Chandigarh Cricket Holidays & Tours
Imagine your perfect city. For the people of India, Chandigarh comes close.
Chandigarh was designed by the Swiss-French modernist architect, Le Corbusier. His buildings include the Capitol Complex with its High Court, Secretariat and Legislative Assembly, as well as the giant Open Hand Monument. The nearby Rock Garden is a park featuring sculptures made of stones, recycled ceramics and industrial relics. Chandigarh, a union territory that is the capital of both Punjab as well as Haryana, is an ideal definition of the word ‘city’. With a culture, that includes instances of both traditional Punjab as well as modernity, Chandigarh’s food and gedi culture (a leisure drive or ride the city) is something that everyone knows of!
Nicknamed the City Beautiful, it was primarily designed by the world-renowned architect Le Corbusier and commissioned following independence from Britain. Like many post-World War II projects it may lack the character of older cities. But it abounds with gardens and sculptures and definitely feels different from other Indian cities. You’ll find the usual plethora of tasty eateries and shopping opportunities but Chandigarh seems greener and less polluted.
Chandigarh highlights include the serene Sukhna Lake, fed by spring water from the hills and home to the colourful Mango Festival during Monsoon season. Leisure Valley is a reclaimed strip of land encompassing the city’s prized Rose Garden. While no Chandigarh visit is complete without a trip to the Open Hand. This 26m high sculpture, which represents peace and reconciliation, is dramatically framed by the Shivalik Hills beyond.