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ChandigarhIndia

India’s first planned city is a fascinating spot to visit, with its wide boulevards, manicured gardens and one of the country’s most popular attractions.

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.

Where to stay in Chandigarh

Top Hotels in Chandigarh

JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh
JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh
5 out of 5
Sector 35B, Dakshin Marg, Chandigarh, Punjab
The price is $97 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Located in the heart of Chandigarh, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bird Sanctuary and Sector 17. Elante Mall is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.

4.5/5Wonderful! (332 reviews)

"Staff were amazing and attentive. Property is in a good location. Only problem was no quiet relaxing bar space - only the sports pub which was playing obnoxiously loud x-rated hip hop music...."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh
Hyatt Regency Chandigarh
Hyatt Regency Chandigarh
5 out of 5
178 Industrial and Business Park, Phase I, Chandigarh
The price is $81 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Elante Mall, CII Convention Centre, and Bird Sanctuary. Sector 17 and Sukhna Lake are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (274 reviews)

"Despite difficult times, the hotel works very well and staff are well trained and focused on guests."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Hyatt Regency Chandigarh
Taj Chandigarh
Taj Chandigarh
5 out of 5
Block No.9, Sector 17 A, Chandigarh, Punjab
The price is $88 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Situated in a state park, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Government Museum and Art Gallery and Sector 17. Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (226 reviews)
Taj is always Taj

"Good staff, excellent service and food. Enjoyed our stay. Fantastic post Covid safety and hygiene"…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2020

Taj Chandigarh
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Vacation Rentals in Chandigarh

Malik's Villa Menage
Malik's Villa Menage
2.5 out of 5
603, sector 16 D, Chandigarh

Located in the heart of Chandigarh, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Panjab University and Sector 17. Rock Garden is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

Malik's Villa Menage
2 BHK Penthouse With Open Terrace
2 BHK Penthouse With Open Terrace
Kharar, Punjab
The price is $25 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Situated in Kharar, this vacation home is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from North Country Mall and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Gurudwara Sri Amb Sahib. Sector 17 and Punjab Cricket ...

2 BHK Penthouse With Open Terrace
Fabulous Large Row House in Best Location
Fabulous Large Row House in Best Location
Chandigarh, Chandigarh
The price is $85 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

Situated in Chandigarh, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Government Museum and Art Gallery and Sector 17. Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake are also within ...

Fabulous Large Row House in Best Location
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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