Includes general and specific information like History, Art & Culture, Weather, Festivals, Gardens, Life style, Map, list of Gurudwaras, Temples, Masjids, Churches and other religious places etc., related to Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Punjab and Haryana.
The name of the city is derived from Goddess of power known as Shri Chandika. Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh is the only Indian city to have been designed and planned by a single architect – Le Corbusier. Infact, this was to be the first planned city of India. It was built in 1953. It is administered by the Central Government and is hence classified as an Union Territory. Chandigarh is famous for its wide roads and spacious residential colonies and is an excellent base for specialised sightseeing. Chandigarh is surrounded by Shiwalik Hills.
Chandigarh Art & Culture
People of Chandigarh speak in Punjabi or Hindi -- or a combination of the two. Chandigarh differs from many other cities of the region in that it has attracted people from throughout the India. Most of the people in Chnadigarh are service people.
Chandigarh enjoys an extreme climate with hot summers (March to June) and chilly winters (November to February). The monsoon season, though pleasant in the evenings, is very humid during the daytime. The best season to visit Chandigarh is autumn (August to November), when the weather is pleasant, neither too hot, nor too cold.
Important distances from chandigarh to various places like Shimla, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Kasauli, Nangal Dam, etc.
People of Chandigarh were accustomed to a casual and leisurely lifestlyle which has now gradually changed to a fast and busy one. People are peaceful friendly and broad minded. This reflects in the fact that Chandigarh has now become a trendsetter in fashion.
Apart from traditional religious festivals of India, people of Chandigarh enjoy many local festivals like 'Festival of Gardens', 'Mango Festival', 'Teej', 'April Fools Day', 'The Chrysanthemums Show', etc.
In Chandigarh mainly North-Indian languages are spoken. People of Chandigarh speak in Punjabi or Hindi or English - or combination of all.
However, People from nearly all parts of India comes to Chandigarh, so all kind of languages are spoken in Chandigarh.
Chandigarh boasts of large number of beautifully maintained gardens. Chandigarh has the distinction of having world acclaimed Rock Garden. Some of other famous gardens of Chandigarh are 'Leisure Valley', 'Zakir Rose Garden', 'Terrace Garden', etc.
Chandigarh Religious Places
People of Chandigarh are secular in nature. They believe in celebrating almost all the festivals with proper rites and rituals. Some of the famous religious places in and around Chandigarh are 'Mansa Devi Temple', 'Saketri Temple', 'Gurudwara Nada Sahib', 'Gurudwara Baoli Sahib', 'Jama Masjid', 'Protestant Church', 'Catholic Church', etc.
Chandigarh Sports Facilities
Chandigarh provides all types of sports activities. The Chandigarh Administration runs many well equipped sports complexes, sports clubs and hostels. The city is well equipped to cater to player's need in sports like swimming, athletics, tennis, sailing, gyms, football, cricket and golf, etc.
Chandigarh Jogging Tracks
Chandigarh boasts of large number of well maintained jogging tracks. On any day, early in the morning, fitness buffs of all age groups can be seen walking, jogging, and performing yoga or vigorous exercises at various gardens in the city.
Chandigarh have few top class museums. The Government Museum possesses the large collection of arts objects, paintings, sculpture and decorative arts. Infact, it possesses second largest collection of the world famous Gandhara Sculptures after Lahore.