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Chandigarh: – The Union Capital of Chandigarh is known as the capital city of Haryana and Punjab. It is the first planned modern city of India designed by French architect Le Corbusier. As a union territory the city is ruled by Union Government.  It was declared as a Union territory on 1 November, 1966. The city was named after ‘Chandi’ the mother goddess of power. It was the dream city of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru the first prime Minister of Independent India. Chandigarh is a city with highest per capita income.

The roads of Chandigarh is surrounded by trees and it is the third highest forest cover in India. It has cold dry winter, hot summer and Sub Tropical Monsoon, the weather is generally dry over here.  Chandigarh has beautiful temples, Mosques, Gurudwara and Church. People of Chandigarh speak Hindi and Punjabi and mixture of both. Chandigarh has rich culture and tradition and people are very loving and broad minded. The police is Chandigarh is very cooperative and helpful. It is the first city which went smoke free and smoking in Chandigarh is strictly prohibited if public places.

Top places to visit in Chandigarh

  • Pinjore Garden
  • The rock Garden
  • Chandigarh Rose Garden
  • Leisure Valley
  • International Dolls museum
  • Teeraced Garden
  • Chattbir Zoo
  • Museum and Art Gallery
  • Sukhna Lake
  • Cactus Garden
  • National Gallery of Portraits
  • Chandi Devi Temple
  • Garden of Fragrance.

Chandigarh is one of the Greenest cities in India. Its lakes, gardens, parks and Museums increase its glory and make it an ideal place to spend your holidays.

Country India
Languages spokenEnglish, Hindi, Punjabi
Currency usedINR
Area (km2)114

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