Saturday, December 12, 2015


Chandigarh is a beautiful city, well planned, absolutely green, with wider roads, beautiful lake, rose garden, rock garden and a rocking sector 17’s big market. Though after my birth our family shifted to Delhi & since than we are settled in Delhi but whenever we get the opportunity to visit the City Beautiful, it gives me a real proud feeling as it’s my Birth place too.

The City Beautiful is quite different from any other city. It has been designed in such a way that all the houses in a locality have similar patterns. It gives a beautiful view to a newcomer to the city. Almost every house has a small or big garden with many fruit trees.

The roads are really wider and you rarely find the kind of traffic jam that we regularly face at Delhi. Though for the local residents, the roads have become a bit narrower due to increase in vehicles, but ask a Delhi wala and he will find the roads a real fun to Drive. The traffic police there is very strict. You will find them alert at almost every corner, ready to catch any offender, with the Challan books.

The housing pattern is so designed that all the house numbers are in a pattern. If you are a new comer, after reaching the desired locality, you can just keep on driving slowly to reach your destination. The people are connected with each other in a very friendly manner. They celebrate all the festivals together with true spirits. It is very cold there in winters, though summers are not that hot as we face at Delhi. The weather is really nice.

The city was planned by the French architect Le Corbusier at the instance of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. It is located at the foothills of Shivalik. It has derived the word CHANDI from the Chandi Mandir, a temple of the goddess of power and the word GARH was derived from a fort nearby. So it was named CHANDIGARH i.e. the fort of goddess of power. It’s alternatively been called and known as the CITY BEAUTIFUL.

Even though the city has Industrial areas, but these are strictly reserved for the non polluting & light industries and therefore the city remains almost pollution free always. The population of the city is not even 1 / 20th of our Delhi and therefore waste management works perfectly smoother with no garbage at any corner.

If you want to see the perfect example of a well designed & a planned city in an urban area, with modern architecture, you must visit the City Beautiful at least once, for a real time experience and I am sure that you would like to have your own dwelling home in this CITY BEAUTIFUL.

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