A glimpse from the flight is enough to give a hint of the city of Chandigarh! The grid iron pattern roads, the outstanding public buildings symbolize in every manner, the quality of an ideal city. It is one of the well planned cities of India and is a symbol of perfection. Standing by the foothills of Chandigarh, the beautiful city seems too ornate itself with all the majestic concrete buildings defining its skyline. It has been entitled with the title, “The fort of Chandi” and also has a religious backdrop to highlight.
The city was designed by the famous French architect Le Corbusier who quoted, “The city of Chandigarh is planned to human scale. It puts us in touch with the infinite cosmos and nature. It provides us with places and buildings for all human activities by which the citizen can live a full and harmonious life. Here the radiance of nature and heart are within our reach.
The capital complex in sector one manages to capture people in her charm emphasizing on the boldness of the structures. The secretariat, Assembly and high court built intensify the picturesque of the skyline and amidst all this is the open hand symbolizing token of peace. The85 ft metal structure is not merely an edifice but is a weather cock that symbolizes the direction of the wind. This composition of buildings and the open hand creates the picture perfect image pleasing the senses.
Chandigarh has its own historical background despite being one of the modern cities in the urban context. The other architectural wonders of this place that mustn’t go amiss are the tower of shadows, geometric hill and Martyr’s corner. Sector 17 intrests the shopaholics entertaining them with shopping complexes and a central chowk. Be it the summers or the winters, a walk through the city always is an entertaining and comforting affair. The central chowk consists of sculptures and gardens and emphasize on the necessity of plaza spaces in urban cities.
The Sukhna lake has a vast shore line of 2kms not only attracting tourists but even city dwellers. A visit to Chandigarh is considered incomplete without a visit to the rock gardens. These rock gardens utilize all the plausible raw and waste materials recreating amazing textures and patterns. The muted rocks are personified as various objects enhancing the beauty of the place. Spread over a stretch 12 acres these gardens have a lot to offer and attract tourists from various destinations.
Chandigarh is known for its gardens and a visit to the leisure valley and the rose garden is a must! The rose gardens occupy about 25hectares and is breath taking. A walk in the museums is always amicable.
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