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CHANDIGARH

Situated at the foothills of the Shivaliks (the first of three parallel chains of the Himalayas), Chandigarh is the India’s first planned city. Chandigarh is best travel hub for travel northwards to the hill resorts of Chandigarh Kulu,Rock Garden Chandigarh, Chandigarh Sightseeing Tour Manali, Dharmashala and Dalhousie. Chandigarh is located 270 km north of Delhi. The name of the city is derived from the Goddess of power known as Shri Chandika whose temple is on Chandigarh-Kalka Road. The temple is known by the name of Chandi Mandir. The temple is believed to be an ancient site and has a major religious significance for Hindus. Chandigarh originated in 1953 and today serves as the capital of two states, i.e. Punjab and Haryana. It is administered by the Central Government and is hence classified as a Union Territory. 

Location: Located in the fringes of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas in Northwest India. It shares its borders with the states Haryana in south and Punjab in the north.
Languages spoken: English, Hindi and Punjabi 
Best time to visit: September till March

Access: 

By air : The civil air terminal at Chandigarh is 12 kms away from downtown. Chandigarh is air linked to New Delhi, Amritsar and other important Indian cities. Indian airlines, domestic airline of India and Jet Airways are providing air services.


By train : Chandigarh is linked with its principal gateway by train. Chandigarh railway station is 8 km from the city centre in sector 17. Trains like Shatabdi express and Himalayan queen provide connections to New Delhi daily. Chandigarh is very well connected to other major Indian cities also by train. 

By road : Chandigarh has an amazing network of roads. The national highways number 21 and 22 are the main roads connecting Chandigarh with the rest of the country. It is also the gateway to the state of Himachal Pradesh which has many hill stations like Kasauli, Chail and Shimla within a few hours. 

Sightseeing tour of ChandigarhRose Garden Chandigarh, Chandigarh Travel Package
There are not many sites of historical importance in Chandigarh as this is one of the most modern cities in the country. A most important site in the city is the Rock Garden, the place that has been captured by millions of cameras. Rose Garden is another important landmark and a part of Leisure Valley, a garland of gardens that ornaments the city. Government Museum and Art Gallery displays some important stone sculptures of ancient India.
 
* Cost of Sightseeing Tour of Chandigarh :  USD 45 per car

Cost includes chauffer driven air-conditioned medium car (2 pax) and currently applicable government service tax. 

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