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History of chandigarh

Chandigarh, which is now the capital city of two states, Punjab and Haryana, is known to have been home to the “Harappans” around 8000 years ago. The “Harappans” are known to be among the earliest civilizations. Even in medieval times, the city was recorded as a prosperous place and after India got its independence in 1947, the then “British-Punjab” was split into two states, one in Pakistan and one in India. Chandigarh was chosen to be the capital of the Punjab state in India. India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru enthusiastically encouraged the rise of the city and Chandigarh is India’s first-ever planned city. The master plan of the territory was laid down by the American architect Albert Mayer, along with a Polish-born architect Matthew Nowicki. However, following Nowicki’s untimely death, the French architect Le Corbusier resumed the task of completing the layout and designed the buildings of Chandigarh. He created Chandigarh as a city of “Sun, Space and Verdure', which can be seen true in all aspects today.

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  • You'll love Chandigarh for [Greenery, Cleanliness, Traffic Management, Food]
  • Watchout for [Nightlife]
  • Best Time To Visit
    September - March
  • Altitude 1,053 ft. above sea level

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Popular Flights To chandigarh

    • DELDelhi
      IXCChandigarh
    • Air Asia India
      I5-481
    • 17:40 18:50
      Non Stop
    • 01h 10m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,259
    • AMDAhmedabad
      IXCChandigarh
    • Indigo
      6E-6055
    • 15:55 17:40
      Non Stop
    • 01h 45m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,425
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      IXCChandigarh
    • Indigo
      6E-769
    • 05:55 13:50
      1 Stop
    • 07h 55m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,974
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      IXCChandigarh
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      AI-416
    • 19:10 06:35
      1 Stop
    • 11h 25m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.6,340
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      IXCChandigarh
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      AI-642
    • 02:00 06:35
      1 Stop
    • 04h 35m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.6,544
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      UK-632
    • 13:45 18:15
      1 Stop
    • 04h 30m
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    • Rs.7,048
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