Chandigarh is one of the most beautiful and cleanest cities in India. Punjabis, rock garden, capital of two states, union territory, civilized people, a green and clean city with the tranquilizing environment are some of the words that strike in mind while talking about Chandigarh. Here we are sharing some unknown facts about the city beautiful you all must be unaware of. So let’s know some interesting and lesser known facts about the beautiful city…
City beautiful is a uniquely designed city. French Architect Le Corbusier designed city beautiful. He is the person behind the beautiful layout and design of city beautiful. Chandigarh is well-known for the urban touch in its design and the architecture.
Chandigarh serves as a capital city to two states which are Punjab and Haryana. City beautiful is not a part of any of these states and is a union territory in itself. Central Government has a control over union territory, Chandigarh.
City beautiful is the first planned city. It comes in top 10 planned cities of India. Chandigarh lies within an area of 114 sq. km.
No Sector 13
There is a superstition in the mind of people regarding number 13. This is the reason that Sector 13 is not there in Chandigarh as well as Panchkula. This is the superstitious belief of the people who designed and planned city beautiful.
Panchkula and Mohali are two cities that are surrounding Chandigarh. This trio is well-known by the name of Tricity.
Name of the city
City beautiful got the name of Chandigarh from Chandi Devi Mandir. It is well-known tourist destination nowadays. It is situated in Panchkula and is considered to be a sacred place in the region.
There is no statue in any of the garden in city beautiful as well as in any roundabouts of Chandigarh. This idea of having no statue is also because of Le Corbusier.
Open Hand Monument
City beautiful has its own emblem which signifies peace and agreement. This emblem gives a very beautiful message which says open your hand to give and receive.
In addition to the points we already know, this is the list of some of the unknown facts about Chandigarh. If anyone knows anything else about Chandigarh, do share those facts in the comments section.