Chandigarh Tourism

Chandigarh is cool! It’s capital to both the states of Haryana and Punjab, yet is ruled by the Union Government. Post independence, it became India’s first planned city, and it’s layout is internationally famous for being highly intelligent.

  • The city does its citizens proud.
  • It is India’s only smoke free city.
  • It’s remarkably well-organised.
  • Blue skies stretch forever until them meet jagged mountains.
  • The crime rate is the lowest in the country.

This is especially notable considering the backdrop of bloodshed which caused this city to be. Chandigarh was Indian Punjab’s answer to losing Lahore to Pakistani Punjab. Famous for tourist attractions ranging from gardens, architecture, the Sukhna artificial lake and the Mohali cricket stadium, this city of a million souls makes for an excellent breakaway from the sometimes overwhelmingly exotic rest-of-India. Slog it alone, no travel guide needs to take you around Chandigarh.

Essential travel information and Chandigarh tips for your visit

  • Chandigarh is smoke free and prides itself on being so.
  • Know the pollution level of Chandigarh before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 47.99 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 60.37 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55.98 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 36.86 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 44.96 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 45.07 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 39.08 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 26.47 (Low)
  • How safe is Chandigarh for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chandigarh.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.98 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 36.76 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.22 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 54.72 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 42.79 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.71 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 33.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 49 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.3 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 55.29 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.88 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.12 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 59.81 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 54.42 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.35 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 25.7 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 60.36 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.17 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 55.9 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Chandigarh

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.82 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 49.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 52.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35.68 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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