|Chandigarh, designed by the French
architect Le Corbusier, is the capital of the Indian states
of Punjab and Haryana. Though Simla was chosen as temporary
headquarters, the need for a permanent capital, resulted in
the birth of a new city at the foothills of the Shivalik hills.
Chandigarh, then became the new capital of Punjab and Haryana.
But the administration of the capital itself was neglected,
which was solved, by making it a Union Territory under the Central
Government on 1 November 1966.
Rock garden, a famous tourist spot, is an architectural wonder,
covering an area of 6 acres. It was built by Nekchand Saini,
with multicoloured pieces of stones and other discarded objects.
Sukhna Lake is an artificial lake, spread over an area of
3 sq. kms. Boating facilities are available here, and walking
around the perimeter of the lake is a very refreshing experience.
Museum-cum-Art Gallery is another marvellous place to see.
It houses an extensive range of paintings and sculptures by
contemporary Indian artists, as well as a collection of old
Indian miniatures of the Mughal, Kangra and Rajasthani school.
Access by Air :
Chandigarh can be easily reached through airways. There are
daily flights that connect the plush city of Chandigarh from
the capital city of Delhi.
Access by Rail :
Likewise regular trains connect to the city of Chandigarh
from Delhi. One can enjoy the most comfortable and fastest
ride in the Shatabdi Express from Delhi.
Access by Road :
Highways connect the city of Chandigarh with the major cities.
Regular bus services are available as efficient means of transport
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