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Last updated: 09/24/2007
This tour takes you through the architectural delights of the metropolitan Chandigarh,its revered temples,botanical gardens,academies of art & culture,bustling markets, the serene lake & more...
Day 01 : Arrival Chandigarh: Check in at your downtown hotel. Post breakfast commence city tour.There are a number of things to do in Chandigarh. You may choose to visit the monuments and see the renowned architecture, admire the landscaping and explore the Leisure Valley or take the nature trails or view the detailed evolution of Chandigarh in the City Museum, or simply imbibe the serenity of the Sukhna Lake.
Commence the tour with its architectural wonders.In the world of architecture, these buildings are perceived as exceptional manifestations of modern' architecture, reflecting the creativity and care of a lifetime.
The Capitol Complex in Sector 1 is the seat of government. It is also the raison d'etre for this city.The Legislative Assembly at the south-eastern end of the Capitol piazza is the most arresting of them all. It stands facing the High Court, with an imposing portico that has a cubist mural painted by Le Corbusier himself.
The High Court was one of the first architectural monuments to be built in the Capitol Complex. Its extraordinary parasol-like roof floating over the building with a magnificent outward sweep, conveys symbolically that the law is an "umbrella of shelter" for the ordinary citizen.
Secretariat is the largest of these edifices in the Capitol Complex. It is a huge multi-storeyed linear slab-like structure, intended as a work place for 4000 people.
Next on the agenda is " The Open Hand".This giant hand in metal sheet rises 26 meters from a sunken french and rotates freely in the wind from a high concrete pedestal, conveying the symbolic message "Open to give, open to receive". Conspicuous by its scale, the Open Hand is the official emblem of the city.
Post lunch, a visit to The National Gallery Of Potraits. Portraits of Indian freedom fighters, rare documents and recordings of the voices of leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru are exhibited and preserved. Chandigarh is the cultural capital of the region. Many artists and writers live in the city. The frequently held exhibitions, and performances by singers, dancers, musicians and actors have inculcated among city residents a taste for the best in the performing and graphic arts.
Evening is at leisure to explore the bustling metro 18 sector market.Dinner & overnight at Chandigarh.
Day 02 : Chandigarh: Post breakfast visit the Rock Garden.An unpretentious entrance leads to a magnificent, almot surrealist arrangement of rock fossils, broken chinaware, discarded fluorescent tubes, broken and cast away glass bangles, building waste, coal and clay : all juxtaposed to create a dream folk world of palaces, soldiers, monkeys, village life, women and temples. These are open air sculptures, one display separated from the other by a clever use of tunnels, twists, turns and concealed gateways such that this magical world unfolds in phases.
Later visit the Botanical Gardens.spread over 88 acres. Its rockeries, lily-pools, and the rare species covered in green houses draw garden lovers as well as botanists.
Post luch visit the revered site of The Mansa Devi complex at Panchkula.
Evening visit the Sukhna Lake.This 3-square-kilometre rainfed lake was created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik Hills. The roof of the bund' or dam, elegantly landscaped has become a favourite promenade. Serious walkers' pursue an exercise regime, families enjoy an evening stroll, painters and photographers mingle with children on roller skates : to partake of this extraordinary amenity.
Dinner & overnight at Chandigarh.
Day 03 : Departure post breakfast.
- Inclusions -
- Accommodation with breakfast & all taxes in a premium hotel & all excursions as per itinerary with a private vehicle
- Exclusions -
- Any other expenses of personal nature not described above
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