Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India, with architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. As the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh it is a prestigious city. The face of modern India, Chandigarh, is the manifestation of a dream that Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru envisaged and Le Corbusier executed.
Serenity and a city are two diametrically opposite concepts, which however, get belied in the ‘City Beautiful’. Chandigarh is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature’s preservation. It is here that the trees and plants are as much a part of the construction plans as the buildings and the roads. India’s first planned city, is a rich, prosperous, spic and span, green city rightly called “ THE CITY BEAUTIFUL ”.
As the capital of both Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh is a principal northern city with a strong postcolonial identity. Blending modernist architecture with central-European chic and traditional culture, this green metropolis draws visitors in with its landscaped gardens, thought-provoking museums, and rich history.
Besides being a city beautiful in India, Chandigarh is a fashion hub which makes shopping in the city exciting. Right from shopping at the world-renowned designer brand to designer boutiques and street shopping, you can get your hands on a number of things at great deals. From handicrafts to furniture, from clothing to craft items and more, Chandigarh will let the tourists buy a lot of things to take back home.