Chandigarh attractions

Top Choice Gardens in Chandigarh

Nek Chand Rock Garden

Chandigarh's Rock Garden is unique: it's the surreal fantasy of the much-missed Nek Chand (1924–2015), a local transport official who, starting in 1957, spent almost 20 years personally creating more than 2000 sculp…
Top Choice Notable Building in Chandigarh

Capitol Complex

At the epicentre of Le Corbusier’s planned city are the imposing concrete High Court, Secretariat and Vidhan Sabha, shared by the states of Punjab and Haryana. All three are classic pieces of 1950s architecture from…
Gallery in Chandigarh

Government Museum & Art Gallery

You’ll find a fine collection of artworks and treasures at this impressive state museum, including trippy paintings of the Himalayas by Russian artist Nicholas Roerich, elegant carvings from the Buddhist Ghandara ci…
Museum in Chandigarh

Le Corbusier Centre

One for fans of 20th-century avant-garde architecture and design, this fascinating museum displays documents, sketches and photos of Le Corbusier, along with letters revealing the politics behind the Chandigarh proj…
Lake in Chandigarh

Sukhna Lake

Fulfilling the leisure objective of Le Corbusier’s urban master plan, this landmark artificial lake is a popular rest and recreation stop for Chandigarh's resident families. It has ornamental gardens, a children’s f…
Gardens in Chandigarh

Pinjore Gardens

The beautifully restored, 17th-century Mughal-era Pinjore Gardens, on the edge of the small town of Pinjore, are built on seven levels with water features and serene views of the Shivalik Hills.
Notable Building in Chandigarh

High Court

The High Court is one of Chandigarh's most iconic buildings from the Le Corbusier era. Executed in reinforced concrete, the massive avant-garde structure has three columns painted in red, yellow and green flanking i…
Museum in Chandigarh

High Court Museum

On the approach road to the High Court, the small High Court Museum displays assorted judicial memorabilia including original Le Corbusier sketches, a signed copy of the Indian constitution and several pieces of evi…
Ruins in Chandigarh

Bhima Devi Temple

The ruins of the 10th-century Bhima Devi Temple comprise broken pillars, statuettes and friezes (including some Khajuraho-esque erotic carvings) scattered around a pleasant shaded garden. The temple is thought to ha…
Museum in Chandigarh

Chandigarh Architecture Museum

Using photos, letters, models, newspaper reports and architectural drawings, this museum tells the story of Chandigarh’s planning and development, including the abandoned first plan for Chandigarh by Albert Mayer an…