Most tourists seem to spend most of their time in Sector 17, which is known for its restaurants and shops, and Sector 22, which has some of the best hotels in the vicinity. There are quite a few places to visit in Chandigarh.
Why not pay a visit to Nek Chand Rock Garden? The rock garden is unique and contains more than 2000 sculptures, which have been sculpted using debris, stones and discarded junk that was left over after 50-odd villages were destroyed to build the city. Upon entering the 25-acre sculpture garden, a new world awaits you. The material used to construct the garden includes concrete, steel drums, light switches, bicycle frames and even broken bathroom sinks! Architecture and design enthusiasts will be enthralled when they visit the Le Corbusier Centre. The museum is home to innumerable documents, sketches and photos of the Swiss architect. It also contains fascinating letters that delve into the politics associated with the project. A letter from Jawaharlal Nehru to the then chief minister of Punjab states, ‘I do hope that you will not overrule Corbusier. His opinion is of value.’ It was part of Le Corbusier’s vision to have a number of parks in the city. In line with his vision of a garden city, Chandigarh has a number of verdant parks. The Garden of Fragrance, which is located away from the city centre, has sweet-scented flower varieties like damask rose and jasmine. The best time to visit Chandigarh is between mid-August and November. This is the time when the weather is not too cold or hot.