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Chandigarh

The dream city of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, it got its approval in March, 1948. The foundation stone of the city was laid in 1952. Le Corbusier conceived the master plan of Chandigarh as analogous to human body, with a clearly defined head (the Capitol Complex, Sector 1), heart (the City Centre Sector-17), lungs ( the leisure valley, innumerable open spaces and sector greens), the intellect (the cultural and educational institutions), the circulatory system (the network of roads, the 7Vs) and the viscera (the Industrial Area). The concept of the city is based on four major functions: living, working, care of the body and spirit and circulation. Today, it is the best planned city in the country and famous for its unique architecture not only in planning but in designing of Govt. Buildings, Parliament House and recreational areas.

Area 115 Sq. Km.
Population 10,55,780 (2010)
Altitude 350 M (1150 ft)
STD Code 0172
Rain Fall 1125 mm (July to September)
Location 760 47' 14E 300 44' 14N

Climate:
It has cold dry winter, hot summer and sub tropical monsoon. Mid March to Mid June are hot summer months with average temperature of 25 to 37⁰C of low and high. On a dry spell, the temperature rises up-to 44⁰C. Winter months of December and January record 23⁰C high and low of 4⁰C.

Places of Interest :
Govt. Buildings, Vidhan Soudha, Rock Garden, Rose Gardens, Sukhna Lake, Chandi Devi Temple, Pinjore Gardens (near Kalka), Shopping complexes and Gardens.

Traveling to Chandigarh :
By Air : There are daily flights to Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Jaipur, Jammu, Mumbai and Srinagar.

By Train :
Chandigarh has train services to Delhi, Shimla, Amritsar, Ambala, Kalka, Howrah, Agra, Varanasi, Bhiwani, Haridwar.

By Road: Delhi (250 km), Shimla (118 km), Ambala (50 km), Amritsar (264 km), Mandi (210), Manali (320), Pathankot (238 km), Pragpur (175 km), Renuka (123 km), Dharamshala (270 km), Dehradun (205 km), Haridwar (229 km), Karnal (125 km)

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