Green Chandigarh

Chandigarh - the 'City beautiful' designed by famous French Architect, Le Carbusier is known for its unique architecture and well planned landscaping. It derives its name from a temple 'Chandi Mandir' located in the vicinity of the site selected for the city. It is a modern city housing the Capital of two States Punjab and Haryana and the seat of 'Union Territory' Administration. Bounded on two sides by two seasonal rivulets, the northern edge of the city is the Capital Complex against the panoramic backdrop of the Shivalik hills. A harmonious blend of buildings, trees and other landscape elements, with the beautiful backdrop of the Shivalik hills, enhance its aesthetic value. The most fascinating feature of the City's landscaping is perhaps the Tree plantation along avenues, open spaces, green belts and around building complexes. A number of beautiful avenues with conspicuous tree species, well wooded forests along the periphery of city, 'Sukhna Lake' against the backdrop of Lake Reserve Forests, green belts running across the length and breadth of the city and a beautiful 'Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary' on its periphery further enhance the ecological, environmental and aesthetic richness of the city.