Chandigarh, derives its name from a temple Chandi Mandir in the vicinity of the site selected for the city (deity Chandi, goodess of power), and a fort or ‘garh" beyond the temple, called Chandigarh. It is twin capital of the northern states of Punjab and Haryana. It lies in the valley surrounded by Shiwalik Hills that hem the great Himalayas. Besides the architectural beauty that abounds in every corner of the city, the wide tree-lined avenues, rolling green scapes, clubs, shopping centres & numerous other places provide captivating experience. It is a gateway to many hill stations & tourist destinations. There are the beautifull hill stations of Kasauli, Chail & Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, just a few hours drive from the city.


Area 114 km²
Languages Spoken Punjabi
Best Time to Visit August to November.


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. he name of the city is derived from Goodess of power known as Shri Chandika whose temple is on Chandigarh- Kalka Road. The temple is known by the name of Chandi Mandir.


Chandigarh is well connected by road to most parts of North India. It is 260 kms from Delhi.

By AIR :
Chandigarh is connected to Delhi and Mumbai by daily flights.

The railway station is 7 km away from the city center. Superfast trains connect Chandigarh with Delhi. Chandigarh is also a stop on the Delhi/Kalka trains.