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  1. Child Art Gallery

    Child Art Gallery
  2. Government Museum and Art Gallery

    Government Museum and Art Gallery
  3. International Dolls Museum Chandigarh

    International Dolls Museum Chandigarh
  4. Museum of the Evolution of Life

    Museum of the Evolution of Life
  5. Punjab Kala Kendra

    Punjab Kala Kendra
  6. Chandigarh Botanical Garden

    Chandigarh Botanical Garden
  7. Bougainvillea Garden

    Bougainvillea Garden
  8. Kansal & Nepli

    Kansal & Nepli
  9. FunCity

  10. Thunderzone

  11. Butterfly Park

    Butterfly Park
  12. Chattbir Zoo

    Chattbir Zoo
  13. Bamboo Valley

    Bamboo Valley

Chandigarh (Union Territory) is the capital of both neighboring states of Haryana and Punjab. The city is not part of either of the two states and is governed directly by the Union Government, which administers all such territories in the country. It is dream city of India's first Prime Minister, Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru, was planned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier.

Chandigarh is bordered by the state of Punjab to the north, west and south, and to the state of Haryana to the east.

Chandigarh derives its name from the temple of "Chandi Mandir" located in the vicinity of the site selected for the city. The deity 'Chandi', the goddess of power and a fort of 'garh' laying beyond the temple gave the city its name "Chandigarh-The City Beautiful".

Chandigarh 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. In 2015, a survey by LG Electronics, ranked it as the happiest city in India over the happiness index. The metropolitan of Chandigarh–Mohali–Panchkula collectively forms a Tri-city, with a combined population of over 2 million.

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International Dolls Museum Chandigarh
International Dolls Museum Chandigarh

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In and Around Chandigarh

Quick Facts

Population :1.055 million

Languages :English, Hindi, Punjabi

Currency : INR

Pincode :160xxx

Time Zone : UMT + 05:30

Altitude :350 Meter

STD Code :+91 172-xxx-xxxx

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Your trip to India is incomplete if you have not...
  1. Danced to a punjabi number
  2. Tasted the spicy street food
  3. Picked up a local Rajasthani dress and jutti (footwear)
  4. Tried an ayurvedic full-body massage
  5. Watched a classical dance performance
  6. Taken a train

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