Meaning “The Fort of Chandi,” Chandigarh is located at the foothills of the Shivalik Range and is the capital of two of India’s states, Punjab and Haryana. The union territory and hub of North India, Chandigarh is the country’s best-planned city, a dream realised by India’s first Prime Minister, Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru, and designed by the famous Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. The Sheraton Chandigarh Hotel is conveniently situated in the city’s business area of Industrial Estate Phase II. Retail shopping and entertainment are just steps away, and Chandigarh Airport (IXC) is only 3 kilometres from the hotel.
Explore Chandigarh’s striking building façades, broad tree-lined avenues, and impressive sites, starting with the unique Rock Garden. Only 6 kilometres away from the hotel, all of its sculptures have been crafted from industrial and urban waste, including frames, mudguards, forks, handlebars, metal wires, marbles, porcelain, auto parts, and broken bangles. Another of the city’s top attractions, Sukhna Lake, is also only 6 kilometres away. Take a stroll and enjoy the lovely views or paddle around the 3-kilometre-long manmade lake on a pedal boat. Marvel at more than 1,600 species in the Rose Garden, Asia’s largest.
See Chandigarh’s official emblem, the Open Hand. Signifying peace and unity—“open to give and open to receive”—the 14-metre-high monument is made from metal sheets and rotates like a weathervane. Head to the seat of the government to view the Capital Complex’s three main buildings: the Secretariat, the Legislative Assembly, and the High Court. At the International Dolls Museum, visitors can glimpse at its exhibit showcasing more than 300 dolls from all over the world. Also worthy of a visit is the Government Museum and Art Gallery. Just 3 kilometres from the hotel, it contains a fine collection of miniature paintings from the Gandhara and Pahari schools of art.
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- Government Museum and Art Gallery 3.0 km/1.9 miles
- Rock Garden 6.0 km/3.7 miles
- Sukhna Lake 6.0 km/3.7 miles
- Chandigarh Airport 3.0 km/1.9 miles