Chandigarh also known as the city beautiful famous for its clean and green environment situated in the footsteps of the Shivalik Hills the first planned city under the guidance of the late Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and the French architect Le Corbusier. Let’s discuss about some Places to Visit in Chandigarh.
Chandigarh has always been in the limelight due to its calm and serene atmosphere as well as its artistic monumental attractions & hillstations justifying its name as the city beautiful – Chandigarh
Some of the Places to visit in Chandigarh are as follows:
A man-made lake situated in sector 1 of Chandigarh famous for its breathtaking view and greenery offering an escape from the mundane concerns of everyday life, wide jogging pathways for the fitness enthusiast and walkers. In addition to it Sukhna Lake offers a wide range of activities In addition to it, Sukhna Lake offers a wide range of activities and experiences like boating, Solar cruise a trampoline park, and a children’s play area enticing every age group making it the perfect picnic spot for a weekend getaway. It’s a delight to the eyes of tourists capturing the beauty of it which is not just a reservoir but a home to a variety of migratory birds.
Garden of Silence:
The Garden of Silence located at the end of the lake is a meditative place aesthetically build up area with a spectacular statue of Buddha placed amidst it , crafted to calm the mind and offer solace to the body
Rock Garden being one of the best Places to Visit in Chandigarh, is a garden created by Nek Chand is one of a kind created out of waste in the most mesmerizing and unique artistic way giving an end product of the most aesthetic arrangement of vivid forms sculptures, pathways, and archways a blend of nature and culture to it’s best
Le Corbusier Center is known as to be the heritage building of Chandigarh “capital complex” located at sector 1 , Chandigarh comprising of the three major institutions, the secretariat the high court, and the legislative assembly and the official emblem of Chandigarh the open hand symbolizing the spirit of the city open to give, open to receive.
Government museum and art gallery Chandigarh located in sector 10 of Chandigarh which traces the heritage and outline of the ancient and medieval India showcasing collectibles sculptures paintings, art objects, manuscripts, contemporary artwork
Indian air force heritage museum situated in sector 18 of Chandigarh on the premises of the government printing press is a museum dedicated to the legacy of the Indian air force in warfare. which exhibits virtual reality and interactive displays providing a real-time flight experience the, air force artefacts, aero engines, weapons, cock pit , holographic experience of aviation and flight simulation one of the most anticipated experience for visitors offering them an intrinsic know how of how things are for the aircraft personnel
As well as visitors can witness the progression of the Indian aircrafts towards modern jets and can have a introspective view towards the changes that took place over the period of time. In addition to it the heritage museum has curated an art gallery dedicated to our war heroes and famous operations displayed through wall murals, life size paintings and models of decommissioned aircrafts, helicopters and sculptures.
Aircrafts on display includes: The Hawker Hunter, MiG-21, Sukhoi Su-30
Models of weapons on display: the Pralay missile, Smart Anti Airfield Weapon, Brahmos (aerial version), Hammer Air to Surface Missile, Laser Guided Bomb, and Astra missile are displayed in a row.
Chandigarh being the most popular planned city of India definitely live up to its name “Chandigarh the city beautiful” comprising itself with all aspects of beautiful gratifications and artistic values added to it in the most subtle and outstanding way possible encompassing itself with the clean and green environment, holding up an aesthetic mirror to the past and future, creating an ecosystem of balance and abundance.