Local Attractions

A list of local attractions within the Chandigarh area can be found here

About Chandigarh


Chandigarh is undoubtedly the best planned city of India. True to its age, this 60-year-old city is a young and bubbly city. Chandigarh was created as the new capital of the Indian part of Punjab after the state lost its earlier capital, Lahore, due to partition of India in 1947. The city was designed and conceptualized by French architect, Le Corbusier, and is widely believed to be the manifestation of a dream of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister.


Chandigarh is a modern city that represents a fusion of serenity and liveliness. The tricity of Chandigarh, with Panchkula on the east and Mohali on the west, is home to some 2 million souls. Yet, one can never miss beautiful tree-lined boulevards, exotic gardens and architectural wonders that dot the city’s landscape. Nested at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, the city is blessed with great weather that has characteristically warm summers and mild winters.


One could spend a lifetime and yet keep re-discovering the charm of this city. No wonder, it’s called the City Beautiful. So, is this a perfect city? Well, this beautifully written article on BBC certainly thinks so (http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20151211-is-this-the-perfect-city).


Join us at EDAPS 2018 and explore the UNESCO world-heritage architecture, gardens, lakes and cuisine of Chandigarh


UNESCO World Heritage – Capitol Complex


Sukhna lake



Nek Chand’s Rock garden


Mughal era – Pinjore gardens


Asia’s largest Rose garden


The Shivaliks – Home to British era hill stations, Buddhist monasteries and Ski resorts


Mouthwatering Punjabi cuisine