Visit Chandigarh - Best of Chandigarh

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.

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  • Chandigarh is smoke free and prides itself on being so.

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Facts and Stats for Chandigarh*

  • Pollution Statistics in Chandigarh

    Know the pollution level of Chandigarh before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 49.09 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 61.38 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57.09 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 38.1 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46.29 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 46.46 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 39.77 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 27.58 (Low)
  • Chandigarh: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Chandigarh for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chandigarh.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.2 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 36.06 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.46 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 41.98 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 43.87 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 33.33 (Low)
    • Drug offense 48.04 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.24 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 55.66 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.36 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.17 (Moderate)
  • Living in Chandigarh - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 60.33 (High)
    • Pollution Index 55.71 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.35 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 24.52 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 58.92 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.29 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 58.47 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Chandigarh

    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 2.69 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.46 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 49.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.9 USD

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

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