Visit the planned city of Chandigarh and see a different side to India. Shop in air-conditioned malls or enjoy relaxing in the peaceful parks and gardens. Enjoy the best food and drink in the region and visit the galleries and museums of this fascinating urban experiment.

Chandigarh is the state capital of both the Punjab and Haryana regions, but it is also a separate Union territory. Construction of the town began in 1952, according to plans by Swiss architect Le Corbusier, who envisaged a city that symbolized India’s future. Walk through the wide streets and notice how clean, ordered and prosperous the city is. While the straight lines and neatly clipped greenery may not be to everyone’s taste, it is certainly a dramatic contrast to India’s other cities.

Make sure you visit the famous Rock Garden. It was started in 1958 by former civil servant Nek Chand, who built a small sculpture garden from pieces of broken ceramic and glass. The garden has since expanded to cover around 20 acres (8 hectares). Explore the grottos, marvel at the colorful sculptures and lose yourself in this remarkable wonderland.

Other attractions include the attractive Rose Garden and Sukhna Lake at the foot of the Himalayas, where you can walk along the paths or relax with a picnic.

Getting around Chandigarh is easy, as areas are divided into numbered sections with good bus links. If you want to shop and eat, head to Sector 17, a short ride from the hotels in Sector 22.

Fly into Chandigarh Airport or catch a fast train from Delhi. Away from India’s traditional bustling markets and noisy crowds, Chandigarh lets you experience another side of this fascinating country.

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Gardens, Rowing and Jungles

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Where to stay in Chandigarh

Sector 22
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Sector 22

Sector 22 is a welcoming neighborhood.

Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar
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Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar

Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar is a welcoming neighborhood.

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Top Hotels in Chandigarh

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hyatt Regency Chandigarh
5 out of 5
178 Industrial and Business Park, Chandigarh
$71/night
Jul 25 - Jul 26
4.4/5Wonderful! (208 reviews)

"I like the counter services but room services and amenities were average"…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Hyatt Regency Chandigarh
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JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh
5 out of 5
Sector 35B, Dakshin Marg, Chandigarh
$98/night
Jul 27 - Jul 28
4.5/5Wonderful! (258 reviews)

"All the public areas are beautiful and well maintained, the rooms and bathrooms are specious. However, the room can use some updating and detail cleaning. I got a room on the top floor, the staff recommended this room for the views from this room but, when I open the window coverings the windows ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh
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Taj Chandigarh
5 out of 5
Block No.9, Sector 17 A, Chandigarh
$85/night
Aug 12 - Aug 13
4.2/5Very Good! (206 reviews)

"very good Location. Could do with update and improve the wifi."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Taj Chandigarh

Popular things to do in Chandigarh

Sukhna Lake
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Sukhna Lake

After a day exploring Chandigarh's bustling streets, take a stroll around this man-made lake that attracts artists, fishermen and boaters.

Rock Garden
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Rock Garden

Wander this magical sculpture garden, which was born from a dumping ground, and admire the abstract and wonderful statuettes that were created from recycled waste.

Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park
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Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park

This sleek modern complex serves as a cradle for information technology and innovation in Chandigarh. 

Top activities in Chandigarh

Chandigarh City tour (Pickup from Hotel)
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Chandigarh City tour (Pickup from Hotel)

$51

Chandigarh day tour covers the best of Chandigarh Rock garden Pinjore Garden and more 100 percent guaranteed Pickup from city center hotel. We have 0 miss since 2012 Navigers rep will come and pick you from hotel and take you for sightseeing Rock garden Elante Mall - One of the most hype place in Chandighar to enjoy the evening.

2 Days Shimla tour package from Chandigarh
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2 Days Shimla tour package from Chandigarh

$130

Day 1-In the morning we will pick you from your hotel/ airport at Chandigarh and your drive continue towards Shimla. Shimla is the capital of northern Indian state Himachal in the foothills of Himalayan. This city is also famous as the summer capital of India during British time in India.

Same Day Trip to Shimla from Chandigarh
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Same Day Trip to Shimla from Chandigarh

$29

The former summer capital of the British India, and the present capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla has been blessed with all the natural bounties which one can think of. It has got a scenic location, it is surrounded by green hills with snow capped peaks.

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