Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Chandigarh – A City with Myriad Beauty

Far from the maddening stressful life of the cities, Chandigarh is an ideal getaway from Delhi. From pulsating vibes to pristine view, Chandigarh offer everything to please the tourists. India’s first planned city Chandigarh provides a perfect holidaying option, here one can recharge his batteries and spend quality time with family.

Situated in the foothills of Shivalik hills, Chandigarh is known for its scenic surroundings and modern architecture. The city offers excellent avenues for outings and enjoyment with the family. Quiet and peaceful, Chandigarh is engulfed in green environs.

Chandigarh the combined capital of the states of Haryana and Punjab makes a gateway to the Himalayas and most adored tourist places like Shimla and Chail. The city has enough of sites and sound to captivate the visitors. Chandigarh’s main attraction Rock Garden, is the brainchild of Nek Chand and attracts millions of tourists every year. An outstanding work of art, the rock garden has been created by using waster material. With his imagination, Nek Chand has given the artistic twists to waste material to create a magnificent setting.

Besides the rock garden, Chandigarh has a number of other gardens including the famous Rose Garden. Other big draws of the city are the Chrysanthemum Garden, The Bougainvillaea Garden, Fragrance Garden, Shanti Kunj and Terrace Garden. All these gardens offer plenty of options, and one can easily spend close to a week exploring these gardens.

Sukhna Lake, situated close to the Shivalik hill draws thousands of visitors every day. Whether for a family picnic or boating, Sukhna lake is a perfect place. Capital Complex, Open Hand, Museum and Art Gallery, Chandi Mandir and International Dolls Museum other attractions of Chandigarh.

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