|Area : 114 sq. km.
Climate : During summers, Chandigarh experiences very hot climatic conditions while the winters are pretty mild. During monsoons, the city witnesses moderate to heavy rainfalls.
Minimum : 4° Celsuis
Maximum : 42° Celsuis
Best Season to Visit : The best time to visit Chandigarh is between September to March. The pleasant climatic conditions can help tourists visit various sightseeing spots.
Language : Hindi, Punjabi & English
Introduction : The first well planned city in India, Chandigarh is a beautiful blend of modern architecture, artistic monuments and nature conservation at its best. Designed by a French architect and urban planner, Le Corbusier, Chandigarh which is home to historic sites, verdant gardens and ancient monuments is one of the most beautiful cities in India.
Places of Interest:
The city of Chandigarh which is popularly known as the ‘Garden city of India’ boasts of beautiful and well maintained gardens. From the world famous Rock Garden, which is designed out of the waste material to the Rose Garden, Asia’s largest Rose gardens which houses over 50,000 rose trees are a must visit destinations.
Mansa Devi Temple :
This famous holy shrine in Panchkula which is situated at a distance of about 8 kms from Chandigarh is often visited during Navrati festival. This temple is dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi, a form of Shakti i.e. strength.
Saketri Temple :
This temple which is situated at a distance of 20 kms from the city of Chandigarh is visited by thousands of devotees during the Mahashivrati Festival.
Gurudwara Nada Sahib :
This temple is of prime importance for the Sikhs as their tenth Guru- Guru Gobind Singhji along with his followers rested in this temple after having fought with the Mughals. Every month on a full moon day, thousands of devotees visit this holy shrine.
Chhatbir Zoo :
Spread over 202 acres of land, Chhatbir Zoo situated 17 kms from Chandigarh houses Royal Bengal Tiger, fishes, reptiles and multicolored birds. Tourists can take a closer look of the rare wild animals and spend their entire day having fun.
The other major attractions include :
• Bhakra Nangal Dam
• Anandpur Sahib
• Fathegarh Sahib