Chandigarh, The first planned city of India

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Punjabi, Hindi, English
Best Time To Visit:
October To March
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Capital of two states, Haryana and Punjab and the first planned city of India
Chandigarh is just 248km away from New Delhi the capital of India. It is bordered by the states of Punjab and Haryana. Being located at the foothills of the Shivaliks it also provides and innumerable tourist spots within the city and around.
Chandigarh, the present capital city of the States of both Punjab and Haryana is the first planned city of India. However, it does not belong to either of the States. It is a Union Territory, administered by the Government of India. The city is very modern and has derived its name from a temple on the slope of the Sivalik hill, Chandi Mandir (deity Chandi, goddess of power), and a fort or "garh" beyond the temple, called Chandigarh.

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