Chandigarh is the administrative capital of the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, and is counted among the cleanest cities in the country. It is the first planned city of India after independence, located near the foothills of the Shivalik Ranges. The immaculate buildings, upscale markets and splendid landmarks have helped tourism in Chandigarh grow by leaps and bounds.
A Chandigarh sightseeing tour is always cherishable due to the availability of affordable accommodation, good food and trains from all major cities of India. Among the numerous attractions in Chandigarh, the Rock Garden is widely famous for its sculptures crafted using recycled materials. Close to the Rock Garden, there is Sukhna Lake which is a nice place to spend evenings. Tourists can also pay a visit to the Pinjore Gardens (around 20 km from Chandigarh) and the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden which is the biggest rose garden in entire Asia. Some other famous places in and around Chandigarh are the Capitol Complex, Chandigarh War Memorial, Bougainvillea Garden, Fitness Trails and Leisure Valley.
Tourists interested in knowing the history of the city can head towards the Chandigarh Museum which is the best place to know how Chandigarh was built and evolved. Those looking for some peace can walk tree-lined paths or sit amid serene atmosphere of lush gardens. Food lovers can treat their taste buds to Punjabi cuisine which is popular for its Sarson ka Saag, Makki ki Roti and Lassi. They can also relish non-vegetarian dishes, such as kebabs, biryani and keema with naan.