Chandigarh to Delhi
via NH 44
Chandigarh – A Well-Planned Cityscape
Chandigarh is a Union Territory & capital of Punjab & Haryana. It is also known as the first planned city of India. The city was designed by Swiss-French modernist Architecture, Le Corbusier. Chandigarh is a truly modern city of India, located at the foothills of Shivaliks. This beautiful city got its name from the temple of ‘Chandi Mandir’. The city is famous for its planned design & architecture. Chandigarh offers several attractions & sightseeing places to national and international tourists. If you are planning your trip to Delhi, you can go by train, air or road. There are several travel companies offering travel options to Delhi by bus, tempo traveller or SUV. But for a safe and hassle-free journey, it is better to go with a trustworthy company like Meru. Meru offers outstation cabs from to different cities of India like Jaipur, Shimla, Amritsar, Delhi, Mumbai, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Zirkapur, Chennai, Lucknow and other states like Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kolkata etc. People can book from many travel options. If you are on holiday, choose a one way option or a two way trip option. Meru also offers cars like Innova Crysta & Ertiga. Simply choose, your location and hire a cab with a driver and begin your journey towards Delhi at the cheapest rate. Chandigarh’s most visited place is the monumental ‘Capitol Complex’ which is also designed by Le Corbusier. It is located in sector 1 and spread across an area of 100 acres. Palace of Assembly, Secretariat building and High court are the main buildings in the area. Other four monuments include Tower of Shadows, Geometric Hill, and Martyrs Hill & Open Hand Monument. The Capitol Complex is considered Le Corbusier’s most spectacular work. Sukhna Lake is another popular recreation spot among photography enthusiasts. Located near Shivalik Hill, it is a man-made lake created in the year 1958. Tourists can enjoy the boat ride, relax & enjoy a walk in nature. It also hosts the Asian Rowing Championships. Boat rides here costs between Rs 50 -100. Solar Cruise, Trampoline Jumping are some of the activities carried here. ‘Rock Garden’ is another must-visit tourist point. It is a sculpture garden spread across 40 acres of the open-air exhibition hall. Artists from all around the world come to see the unique place. The garden was opened in 1976. The garden is divided into three phases, each phase having a different installation. All the sculptures here are made from urban, industrial waste & was founded by Nek Chand Saini. It is open from 9 am to 6 pm and has a nominal entry fee. Government Museum and Art Gallery is another prominent museum in Punjab, which is home to artefacts, paintings and sculptures. It was also designed by architect Le Corbusier and established in 1947. In sector 16 lies the ‘Rose Garden’ which houses 32,500 varieties of trees and 825 varieties of flowers. Also called ‘Zakir Hussain Rose Garden’, it is spread over 30 acres and is one of Asia’s largest Rose gardens.