I have been to Chandigarh many a times but this time I ensure to walk the city and spread the word about digitally.
After having launched Delhi Walks my love for this beautiful city has grown.
The first planned city of India, Chandigarh has grown into something new and amazing. A place where each destination and each place you visit is a marvel in itself. The city holds the honor of being the capital of the states of both Punjab and Haryana and itself is a union territory. This modern marvel and symbol of growth and prosperity in India is the result of the of the dream of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru and the eminent Swiss architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier.
The more I say about this city, would be less and it’s simply impossible for me to describe this city beautiful in mere words. It’s a classic exemplar of the amalgamation of modernization and nature’s preservation. Each and every monument, building, roads and even the trees and gardens are a part of the plan for the construction of Chandigarh. The foundation stone of this city was laid in 1952 and since then it has grown and more and more beautiful and exemplary.
The astounding Rock Garden is a personification of innovation and creativity. It’s an open-air exhibition hall, Rock Garden is spread over an expanse of 64 acres and the most unbelievable thing is that the whole garden is composed of wonderful and creative art work made out of urban and industrial wastes. The Nada Gurudwara, where Guru Gobind Singh ji stayed and comforted Nadu Shah during the war time will bring you nothing but peace and tranquility. One would just love to sit in the campus of gurudwara and lose oneself in the calmness and the aura of the surroundings.
Chandigarh is much more than we think we know and I have personally experienced it. The city is more and more appealing no matter how many times you have visited the place. You will always find something that will touch your heart. The city will always have something to give you and that is what it symbolizes through its open hand monument. A city which is always open to give and receive.