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AN INTRODUCTION

Chandigarh offers a rich fare of places of tourist interest within short intra-city distances, amidst a clean environment.

ROCK GARDEN - Chandigarh has the distinction of having world acclaimed Rock Garden. It consists of art objects made from industrial and urban waste. It is the first one of its kind in the World.
SUKHNA LAKE - This man-made Lake is situated in the foothills of Shivalik Range and offers an ideal place for quiet communion with Nature. It also offers boating and other water sports facilities.
ARCHITECTURE - A grand success in the annals of modern architecture.
LEISURE VALLEY - A lesser known aspect of Chandigarh is that it is one of the few cities of the world with well planned landscaping. An 8 km linear park runs through the city.
MUSEUM & ART GALLERY - It has the largest collection of the world famous Gandhara (Buddhist) Sculpture after Lahore. It has also large number of miniature Indian paintings.
CULTURAL & THEATRE SHOWS - It has a large number of auditoriums, some air-conditioned & some open air. The City boasts of 6 art galleries.
ROSE GARDEN -The largest Rose Garden in Asia, it is spread over an area of 27 acres and has more than 17,000 plants representing some 1,600 varieties of roses as well as several fountains.
OTHER GARDENS -Chandigarh-lives. It breathes. Botanical Garden, Terraced Garden, Fitness Trails and Hibiscus Garden, Garden of Fragrance
PARKS - Tree plantation & landscaping is an integral part of the city's Master Plan. Smriti Upavan, Topiary Park, Bougainvillea Park, Rajendra Park, Shanti Kunj, Children's Traffic Park
FORESTS & TREES - Chandigarh has 3245 hectares under forest and most of it is hilly. On the city outskirts towards the hills is a reserve forest, a walk through which is very enjoyable & rewarding.
CITY CENTRE - Biggest shopping centre, a juxtaposition of cuboid building blocks and open spaces. In the evenings shoppers and tourists, enjoying sit on the steps of the "dove of peace" spout,
CONFERENCE FACILITIES - The City with excellent convention & conference facilities, in recent years, has become venue for various International/National conferences and exhibitions.
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS -Chandigarh has institutions for all streams like Panjab University, P.G.I., Punjab Engineering College, Govt. College of Arts, GMC, College of Arch. It boasts of being the best centre for education in the region.
SPORTS FACILITIES - Chandigarh provides its residents splendid facilities for all types of sports activities. Many international & national level competitions are held here. There is a Cricket Stadium, Astro Turf Hockey Stadium, CLTA, Golf Courses.
 
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