Chandigarh Rose Garden

Chandigarh Rose Garden

India is home to some amazing cities, each one of which has its own flavor and something unique to offer. While most people like escaping the cities and taking off to hill stations and holiday resorts amidst nature, there are some cities which are amazing holiday destinations by themselves. One such city is Chandigarh in north India. Here are 5 reasons why you must visit Chandigarh at least once in your lifetime.

Architecture and Design

 

Chandigarh is one of the very first planned cities of India. Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier designed the master plan of the city, and till date, its architecture and design are considered to be one of the best in India.

Capitol Complex – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Spread over 100 acres, the Capitol Complex is the best place to witness the best architecture in Chandigarh. With three buildings, three monuments and a lake, the complex has enough to keep you in awe. In 2016, the complex was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Base to Manali and Leh

The road from Manali to Rohtang Pass, the valley of Spiti and Leh - Himachal Pradesh, India

Chandigarh is located near the foothills of the Shivalik range. As such, it is a popular base for visiting hill stations like Shimla, Manali and even Leh in Jammu and Kashmir. Many riders like starting their Ladakh bike trip from Chandigarh.

Cleanliness

Chandigarh also happens to be one of the cleanest cities in India. It often features in top spots of ‘cleanest cities’ lists. It is refreshing to see the amazing maintenance of the city while many other major centers of India are still struggling with it.

Festivals of Chandigarh

ramlila

Chandigarh hosts some really cool festivals that give you a sneak peek into the region’s culture. Navratri is a great time to visit Chandigarh on account of the amazing Ramlila events held here. The Mango festival held at Sukhna lake during the rainy season is also a big draw.

Do you need more reasons to visit this marvelous north Indian city?