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Chandigarh Map

Chandigarh Map  
*Chandigarh Map showing major roads, railways, national highway, tourist attaraction, hotels, hospitals, etc


Formation Year:                 November  1, 1966

Location:                             North India

Capital:                                Chandigarh

Largest city:                         Chandigarh

Number of Districts:          1

 Area:                                    114 sq km

Population:                          1,055,450

Sex Ratio:                             818 F/1000 M

Density:                                9258/sq km

Literacy:                               86.42%

Official Languages:             Punjabi, English

Located in the northern part of India, Chandigarh is the most unique city of India because of its different official status; Primarily, Chandigarh is the capital of two north Indian states namely Haryana and Punjab and it has special status of Union Territory, which is directly governed by central government (represented through a governor).
Secondly, this is the first city of India, which is planned post independence; the city is planned by Le Corbusier. However, most of the government buildings and other residential houses are designed collectively by Chandigarh Capital Project Team, which is administered by Jane Drew, Pierre Jeanneret, and Maxwell Fry.
Thirdly, under the list of HDI (Human Development Index), it is one of the most developed cities of India. And, last but not the least; it has been awarded as the cleanest city of India in the year 2010.
Geographically, positioned nearby the foothills of the Sivalik Range of the Lesser Himalaya, Chandigarh has a humid subtropical climate classified into: very hot summers, mild winters, unreliable rainfall with great variation in temperature. It shares its boundary with Punjab and Haryana. Further, it is very close to Himachal Pradesh.

Tourism in Chandigarh
Because of various parks and attractions, the city is more popularly known as “The City of Garden.” The city Chandigarh is not only beautifully designed and pollution free, but it is also ranked number one because of having the highest per capita income.
Likewise, there are many fascinating points that attract tourists most including lake, gardens, etc. listed below:

  • Sukhna Lake
  • Rose Garden
  • New Lake (located in Sector 42)
  • Rock garden (built by Nek Chand Saini, there are hundreds of made up of rocks)
  • Leisure valley (located in Sector 10)
  • Open hand monument
  • Garden of Silence
  • Cactus Garden
  • National Gallery of Portraits
  • Garden of Fragrance
  • Le Corbusier Centre
  • Capitol Complex
  • Government Museum and Art Gallery
  • International Doll Museum
  • Butterfly Park


    State Animal:                                 Indian Grey Mongoose

    State Bird:                                        Indian Grey Hornbill

    State Tree:                                       Mango tree

    State Flower:                                   Dhak Flower

    Indian Grey Mongoose Indian Grey Hornbill Dhak Flower Mango tree