Chandigarh is India’s first planned city built in the early 1950s by the internationally renowned architect Le Corbusier. This pulsating city provides an ample of tourist destinations. It was the dream city of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru who had proclaimed Chandigarh to be "unfettered by the traditions of the past, a symbol of the nation's faith in the future." Chandigarh stands at the foothills the Shivalik ranges. The city is in stark contrast with the modern generation and rapid industrial development. It is strategically divided into 57 blocks or sectors. The main complex is the “Capitol Complex” which includes the State Secretariat, Assembly and High Court building. In the contemporary times, tourism in Chandigarh is on peak. The reservoir of places to see in Chandigarh is very large.
Chandigarh city boasts of several beautiful gardens which are treat to the eye. The famous Rose and Rock garden of the city are the foremost destinations for tourists to have scenic beauty. The art and culture of the city is incredible in the nation. The city is also a destination for thousands of devotees of Hindu and Sikh religions.
The city’s pollution-free air, the short distance, the wide tree lined boulevards and avenues, lakes contribute to making Chandigarh a charming place for residents and visitors. The Nehruvian idealism at its core is in stark contrast to the industrial development on the outskirts. 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. India’s first planned city, is a rich, prosperous, spic and span, green city rightly called “The City Beautiful”.