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.
On a daily basis there are approximately 0 flights that operate at Chandigarh Airport. Jet Airways, JetLite and SpiceJet are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Chandigarh through train. Chandigarh is one of the most popular train stations in Chandigarh. On an average about 52 trains pass through Chandigarh on a daily basis. Ambala to Chandigarh, Panipat to Chandigarh, New Delhi to Chandigarh are some of the most popular routes to Chandigarh with 103, 56, 48 trains weekly respectively.
By road Chandigarh is surrounded by Kharar, Rupnagar, Sirhind Fatehgarh Sahib which are 7.85 km, 21.86 km, 24.46 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.
Chandigarh has a total of 157 hotels.
There are 157 hotels in Chandigarh with the popular ones being Taj Chandigarh, Lemon Tree Hotel Chandigarh, Hometel Chandigarh, JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh, Hotel Rajshree, Park Plaza Chandigarh etc.
Looking for hotels around Chandigarh airport? Currently, there are 14 hotels near the airport with popular ones being Aloft Chandigarh Zirakpur, Hotel Sun Park, Regenta Central Ashok by Royal Orchid Hotels, Best Western Maryland Zirakpur etc.