandigarh is monolingual & speaks Punjabi, Hindi and English.


Area :

114 km²

Population :

960,787

Currency :

Indian Rupee

Language(s) :

Punjabi

Time Zone :

UTC+05:30

Best Time to Visit :

Mid-August to November

Capital’s Calling Code :

+91 172

Temperature : Summer - Max: 44oC Min: 37oC

Winter - Max: 14oC Min: 4oC

The Campus : Pierre Jeannerret designed the University Campus under the general guidance of the legendary Le Corbusier. The use of exposed bricks and natural surroundings is beautiful. Parks and pools and verdant greenery have enhanced the beauty of the whole campus.

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