Chandigarh Capital Region (CCR) includes the union (federal) territory (city) of Chandigarh, and its neighboring cities of Mohali (in Punjab) and Panchkula (in Haryana). City of Chandigarh is popularly known as 'The City Beautiful'; and was designed by world renowned French architect Le Corbusier. It serves as the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana.
The city is conveniently connected to the rest of the country by air, road and rail (train) network. Details are provided below.
Chandigarh Train (railway) Station is located about 8 km from the City Centre. Important trains like the Shatabdi (superfast) Express and the Himalayan Queen Service connect Chandigarh with New Delhi and other parts of the country.
The city is connected with New Delhi and other major cities via Grand Trunk Road (National Highway 1 (NH1)), NH21 and NH 22.
|From Delhi||238 KM|
|From Jammu||353 KM|
|From Shimla||119 KM|
|From Amritsar||217 KM|
|From Dehradun||175 KM|
|From Ambala||46 KM|
|From Jaipur||496 KM|
|Chandigarh International Airport||12 KM|
|Chandigarh Railway (Train) Station||15 KM|
|Chandigarh ISBT Sector 17 (Bus Terminal)||9 KM|
|Yadvindra Garden, Pinjore||40 KM|
|New Delhi||255 KM|
|Golden Temple, Amritsar||250 KM|
December is one of the best months to visit Chandigarh-Mohali. The weather can vary from day time average of 23℃ (74℉) to a night time of 9℃ (48℉); so light woolen cloths are advised during evenings and night. Rainy in early part of December is rare but an unexpected light showers are not ruled out.
Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula are modern cities of India. Unlike other tourist destinations in India, the tricity is not steeped in history and heritage. So shopping in tricity is a different experience. Plush shopping malls, swish arcades, posh crowd, elegantly lit fountains, sculptures, and groves of trees - shopping in Chandigarh might be anything but typically Indian. Eateries, coffee houses, bars & pubs keep the shopper delightfully occupied. The main shopping market in Chandigarh is located at Sector 17. In every evening, the place becomes the most happening spot of the city. In the well-stocked shops inside you find a variety of goods, virtually anything under the sun. The city has a number of handicraft emporia, but there is as such no 'traditional' Chandigarhi item to shop. They usually have an assortment of handicrafts and handloom products from neighbouring states. Still, you can look for famous tip- turned-up jootis, the colourful Punjabi dupattas, local woollen wear, and the delicious jams and juices from the Himachal Pradesh, while shopping in Chandigarh.
• Rock garden
• Sukhna lake
• Capitol complex (designed by Le Carbusier)
• Rose Garden