A view of Chandigarh, India

Chandigarh derives its name from the name of a Hindu deity, Chandi, and Garh, which means a fort. At this auspicious place, the construction of the city was commenced in 1952, and the city covers an area of around 114 km2, with a population of around a million. The city is located around 238 km north of New Delhi, the capital of India, and on its northwest, at a distance of 217 km, lies the city of Amritsar, the holiest city of the Sikhs.

To a visitor with discerning eyes for very minute details, Chandigarh would look like a living organism, witch it was planned to be so. The Capitol Complex of Chandigarh located in the northern part of the city is its head; the City Center is the heart; open spaces, gardens and lawns are the lungs; the network of roads and the streets are the artery and the circulatory system; the belt housing the educational and cultural complexes represent the conscious and the intellect; and the industrial estates are the viscera. The city of Chandigarh is a splendid example of modern architecture and town planning.

Chandigarh is a well developed city, and it has the unique distinction to serve as the capital city of two Indian states, namely, the Punjab and Haryana. Both the states are highly developed states of India.

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Hotels and lodgingEdit

There are many hotels in Chandigarh. The following is an illustrative list of some of the hotels. It is always advisable to ascertain about the facilities and amenities including the cost before finalising the booking.

  • Hotel Orange 35 SCO: 301-302, Sector 35-B, Chandigarh, Tel:+91-172-5003333, 5052233, 5007616, E-mail:
  • Hotel Mount View
    Sector-10, Chandigarh – 160 011, Tel: 91-172-2740544,274044,
    Fax: 91-172-2742565, E-mail:
  • Taj Chandigarh

Block No. 9, Sector 17-A, Chandigarh – 160 017 Tel: 91-172-5513000, Fax: 91-172-5514000, E-mail:

  • Chandigarh Punjab

Hotel Aroma: Himalaya Marg, Sector 22, Chandigarh – 160022, Tel: 0172-2700045-48, Fax: 0172-270051,30 Rooms, Rs. 1195-1745 approx

  • Chandigarh Yatri Nivas: Sector 24, Chandigarh – 160 022,

Tel: 0172-2706038/2700050, Fax: 0172-2714061, 64 Rooms Rs. 500-750 approx

  • Hotel Heritage: S.C.O. 467-468, Sector 35-C, Chandigarh – 160 022, Tel: 0172-2602479,2612921, Fax: 0172-601221, 14 Rooms,

Rs. 1190-1490 approx

  • Himanis Residency: S.C.O. 469-70, Sector 35-C,

Chandigarh – 160 036, Tel: 0172-2661070/5, Fax: 0172-2661429, 17 Rooms, Rs. 845-1395 approx

  • Hotel Maya Place: S.C.O. 325-328, Sector 35B, Chandigarh –160 022, Tel: 0172-2600547, Fax: 0172-2660555, 26 Rooms,

Rs. 1395-1895 approx

  • The Piccadily: Sector 22-B, Himalaya Marg, Chandigarh – 160 022, Tel: 0172-2707521-3/2707575, Fax: 0172-2705692, 48 Rooms,

Rs. 2190-9990 approx

  • Hotel President: Madhya Marg, Sector 26, Chandigarh,

Tel: 0172-2791731-33, Fax: 0172-270054, 20 Rooms, Rs. 1730-2495 approx

  • Hotel Park Inn: S.C.O. 433-36, Sector 35-C, Chandigarh, Tel: 0172-2660111/4848, Fax: 0172-2660110, 26 Rooms, Rs. 1295-1550 approx
  • Hotel Park View: Sector 24, Chandigarh – 160 022, Tel: 0172-2706038, 2700050, Fax: 0172-2714061, 87 Rooms,

Rs. 500-1000 approx

  • Hotel Pankaj: Sector 22-A, Chandigarh – 160 022, Tel: 0172-2709891/2/3, Fax: 0172-2386078, 14 Rooms, Rs. 1100-1295
  • Hotel Regency: Sector 35-B, Chandigarh – 160 022,

Tel: 0172-2709891/73, Fax: 0712-26049721, 25 Rooms, Rs. 1395-1895 approx

  • 'Hotel Sunbeam': Udyog Path, Sector 22-B, Chandigarh,

Tel: 0172-2708100-7, Fax: 0172-2708900,57 Rooms, Rs. 1095-2745

  • Hotel Shivalik View: Sector17-E, Chandigarh – 160 017, Tel: 0172-2700001, 2703521, Fax: 0172-2701094, 108 Rooms,

Rs. 2400-5100 approx

  • Hotel Chandigarh Ashok - 4 Star Hotel Chandigarh: on NH 21, Near Chandigarh Airport. +91-172-3000312, +91-3000315 Price: Rs. 3000 - 5000
  • Products/Services: -
  • "Rooms and Accommodation
  • Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Business Center
  • Travel Information
  • Meetings and Conferences
  • Parties and Functions
  • Swimming Pool
  • Lemon Tree Hotel Chandigarh: Located in Plot No. 3, MW Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh, 160002


Chandigarh is one of the very few planned cities of India. It is a new city naturally can not boast of historical heritage. Despite this position, Chandigarh has much to offer to tourists: it presents to them a completely planned city and the city's layout, architecture, and the general environment reveal this pleasant aspect of the city. The city has several places of where visitors may enjoy the REAL chandigarh along with "not to forget the punjabi culture at its best". "sector 17"

  • Rock garden
  • Sukhna Lake
  • Capitol Complex
  • The Open Hand Monument
  • Secretariat Complex
  • The Legislative Assembly
  • The High Court


Maps and transportationEdit

Getting to ChandigarhEdit

Exploring ChandigarhEdit

Practical information and resourcesEdit

  • Currency: Indian Rupee
  • Electric supply: 220 Volts
  • Time zone: Indian Standard Time (IST), which is UTC +5:30
  • Language: Punjabi and Hindi. One can also manage with Simple English.


Chandigarh has many big and small restaurants and they serve foods representing local ethnic cuisine, cuisines from across India, and from many other parts of the world. Depending on your location in the city at a particular moment of time, you may select one among the many restaurants dotting different parts of the city. Some of them noted below:

Indian Restaurants

Khyber (Sector-35) – Mezbaan (Sector-17) - Ghazal (Sector-17) - Mehfil (Sector-17) - Al kareem (Sector-35) - Memorable Moments (Sector-35) - Yellow Chilli (Panchkula) - Bazm Hotel (Shivalikview, Sector-17)

Chinese Restaurants

Chop Stix (Sector-22 & Sector-7) – Mandarin (Sector-17) – Shangrila (Sector-35) - Yo China ( Sector-9) - Yangstse Hotel (Shivalikview, Sector-17) - Magic Wok Hotel (Mountview) - Hong Kong (Sector-11) - Noodle Bar (Sector 26)

Multi-Cuisine Restaurants

Hotel Orange 35(Sector 35)- Connoisseur Hotel Maya Palace (Sector 35) - Rustles (Mountview) - Salad Bar (Sector 17) - Grapevine Hotel Aroma (Sector 22) - Copper Chimney (Sector-26) - Nimantran Food Craft Institute (Sector 42)

Fast Food

Mc Donalds (Fun Republic, Mani Majra) - Pizza Hut (Sector 26 & Sector 35) - Dominoes (Sector-34) - KFC (Sector-8) - Hot Millions (Sector- 17 & Sector-35) - Nirulas (Sector-9)

Coffee shop

Indian Coffee House (Sector17) - Eating House Hotel Aroma (Sector-22) - Round The Clock Hotel (Mountview, Sector-10) - Barista (Sector 17 & Sector 35) - Café Coffee Day (Sector-35)

Bars & Pubs

Blue Ice (Sector-17) - English Garden (Sector-17) – Nibbles (Hotel Maya Palace, Sector- 35) - Wild West Pub (Sector-35) – Cellar (Sector-35) - Silk Lounge (Sector-8) – Athena (Fun Republic, Manimajra) – Lava (Hotel Taj, Sector-17)

South Indian

Sagar Ratna (Sector-17 & Sector-35) – Swagath (Sector-26) – Sundarams (Sector-26) Kartik (Sector-47)

Food Courts

Club City (Sector-17) - Wah Dilli (Panchkula) - Fun Republic (Manimajra)


Monica’s (Sector-8) – Polka (Sector-35) - Cream n Crunch (Hotel Aroma, Sector-22) - National Bakery (Sector-19) - Golden Bakery (Sector-37) - Classic Bakery (Sector-44) - Oven Fresh (Sector 17 & Sector 35) - Hot Breads (Sector-17) - Elevenses (Food Craft Institute, Sector-42)

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