Chandigarh is the best city to live

Chandigarh is Awesome and best city to live for many reasons. The roads are beautiful, full of shady trees. Their colors are lovely and can improve your mood greatly while driving.

 

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The food is awesome. There is great variety.

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Traffic laws are much better than the rest of India.

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The city is small, so you can get where you want without being very late. You will not be frustrated sitting in your car stuck in a jam.

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Chandigarh is a perfect blend of modernization and ethnicity. There are Dhabas, restaurants, bistros, cafes, food courts, govt, hotels, university sasta cafes, boiled eggs on redis – all in the city.

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Chandigarh is education Hub of north India, huge competitive exams institutes and other various universities.

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Is Chandigarh the best place in India?

Chandigarh has ancient origins, as it was known to be home to the Harappan civilization

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Chandigarh is known as the first planned city in post-independence India

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The ‘Open Hand’ (official emblem) symbolizes peace and reconciliation

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In 2010, Chandigarh was reported to be the cleanest city in India

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In 2015, LG Electronics ranked Chandigarh as the happiest city in India over the happiness index

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Chandigarh tops the list of Indian States and Union Territories with the highest per capita income

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Recently BBC has also announced Chandigarh as the perfect city.

8 Reasons of Chandigarh why called “The City Beautiful”

Awesome Chandigarh is beautiful city to visit and here are the reasons, Chandigarh is one of the best cities to live in India.

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  1. Clean City: Chandigarh is the cleanest and greenest city in India and will also become the country’s first solar city in 2016. A city and union territory of India and serves as the capital of two states, Haryana and Punjab is the one of the finest city in India. Chandigarh, the home of Mata Chandi, is located near the foothills of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas. Every road in the city runs through a stream of trees. Every market in every sector is provided with dustbins and there is a waste treatment plant in the outskirts of city. Sweepers take their job seriously and while driving to office at early morning you would see them working even in chills of winter.
  2. Well Planned City: One of the reasons why Chandigarh is so popular in India is for it is a well-planned city. After Albert Mayer, the master plan of the city was shaped by Le Corbusier. Thereafter, 3 heads of Chandigarh Capital Project Team took it to a next level and turned the map into reality. It is planned in such a way that residents will know what sector falls next, adjacent and opposite to which sector. The routing is very easy to follow.
  3. No Boring Weekends: If you decide to live in Chandigarh, you will not have a single boring weekend here. While there are several places to visit in the city itself, one can easily plan getaways given its proximity from hill stations like Kasauli, Solan, Shimla and more. The main attractions in the city itself are Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, The Open Hand monument, Garden of Silence, Leisure valley and not to forget, several malls.
  4. Beautiful Gardens & Parks: Every block of every sector in Chandigarh has an individual park which tells you that it is definitely a green city. Just imagine driving on a road with trees on both sides, it is a rare sight in metro cities like Delhi and Mumbai. The parks and gardens are well maintained. Many of them even have musical fountains and swings for kids.
  5. Safe Nightlife: While girls are always scared to go out to discos and pubs in the happening cities like Delhi and Bangalore, Chandigarh is considered rather safe. There are several elite discotheques and pubs to enjoy the night life.
  6. Traffic Rules and Police: Chandigarh’s Traffic Police if one asset for the city. You will not spot anyone without helmet on a two-wheeler and without seat-belt in a four wheeler. The Chandigarh Police is very strict when it comes to the safety of its residents be it a man or a woman. Also, the crime rate in the city beautiful is very low.
  7. Transportation: The city is well connected to nearby places and mainly the tri-city including Panchkula and Mohali. It is notable that the city has the largest number of vehicles per capita. The ISBTs (Inter State Bus Terminals) are located in sector 17 and 43. The railway connectivity is also well established as the city falls in northern Railway Zone on the network. Also, commercial flights to major cities operate from Chandigarh Airport.
  8. Education Hub: Chandigarh become education hub for all academic and competitive exams, there are lot of IAS, UPSC, SSC, Bank PO  and other coaching institutes, Especially in Sectors 17, 34,  15, 20, 32 and 46.

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Zakir Hussain ” Rose Garden” Chandigarh

Chandigarh Rose Garden Good for Nature Lovers Wanderers Photo Fanatics.

Entry Fee : 50 per person.
Timings All days of the week: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
Visit Duration : 1 hour
Facilities : Cameras Allowed, Drinks, Mobile Phones Allowed, Parking, Washroom

Spread over thirty acres of land, the Rose Garden of Chandigarh, named Zakir Hussain Rose Garden has around fifty thousand rose bushes. There are around one thousand six hundred species of roses in that garden which is named after a former president of India, Zakir Hussain. It was created in the year 1967 and was built under Dr. M.S. Randhawa’s guidance who was the first chief commissioner of Chandigarh. It is one of the largest gardens in Asia and has numerous of trees with medicinal values along with roses. The medicinal plants like bahera, yellow gulmohar, bel, harar and camphor are there in the garden. The rose plans on the other side are planted in lawns and flower beds which are carved out beautifully.
The annual festival of gardens in held in the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden apart from other events which it hosts. This annual festival of garden is a cultural event which occurs in the month of March. Apart from the roses, other attractions which the Rose garden includes are food, drinks and photography and gardening contests along with several joyrides. They also have competitions which include bonsai, landscaping, rose prince and princess. The participants of these competitions are the residents of the nearby places and are at times of the nearby institutes.


History of Garden
The Rose Garden of Chandigarh is named after the former President of India, Zakhir Hussain in the year 1967. It was Dr. MS Randhawa who was the first chief Commissioner of Chandigarh and was also a Horticulturalist. This garden is spread over thirty acres of land and has around one thousand six hundred species of roses. The number of roses present in the garden are around fifty thousand in which a few of them have been named after Queen Elizabeth, John F. Kennedy and Lal Bahadur Shastri. The creator, MS Randhawa also has some of them in his name.


Major attractions at Dr. Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Chandigarh In the month of February, the annual Chandigarh Rose Festival is held in the Rose Garden which is one of the National Calendar of Events. The Rose Garden has medicinal plants along with the roses. The main medicinal plans which are seen in the garden are bel, harar, yellow gulmohar, camphor and bahera.

How to reach Dr. Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Chandigarh, Reaching Dr. Zakhir Hussain Rose Garden is extremely easy once you have reached Chandigarh. Getting a cab or Taxi from the airport, bus stand or railway station is not a difficult task as there are a lot of them who can take you there.
Chandigarh by Air
The city is connected to Delhi, Leh and Amritsar by Indian Airlines and Jet Airlines.
Contacts : Civil Air Terminal Chandigarh
Ph: 91-172-2659886, 5055901-02
Flight Enquiry: 0172-2656029 For Air timings
Chandigarh by Road
The Distance between Delhi and Chandigarh is just 243 Kilometers and it is only 264 kilometers when it comes to travelling to Chandigarh from Amritsar. The main national highways which connect to the city are NH21 and NH22. Getting a cab, taxi or any other mode of transport can take you to Chandigarh.
Chandigarh by Train
The city center of Chandigarh is at Sector 17 and from there; Chandigarh Railway Station is just 8 kilometers. The main trains which run in the Delhi-Chandigarh route are Shatabdi and Himalayan Queen. On the other hand, to reach Mumbai, you will have to take Paschim Express.