Chandigarh the capital of Haryana and Punjab, is about 260 kms from Delhi and was planned and designed by a famous French architect Le Corbousier in 1953.It is believed to be a model city and visited by architect and discerning people from all over the world.Chandigargh is a Union Territory for it is under the control of the Central Government.
ORIENTATION Chandigarh which is at about 365 meters above the sea level is surrounded by three states i.e. Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh. It is situated in the foothills of the Shivalik Hills.
HISTORY Lahore was the capital of Punjab before India’s partition. But after the partition when Lahore went under the country of Pakistan, people started migrating towards the east. This is when it led to the creation of a new capital, namely Chandigarh for Punjab on the foothills of Shivalik range. The name of the city is derived from Goddess of power known as Shri Chandika.It is considered to be an ancient site and has a major religious significance for Hindus. History says that Chandigarh is the first planned city of India.