Located at the foothills of Himalayas is the city of Chandigarh that is known the world over for its loud lifestyle and composed environment. The city is one of the most famous destinations among travelers due to the fact that a number of road trips start from Chandigarh.
A unique flavor of authenticity and modernity is running through the veins of this city. With a vibrant Punjabi culture and lush-green surroundings, Chandigarh will cast a spell on you and will leave you forever enchanted.
What Chandigarh has to Offer?
Fondly referred to as the City Beautiful, Chandigarh has something for everyone. Whether you like nature, adventure, parties or food, the city will never disappoint you. Here are a few things that Chandigarh has to offer:
Being a modern city, Chandigarh does not have many historical sites, however, 3 of its monuments have now placed themselves in the UNESCO heritage list. These are the Open Hand Statue, the Shadow Tower and the Fateh Burj.
Being the Capital of the states of Haryana and Punjab, Chandigarh is a hub of cultural activities. The dance forms of Bhangra and Gidda are quite popular in the city and you can catch people dancing at the beats of dhol.
Chandigarh is a benevolent place full of greenery. The city houses a number of parks like the Rock Garden, Pinjore Garden, Japanese Garden and Rose Garden. Sukhna Lake is another beauty waiting for you in the City Beautiful.
The city serves you with the spicy Chole Bhature, the mouth-watering Butter chicken and the crispy samosas.
The people of Chandigarh love to go for drives and even have an entire route dedicated for a drive. This is known as Geddi Route (Drive Route). The route is built around the leisure valley, a concert ground and has a mini replica of the Eiffel Tower.
Chandigarh is the starting point of the most sought-after road trip in the world, Chandigarh-Leh. Besides Leh, you can drive to Amritsar, Kasauli, Shimla, Jaipur, etc. Each of them is a unique experience in itself.
Stroll around the streets of sector 17 or go to the Elante mall and We are Punjab mall to satisfy your inner fashionista. The traditional Phulkari and Punjabi suits are the glories of Chandigarh.
Chandigarh houses a number of clubs and pubs where you will find some of the finest beers in the world. If you are not a party lover, you can drive around the Geddi Route.