City Heart Hotel Sec 18
S.C.O 27 (Entry Back Side), Sector 18-D, 160 018, India
More about Chandigarh
nek chand the creator of the park
Some of the 'murti' or figures of the rock garden
Travel Tips for Chandigarh
Visit a Local Gurdwara
On our morning in Chandigarh we visited a Sikh Gurdwara in the suburbs of Chandigarh. It was a pretty interesting experience and we were lucky enough to be accompanied by a local who showed us around and explained all about the Sikh religion and introduced us to the head people of the Gurdwara. At the back there were also rooms that travellers can stay in free of charge, the Sikh faith is very accommodating.
When you enter a Gurdwara you are expected to cover your head for males and females and if you do not have anything available you can borrow a scarf at the entry (as I did). You will then leave your shoes and can enter the prayer hall. There were also people readng the Guru Granth Sahib (or Sikh Holy Book).
An appropriate place to have a look around seeing as Chandigarh is the capital of the Punjab and the heartland of the Sikh community.
High Court Museum
There is a small museum behind the High Court which details the history or law and order in the state of Punjab and includes a court room used in Lahore before partition in 1947.
Admission is free.
A lot more than meets the eye
"Great place to unwind"
Chandigarh is the dual capital of the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana. It is located about 250 km from New Delhi, on way to Himachal Pradesh.
I have had a love-hate relationship with this city. I used to find it very dull, boring and somewhat lifeless in my younger days. Today it is one of my favourite cities ... I am not sure whether the city just grew on me or I just got older and started appreciating the finer things in life - like some peace and quite :)
This is the only city in India that gives you a sense of order, a sense of calm - it completely lacks the essential chaos that pervades every aspect of life in India. It is also the youngest city in India, designed by the famous French architect Le Corbusier in the early 50s.
It may not offer much to a traveller in terms of history and culture, but is definitely worth a stop over if you are heading towards the hills of Himachal Pradesh.
There is something about this city that is hard to describe ... I always come back feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after a trip :)
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