British Airways reveals its top August 2011 holiday destinations
British Airways has revealed its top holiday destinations for travellers still wanting to get away…
Chandigarh is one of the most beautiful and well-planned cities in India. The city was designed by the famous French architect and planner Le Corbusier Over the years Chandigarh has earned the impressive title of ‘City beautiful’ due to its lovely gardens, planned roads, and amazing architectural creations. There are many tourist attractions in Chandigarh, which are important for tourism in Punjab
Rock garden is an amazing example of the fusion of innovation and artistry. Urban and industrial waste has been utilized to make beautiful sculptures and statues depicting a fantasy world in this garden. Tourists marvel at the palaces, temples, and statues of people and animals made out of broken china, glassware, building materials, and boulders. It is the most popular among the places to visit in Chandigarh, and attracts many tourists every year.
This man-made reservoir offers a wonderful opportunity to soak in the fine ambiance of the city. Tourists can enjoy the scenic view of the distant mountains while boating in the traditional boats designed like the shikaras of Kashmir. The lake is also full of swans and other birds. Sunset as seen from the lake is a splendid sight.
The Capitol Complex
The capitol complex is the location of the major administrative buildings of the states of Punjab and Haryana. The main buildings located in this complex include the Legislative assembly, the high court, and the secretariat. The complex is a brilliant example of contemporary architecture. The open hand monument is a beautiful work of art adorning this complex.
Kalka, An important railway station for going into Himachal Pradesh, is located at 25 km from Chandigarh. The place is also the last point of the toy train running from Shimla.
A beautiful hill resort situated 45 km from Chandigarh. Lies in the Ambala district of Haryana. The hills combine the best of a tranquil hill resort with several adventure and sporting opportunities. The hills, being in the lower reaches of Shivalik Range, are an ideal base for rock-climbing, trekking, and adventure sports. The hill station has a cool climate and offers you irresistible natural vistas and stunning views.
Take cheap flights to Chandigarh, Chandigarh has retained a laid-back feel, the people are friendly and it’s relatively safe. There are some great little hideaways ranging from simple stylish small hotels and Portuguese mansions. It’s good value, too; eating out is cheap and seafood is abundant. Combine this with the warm sunshine, and it makes an ideal winter getaway.