Sunday, 13 December 2015

Chandigarh - The City Beautiful!

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In a recent blogging campaign, Tata Motors asked bloggers to write about their favourite city in terms of design, technology and connect, and the moment I read the theme I knew which city I was going to gush about - none other than Chandigarh, the city beautiful!

Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India,with world-renowned design and architecture and a healthy and beautiful quality of life. As the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, and the face of modern India, Chandigarh, is the manifestation of a dream that Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru envisaged and legendary French architect Le Corbusier executed.

Certainly one of the best cities in India, it is neatly planned and divided into sectors which are nicely connected to one another. Adding to that, every sector has a park and a shopping street with plenty of greenery all around. Along with the neighbouring cities of Mohali and Panchkula, it is known as the tricity, though it's difficult to tell where the boundary of one ends and another begins. India’s first planned city, it is a rich, prosperous, spic and span, green city rightly called - The City Beautiful!

Serenity and a city are two diametrically opposite concepts, which however, get belied in the 'City Beautiful'. Chandigarh is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature's preservation. It is here that the trees and plants are as much a part of the construction plans as the buildings and the roads.

Chandigarh is well connected to almost every small and big town in northern India. It is also conveniently located within motor-able distance from a number of major cities of north India. National Highways 21 and 22 run through the city. Near perfect road condition and breath-taking views on either side of the road offers a pleasant drive. So the next time you are planning a trip to the mighty mountains up north, make sure you explore Chandigarh too - and you would sure agree that this pretty city is different from the rest of the country - cleaner, greener and beautifully planned! And if you don't know already, there's a lot to explore here - from the serene Sukhna Lake to the intriguing Rock Garden, from the pretty gurudwaras to the lovely Rose Garden, from museums and art galleries to pubs and bars, Chandigarh has something of interest for all kinds of visitors.

This post is a part of Tata Motors' #madeofgreat campaign in association with Indiblogger.