Pinjore Gardens are one of the oldest Gardens in Northern India. The Gardens are laid out on seven terraces. The main entrance opens to the highest terrace and from there you can descend to the other levels. Located on the various levels are water fountains and flower gardens. There is even a snack/coffee shop nicely situated near the fountains on the second terrace.
Le Corbusier's vision
Chandigarh, the City Beautiful, is the capital of two states: Punjab and Haryana. However, administratively, the city is not under the jurisdiction of either state. The city derives its name from Chandi Mandir, a temple of goddess Chandi, located in nearby Panchkula District of Haryana. The word Chandigarh literally means "the fort of Chandi".
Chandigarh has two sister cities, Panchkula and Mohali. Sometimes, the triangle of these three cities is collectively called as the Chandigarh Tricity.
The rude shock on landing chandigrh is the3-wheeler auto, which starts with an earthquake. We stayed at the UT Guest house in sector 6, chandigarh, guests of the governor of Punjab, courtesy Khaleel.
Well Khaleel is extremely talented artist, his works are opulent canvases of trees, craggy rocks, flowing waters against a panoramic view of vividly hued skies, etched in refined detail displaying remarkable depth and clarity. His large canvas at the UT Guesthouse is like looking out of a window at a picturesque view....pic above
Have a look.. http://www.khaleelart.com/Default.aspx
Government Museum & Art Gallery
Opened in 1968, this museum and art gallery is located next door to the City Museum in sector 10. It houses magnificent Gandhara period stone sculptures, prehistoric fossils and artifacts, Hindu statues, cloth and miniature paintings, decorative arts, coins and modern art.