Chandigarh is a city and a union territory in the northern part of India that serves as the capital of the states of Haryana and Punjab. As a union territory, the city is ruled directly by the Union Government of India and is not part of either state.
The city of Chandigarh was the first planned city in India post-independence in 1947 and was known internationally for its architecture and urban design.The master plan of the city was prepared by Le Corbusier, transformed from an earlier plan by the American planner Albert Mayer. Most of the government buildings and housing in the city, however, is designed by the Chandigarh Capital Project Team headed by Pierre Jeanneret, Jane Drew and Maxwell Fry.
The city tops the list of Indian States and Union Territories by per capita income in the country. The city was reported to be the cleanest in India in 2010, based on a national government study, and the territory also headed the list of Indian states and territories according to Human Development Index. The metropolitan of Chandigarh-Mohali-Panchkula collectively forms a Tri-city.This is the first smoke-free city in India.
Couture & History
After the partition of India in 1947, the former British province of Punjab was also split between east Punjab in India and west Punjab in Pakistan. The Indian Punjab required a new capital city to replace Lahore, which became part of Pakistan during the partition. So, the government carved out Chandigarh of nearly 50 Puadhi speaking villages of the then state of East Punjab, India.
Chandigarh hosts the largest of Le Corbusier’s many Open Hand sculptures, standing 26 metres high. The Open Hand (La Main Ouverte) is a recurring motif in Le Corbusier’s architecture, a sign for him of “peace and reconciliation. It is open to give and open to receive.” It represents what Le Corbusier called the ‘Second Machine Age’. Two of the six monuments planned in the Capitol Complex which has the High Court, the Assembly and the Secretariat, remain incomplete. These include Geometric Hill and Martyrs Memorial; drawings were made, and they were begun in 1956, but they were never completed.
On 1 November 1966, the newly formed state of Haryana was carved out of the eastern portion of Punjab, in order to create Haryana as a majority Haryanvi-speaking people, while the western portion of Punjab retained a mostly Punjabi language-speaking majority and remained as the current state of Punjab. Chandigarh was located on the border of both states and the states moved to incorporate the city into their respective territories. However, the city of Chandigarh was made into a union territory to serve as capital of both states.
Sport & Nature
Chandigarh is home to numerous inter state sporting teams like Kings XI Punjab in The Indian Premier League (IPL). The Sector 16 Stadium provides a platform for cricketers in this region to practice and play inter-state matches. The Chandigarh Golf Club has 7,202 yard, 18 hole course known for its challenging narrow fairways, a long 613 yard long, dogleg 7th hole and floodlighting on the first nine holes.
There are many other sports grounds and complex like the Lake Sports Complex; Sports Complexes in Sectors 7, 42, 46; Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23; Hockey Centre, Sector 18; Football Centre, Sector 17; Skating Rink, Sector 10 and so on. Many personalities from this region have excelled in sports.
There is no doubt Chandigarh is one of the safest cities in India for girls, couples and families to enjoy till late night. However, Chandigarh night entertainment and activities are not so vibrant and energetic like Gurgaon, Mumbai and Delhi, but I can assure here you’ll find there very good and friendly crowd with enjoy together without any restriction unlike Delhi nightlife where you can’t enjoy with friends and partner with the glass of chilled beer in public after 10 PM.
Chandigarh, as union territory and serve as the capital of Haryana and Punjab both, where people loves fun, adventure, sports, party and specially hard core drink party with loud music till late night until get tired, famous as one of the most happening places in India not even in day but also till mid night. The young professionals and student crowd are the heart beat of Chandigarh nightclubs and discotheques which you can usually see there in any pubs, bars and clubs.
The best thing about Chandigarh nightlife is, girls also form a good portion like boys till late night in bars and discos like Bangalore, Mumbai and other metro cities just because of educated crowd and rules . So you don’t need to worry about if you are a girl or going with any friend to enjoy there. Chandigarh nightout is for everyone, boys, girls, students, professionals, young and old all comes and jump together on dance floor with liquor and beer glass with electro-mix Punjabi songs.
Also know about the most beautiful tourist attractions of Chandigarh if you have planned to do something in the day apart from night
Chandigarh Bars Pubs Nightclubs: Contact Number & Address
Score Night Club
Address: SCO 177/178, Sector 8 C, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh
Contact No.: 8146555186, 9988740104
Voodoo: The Lounge Bar
Address: SCO 27, Sector 26, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh
Contact No.: 0172-2792226
Tao: Bar & Lounge
Address: SCO 43, Ground Floor, Madhya Marg, Sector 26, Chandigarh
Contact No.: 0172-5001919, 0172-5001717
Address: SCO 14, Ground Floor, Madhya Marg, Sector 26, Chandigarh
Contact No.: 0172-5043666, 9216686450
Hops n Grains
Address: SCO 358, Sector 9, Panchkula, Chandigarh
Contact No.: 0172-4026666, 8054923853
Rock Garden of Chandigarh
The rock garden or Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a Sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India, also known as Nek Chand’s Rock Garden after its founder Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. Today it is spread over an area of forty-acres (160,000 m²), it is completely built of industrial & home waste and thrown-away items. It is situated near Sukhna Lake. It consists of man-made interlinked waterfalls and many other sculptures that have been made of scrap & other kinds of wastes (bottles, glasses, bangles, tiles, ceramic pots, sinks, electrical waste, etc.) which are placed in walled paths.
In his spare time, Chand began collecting materials from demolition sites around the city. He recycled these materials into his own vision of the divine kingdom of Sukrani, choosing a gorge in a forest near Sukhna Lake for his work. The gorge had been designated as a land conservancy, a forest buffer established in 1902 that nothing could be built on. Chand’s work was illegal, but he was able to hide it for eighteen years before it was discovered by the authorities in 1975. By this time, it had grown into a 12-acre (49,000 m2) complex of interlinked courtyards, each filled with hundreds of pottery-covered concrete sculptures of dancers, musicians, and animals.
Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh, India is a reservoir at the foothills of the Himalayas, the Shivalik hills. This 3 km² rainfed lake was created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik Hills. Originally the seasonal flow entered the lake directly causing heavy siltation. To check the inflow of silt, 25.42 km² of land was acquired in the catchment area and put under vegetation. In 1974, the Choe was diverted and made to bypass the lake completely, the lake being fed by three siltation pots, minimising the entry of silt into the lake itself.
Zakir Hussain Rose Garden
Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, is a botanical garden located in Chandigarh, India and spread over 30 acres (120,000 m2) of land,with 50,000 rose-bushes of 1600 different species. Named after India’s former president, Zakir Hussain and created in 1967 under the guidance of Dr M.S. Randhawa, Chandigarh’s first chief commissioner, the garden has the distinction of being Asia’s largest.The garden has not only roses, but also trees of medicinal value. Some of the medicinal plants that can be spotted here are bel, bahera, harar, camphor and yellow gulmohar. The rose plants have been planted in carved-out lawns and flower beds. Apart from serving as a host of other events, the Zakir Rose Garden serves as the venue for hosting an annual rose festival called Festival of Gardens, a major cultural event in Chandigarh during February or March. Celebrated mainly as a tribute to the magnificence of the rose itself, the attractions include food, drinks, joyrides, and contests of varying nature, such as photography, gardening, landscaping, bonsai, and Rose Prince and Princess. The contests are open to the residents or institutions from nearby places.
Open Hand Monument
The Open Hand Monument is a structure in Chandigarh, designed by architect Le Corbusier. Chandigarh hosts the largest of Le Corbusier’s many Open Hand sculptures. It stands 26 metres (85 ft) high. The structure was designed to move in the wind. It is located in sector 1 in the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh.
ChattBir Zoo is a zoological park located near Zirakpur, India that houses hundreds of different mammals, birds and reptiles. One of the major attractions of Chatbir Zoo near Chandigarh is the lion safari. The work on zoo had started long back in the seventies and today it has been developed as a full-fledged zoological park. The Royal Bengal tiger is the pride of Chattbir zoo. Visitors are taken on the adventurous trips to the Asiatic Lion reserves, where animals roam about freely. You can also find distinctive species of birds. The zoo is open every day except Mondays.
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium is located near Chandigarh. It is popularly referred to as the Mohali Stadium. The stadium is home to the Punjab team. Punjab’s second international cricket stadium has been approved by BCCI in Bathinda, Punjab. The construction of the stadium took around INR 25 crore and 3 years to complete.The stadium has an official capacity of 26,950 spectators. The stadium was designed by Arun Loomba and Associates, Panchkula and constructed by R.S. Construction Company, Chandigarh. The lights here are unconventional compared to other cricket stadiums, in that the light pillars are very low in height. This is to avoid aircraft from the nearby airport colliding with the light pillars. The stadium is the 19th and a relatively new Test cricket venue in India. The pitch has a reputation for being lively and supporting pace bowlers, however in recent days it has slowed down and assists spin bowling as well. It was inaugurated with a One Day International match between India and South Africa during the Hero Cup on 22 November 1993.