How to do Chandigarh in a day ? 

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Chandigarh is a city known all over the world for it's architecture and urban design. It's one of the most planned cities in India if not the most.

Even with loads of places to visit, it can all be done in a day.

Capitol complex is a work of art from the master Le Corbusier. Capitol complex is an opening to the Shivalik Hills, the head of the city having all the city’s major political places--the High Court called the Palace of Justice, Secretariat called the Palace of Ministries and Legislative assembly called the Palace of Assembly. You can see the genius work that the maestro has done with the architecture. He has weaved together a masterpiece.

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Photo of Capitol Complex, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon

It's a landmark in itself, the 26m high monument. It was a place where public debates were going to take place and open discussions were going to happen. The idea never materialised due to security reasons.

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Tower of Shadows was built on the same principle as Jantar Mantar of New Delhi. The paths of the sun are traced by the monument through the shadows casted by it.

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Photo of Tower of Shadows, Capitol Complex, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon

Geometric hill rises from the shadows. It depicts the symbol of the 24 hour solar cycle with the help of an opaque mass that was meant to have been inscribed with a large sine curve.

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Photo of Geometric Hill, Capitol Complex, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon

Rock garden is a sculpture garden built from as the name suggests rocks. It keeps the crux of the city known for its architecture alive. An example is set on how to reuse the waste right from industrial to home. The sculptures are all set amidst the man-made interlinked waterfalls.

The man who set on this mission, Nek Chand kept his illegal work hidden for 18 years. By that time he built hundreds of pottery-covered concrete sculptures of dancers, musicians and animals.

His work was in danger of being demolished but it all survived with the public opinion on his side.

Photo of Rock Garden, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Rock Garden, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Rock Garden, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Rock Garden, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Rock Garden, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Rock Garden, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Rock Garden, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Rock Garden, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Rock Garden, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Rock Garden, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Rock Garden, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Rock Garden, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Rock Garden, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Rock Garden, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Rock Garden, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon

You take a stroll from Rock Garden and you are there. It's a reservoir on the foothills of Himalayas, the Shivalik Hills.

Water sports such as rowing, boating, sculling, sailing, kayaking and water skiing are activities you can engage throughout the year.

Photo of Sukhna Lake, Sector 1 by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Sukhna Lake, Sector 1 by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Sukhna Lake, Sector 1 by Aarush Tandon

Facilities such as lawns, gym, indoor games, swimming pools and tennis courts can be availed on membership basis.

Along with that the venue is home to many festivals.

Rose garden depicts love, peace, tranquility with it's 50000 rose bushes of 1600 different species. The garden along with the roses also boasts trees of medicinal value.

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Photo of Rose Garden, 16B, Sector 16, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon

The Garden serves as a venue for hosting an annual rose festival as a tribute to the magnificence of the rose.

To round it all off make a visit to Elante Mall, the second largest mall in Northern India and the eleventh largest in all of India.

Photo of Elante Mall, Sector 30A, 20B, Sector 20, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Elante Mall, Sector 30A, 20B, Sector 20, Chandigarh, India by Aarush Tandon

The mall will has numerous amounts of shops where you can shop for all sort of stuff of your requirement. The kids and young adults can indulge in enjoying video games. You can indulge in movies and bowling as well. Coming to the dinner part, there is a food court that you may get lost in one of the top floors to go along with the restaurants in between.

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