Much like its predominant population of Punjabis, Chandigarh exudes liveliness, vibrancy and warmth. A cear sky and fresh, pollution-free air play gracious hosts into this city, which overwhelms visitors with its natural undulations
Chandigarh appears to many oddly similar to the countryside in the West with its architectural beauty, wide avenues, self-contained sectors and innumerable green patches. This peaceful city has a boisterous face too, unveiled by the young trendsetting fashionistas strolling down Sector 17, and frequently held events and stimulating bhangra performances. This well-planned city—where modernization and nature's preservation co-exist in harmony—was a dream envisaged by Jawaharlal Nehru post the 1947 Partition and conceived by the famous French architect Le Corbusier. There cannot be a better place than Chandigarh if you and your family wish to get away from the cacophony of life, and still stay linked to urbanization. Besides a great set of people, this city has plenty to offer—from manicured lawns to sheer architectural brilliance. A trip to Chandigarh will be considered null and void if you do not include its many themed gardens that together comprise the Leisure Valley in your itinerary. In the serene environment of this verdant trail, you can enjoy a picnic with your family or friends and indulge in fitness activities, such as jogging, walking, cycling, yoga or meditation. A boat ride at Sukhna Lake can also be an enriching experience offering an insight into the region's bird life. In complete contrast to the city's tranquil side, the much-acclaimed Sector 17 of Chandigarh is a haven for shopaholics, as it is home to all major Indian brands, including some high end ones, retail outlets and handicrafts emporiums from different states. This market also has some of the best restaurants in the city where you can gorge on delectable fare from across the globe—ranging from Punjabi and South Indian to Chinese and Continental. Other marketplaces that you can explore include Sector 22, Sector 35 and Manimajra. If you have a penchant for events, be a part of Chandigarh Carnival, Mango Festival and other such festivities that are organized in the city at different times of the year. Chandigarh boasts an efficient local transport system, comprising buses, taxis, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws, which makes traveling within the city a hassle-free affair for you. The bus service, managed by the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU), is a quick and economical way to travel; however, if you seek comfort, go for air-conditioned taxis that are available at your doorstep on call. For shorter distances, you can opt for an auto or cycle rickshaw.If you are traveling to the city in your own vehicle, please note that traffic violation calls for heavy penalty in this city. So don't forget to wear helmets and use seat belts. Always fix the price beforehand before getting into an auto rickshaw, as it is unlikely for them to run on a meter
Chandigarh is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights.
Airports: Chandigarh Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Chandigarh from other major cities of the country..
Railway Station(s): Chandigarh