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The modern city of Chandigarh that you see today has been designed through the efforts and teamwork of a great architect of his time, Le Corbusier. This city is the only union territory which is also the capital of two other Indian states, Haryana and Punjab. Chandigarh is known for its diverse culture and colorful festivals which are organized with lots of fun and enthusiasm. Folk dances are also very popular and form the greatest attraction. The people of this city are full of life making it a happening city of India. Chandigarh has become a commercial point for business and also an attraction for many travelers. This city was formed after India got its independence. It was on 1st November 1966 that this city became a fully fledged union territory and received the name of Chandigarh from the famous Chandi Mandir temple. This temple is known for Goddess Chandi who resembles power and that is why, tourists come from different places to seek her blessings.

Chandigarh Facts & Figures

Area: 114.59 sq km

Year Of Formation: 1947 (after the independence of India)

Population (2001 census): 9, 00, 635 (Rural: 92120 and Urban: 808515)

Density of Population/Sq Km.: 7,900

Birth Rate (per 1000): 21.45 (2005)

Death Rate (per 1000): 10.22 (2005)

Literacy Rate: 81.9 %

Major Languages: Hindi, Punjabi, English, Urdu

Location: 30°44’14N latitude and 76°47’14E longitude

Climate: It has a well-distributed climate, comprising of summer, monsoon, and winter

Temperature: Summer (max) - 45°C (Mid March to Mid June)

Winter (min) - 3°C (Mid November to Mid March)

Best Time to Visit: Mid September to End March

Airport: Chandigarh Domestic Airport

Rivers: Sukhna Lake WS

Neighbouring States: Punjab, Haryana

Must Visit Places: Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, The Capitol Complex, Gardens and Parks, International Dolls Museum, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Temple of Goddess Chandi, The Tower of Shadows

Major Festivals: Baisakhi, Lohri, Holla Mohalla, Gurpurab, Tika, Teeyan, Karwa Chauth, Dussehra, Diwali, Raksha Bandhan

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