Chandigarh - Tourist Attractions
The Capitol Complex at Sector 1 is monumental in size and dominates the skyline of Chandigarh. The three major buildings comprising the Capitol Complex are the Secretariat, the Assembly, and the High Court. All of these buildings are interlocked to another as part of a subtle visual composition, delicately balanced, and enclosing grandiose spaces. Between the silhouettes of these magnificent edifices is juxtaposed the city. s most popular visible symbol: the Open Hand.
Sector 17 is the second-most important stopover in Chandigarh after Capitol Complex being the main shopping area of the city. A well-planned urban shopping paradise, Sector 17 is a pedestrian. s delight and is dotted with fountains, sculptures, and groves of trees. In the evenings, when the colourful mosaic of neon signs and the aesthetically illuminated fountains come alive, it becomes the city. s biggest outdoor club. And the people congregate there for the thrill of the urban rub and the excitement of its shop-front glitter.
Sukhna Lake is another favourite recreation spot located in the Sector 1. Its promenade of 2 km is quite popular for strolling. On any day, early in the morning, fitness buffs of all age groups can be seen walking, jogging, and performing yoga or vigorous exercises at the lakefront.
The Rock Garden
Rock Garden has somehow come to symbolize Chandigarh in the recent days. Created by a humble road inspector called Nek Chand. Turning urban waste material into creative patterns and textures, his touch transformed mute rocks into art objects. Mysterious spaces with stones, rocks, and waterfalls recreate the awe and wonder of primordial nature. This unabashed realm of natural and manmade creativity attracts people of all age groups, and from all parts of the world.
Other tourist attractions in Chandigarh are the Leisure Valley, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Museum of Evolution of Life, and International Dolls Museum.