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About Chandigarh

Chandigarh,the dream city of India's first Prime Minister, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, wasplanned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier. Picturesquely located atthe foothills of Shivaliks, it is known as one of the best experiments in urbanplanning and modern architecture in the twentieth century in India.

Chandigarhderives its name from the temple of "Chandi Mandir" located in thevicinity of the site selected for the city. The deity 'Chandi', the goddess ofpower and a fort of 'garh' laying beyond the temple gave the city its name"Chandigarh-The City Beautiful".

Thecity has a pre-historic past. The gently sloping plains on which modernChandigarh exists, was in the ancient past, a wide lake ringed by a marsh. Thefossil remains found at the site indicate a large variety of aquatic andamphibian life, which was supported by that environment. About 8000 years agothe area was also known to be a home to the Harappans.

Sincethe medieval through modern era, the area was part of the large and prosperousPunjab Province which was divided into East & West Punjab during partitionof the country in 1947. The city was conceived not only to serve as the capitalof East Punjab, but also to resettle thousands of refugees who had beenuprooted from West Punjab.

InMarch, 1948, the Government of Punjab, in consultation with the Government ofIndia, approved the area of the foothills of the Shivaliks as the site for thenew capital. The location of the city site was a part of the erstwhile Ambaladistrict as per the 1892-93 gazetteer of District Ambala. The foundation stoneof the city was laid in 1952. Subsequently, at the time of reorganization ofthe state on 01.11.1966 into Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pardesh, the cityassumed the unique distinction of being the capital city of both, Punjab andHaryana while it itself was declared as a Union Territory and under the directcontrol of the Central Government.


                                                          Tourist Places

         - Botanical Garden                    - Gandhi Bhawan      - Govt. Museum & Art Gallery 

         - International Dolls Museum     - IT Park                  - Museum of Evolution    

         - Rock Garden                          - Rose Garden          - Sector 17 Plaza

         - The Hidden Valley                  - War Memorial

Important Contacts

Phone: 91-172-2700054
E-mail: chdtourism123@gmail.com
Website: www.chandigarhtourism.gov.in

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