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Chandigarh, Punjab

The name of the city is derived from Goddess of power known as Shri Chandika whose temple is on Chandigarh-Kalka Road. After India's independence Punjab became a state without a capital and thus Chandigarh was made the capital of Punjab. This was Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's Dream City of modern India. This is the first planned city of India. Developing day by day it has became a well developed city and welcomes everyone with all its warmth and love to give you an experience you never forget.

History :-
Chandigarh was born out of the country's partition in 1947 when it lost Lahore, the erstwhile capital of composite Punjab. To fill up this vacuum, Chandigarh was selected to be the capital. It is the first planned city of India. The responsibility for the design was given to the French architect Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and along with a number of Indian architects Chandigarh, the present capital, came into existence at the foothills of the Shivaliks. It was built in 1953 and serves as the capital of two states, i.e. Punjab and Haryana but is administered by the Central Government and is hence classified as an Union Territory.

Chandigarh at a Glance :-
General Information


69.63 sq km


304 mts


Summer : Max 44ºC, Min 23ºC.

Winter : Max 24ºC, Min -1.7ºC


111.4 cm


Hindi and Punjabi


October to March

Festival :-There are many festivals which are celebrated in Chandigarh i.e.

The Festival of Gardens :-
This festival is also known as rose festival and is celebrated at rose garden in the month of February or beginning of March. It is for the nature lovers. Several varieties of Roses are on display at the Rose Garden. Initially called the Rose Festival it intended to encourage people to walk through the Rose Garden and enjoy the sight of the colorful roses.

Baisakhi :-
It is the first day of the New Year of the traditional Punjabi Calendar. It celebrates the wheat harvest, and it is the main festivals for Sikhs as this is the day of foundation of Khalsa.

Many more festivals are celebrated such as The Mango Festival, April Fool's Day, Teej and many more.

Best Season :-
The best season to visit Chandigarh is autumn, i.e., from August to November, when the weather is pleasant, neither too hot, nor too cold.