Chandigarh, the capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, was designed by the Swiss-French modernist architect, Le Corbusier. His buildings include the Capitol Complex with its High Court, Secretariat and Legislative Assembly, as well as the giant Open Hand Monument. The nearby Rock Garden is a park featuring sculptures made of stones, recycled ceramics and industrial relics. The city has one of the highest per capita income in the country. The city was reported to be one of the cleanest in India based on a national government study. The union territory also heads the list of Indian states and territories according to Human Development Index.

Tourist Places

1.Rock Garden 2.Zakir Hussain Rose Garden 3.Sukhna Lake 4.Government Museum and Art Gallery 5.Open Hand Monument 6.Chandigarh Capitol Complex 7.International Dolls Museum 8.Le Corbusier Center 9.High Court Museum 10.Japanese Garden 11.Shanti Kunj Park 12.Butterfly Park 13Terraced Garden 14.Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary 15.Gurudwara Sri Amb Sahib Patshahi Satvi 16.Terrace Garden 17.Doll Museum

Most Visiting Places

1.Behlana 2.Chandigarh 3.Daria 4.Khuda Alisher 5.Mani Majra 6.Mauli Jagran

How to Reach

By Road: Chandigarh has the largest number of vehicles per capita in India. Wide, well maintained roads and parking spaces all over the city ease local transport. The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) operates public transport buses from its Inter State Bus Terminals (ISBT). CTU also operates frequent bus services to the neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and to Delhi. By Train: Chandigarh Junction railway station lies in the Northern Railway zone of the Indian Railway network and provide connectivity to all the regions of India and some major Indian cities. It provides connectivity to eastern states with link to cities like Kolkata, Dibrugarh, southern states with trains to Visakhapatnam, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore and Kollam, western states with trains to Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Mumbai, central states with trains to Bhopal and Indore other northern states with trains to Lucknow, Amritsar, Ambala, Panipat, Kalka, Shimla and Pune. By Air: Chandigarh Airport has scheduled commercial flights to major cities of India including Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Leh and Srinagar. The airport has international flights to Sharjah and Dubai.

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