Chandigarh, the first planned city of India, is the capital of two states, Haryana and Punjab. The major employment-generator of this city is government services. There are currently fifteen medium- to large-scale industries in Chandigarh, along with 2,500 small-scale industries. The important industries here are machinery, metals and alloys, paper manufacturing, electrical appliances, pharmaceuticals, IT, auto parts, sanitary ware, food products, etc. Memorial gardens and beautiful natural places are available for tourists and explorers.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Chandigarh Airport is one of the most important airports in northern India. Work is ongoing to upgrade it to an international airport. Flights are run by Air India, JetKonnect, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, IndiGo, and GoAir to major cities such as Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Srinagar, Goa, and other important places in India. All kinds of advanced baggage facilities are available here. Extra care is taken for the physically disabled and senior citizens. You will also find quality restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and duty-free shops. From the airport, high-quality bus service, taxis, auto-rickshaws, and rental cars are available. The railway station is located nearby, just 13 km from the airport.
More Information on Chandigarh
This union territory is spread over an area of 44 square miles. The population is more than 960,787. Main languages for communication include Punjabi, Hindi, and English. Some of the must-visit places in Chandigarh are:
- Rock Garden
- Terraced Garden
- Bougainvillea Park
- Government Museum and Art Gallery
- Sukhna Lake
- Fitness Trails
- Botanical Garden
- Leisure Valley
- International Dolls Museum
To get the real flavor of this place, try to visit Chandigarh between September and March.