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Chandigarh is a city and union territory in India that serves as the capital of two states, Punjab and Haryana . The name Chandigarh translates as "The Fort of Chandi". The name is derived from an ancient temple called Chandi Mandir, devoted to the Hindu goddess Chandi, in the city. It is also referred to as The City Beautiful due to its beautiful surroundings, central grid of gardens, each to dedicated to different species of flora. he city of Chandigarh was the first planned city in India and is known internationally for its architecture and urban design.The city was reported in 2010 to be the "cleanest" in India, based on a national government study. Chandigarh is located near the foothills of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas in northwest India. It shares its borders with the states of Haryana in the east and Punjab in the north, west and south.

Latitude 30� N
Longitude 76� E

Must See

Capitol Complex
Rock Garden
Rose Garden
Kansal & Nepli Forest
Sector 17 Plaza
Government Museum and Art Gallery
Museum of Evolution of Life
The Hidden Valley
Terraced Garden
Bougainvillea Garden
Leisure Valley�
Pinjore Gardens
Botanical Garden
Children Traffic Park
Shanti Kunj
Smriti Upavan
Punjab Kala Kendra
Museum of the Evolution of Life
National Gallery of Portraits
Garden of Fragrance
Hibicus Garden
Topiary Park
Child Art Gallery
The High Court
Rajendra Park
Yadvinder Garden, Panchkula
Mansa Devi Temple, Panchkula
Nada Sahib, Panchkula
Cactus Garden, Panchkula

Popular Food

Makki di Roti
Sarson ka Saag
Dal Makhni
Dal Handi
Punjabi Chhole
Palak Paneer
Kadai Paneer
Shahi Paneer
Stuffed Vegetable Punjabi Parantha
Baingan da Bhurtha
Punj Ratani Dal
Butter Chicken
Tandoori Chicken
Punjabi Lachha Paratha
Chicken Tikkas
Amritsari Fish
Sheer Korma
Reshmi Tikka
Malai Tikka
Pork Pickle
Amritsari Fish
Tandoori Fish
Fish Tikka
Chicken Biriyani
Lamb Biriyani
Keema Naans
Roh Di Kheer

Things to Buy

Handicrafts Items
Tip-Turned-Ip Jutis
Colorful Punjabi Dupattas
Woolen Shawls
Phulkari works

How To reach

By Road: Chandigarh is well connected by road by NH 22 (Ambala - Kalka - Shimla - Kinnaur) and NH 21 (Chandigarh - Leh). Chandigarh is well connected by road and buses provide an important transport link. There are services from various states such as- Haryana, Punjab, Himachal, and Delhi.

By Train: Chandigarh is well connected by rail network by rest of the india. Chandigarh is linked with New Delhi, the National Capital by Rail. The Chandigarh Railway Station is 8 Kms from the city centre in Sector 17.�

By Air: Chandigarh has its own International Airport.