Chandigarh (UT)

State: Chandigarh (CH) Statehood: 01 November 1966 10232 Views

Chandigarh is a city located in the northern region of India, and serves as the capital of the states of Haryana and Punjab. It is also a Union Territory, meaning it is governed directly by the federal government of India. Chandigarh is widely regarded as one of the most well-planned cities in India. It was designed by the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier in the 1950s, and is known for its modernist architecture, wide boulevards, and green spaces. The city is divided into sectors, each with its own distinct character and purpose.

One of the most famous landmarks in Chandigarh is the Capitol Complex, which includes the Legislative Assembly, the High Court, and the Secretariat. The complex is known for its unique design, which features a series of concrete structures with distinctive shapes and angles. Another notable attraction in Chandigarh is the Rock Garden, a vast outdoor sculpture garden created by artist Nek Chand. The garden is made up of thousands of sculptures created from recycled materials such as broken glass, ceramic tiles, and discarded electrical fittings.

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