The manifestation of a dream actualized by Le Corbusier, Chandigarh lies at the foothills of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas and is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature. The city, apart from being a Union Territory, also serves the capital of two states of India – Punjab and Haryana. With broad, clean, tree-lined roads, modernist architecture, leisurely pace of living, mouth-watering food and nearness to the hills, the city attracts tourists from all over the world. Chandigarh is a model for urban planners because of its alluring parks, calm lakes, innovative gardens and a world-class cricket ground. It is a rich, prosperous, spic and span, green city - rightly called “The City Beautiful”.
Chandigarh, the dream city of India was planned by the French architect Le Corbusier and is known as one of the best experiments in urban planning. The city has a pre-historic past. It was in the ancient past, a wide lake ringed by a marsh. The fossil remains found at the site indicate a variety of aquatic and amphibian life. About 8000 years ago it was also known to be home to the Harappans.
The city’s airport is connected by flights from major cities like Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai
Chandigarh, the terminus of Northern Railway, is a major railway station connected to several important cities in India
Chandigarh is connected by excellent highways to all places in India. It also offers state-run buses and luxury coach services to many cities
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