Chandigarh was designed by the modernist architect Le Corbusier and has been recognised as the best-planned city in India. The city blends world-renowned architecture with a thick green cover of natural vegetation.
Chandigarh, often called the ‘City Beautiful’ is also one of the cleanest cities in India. According to WHO, it is also the first smoke-free city of India.
The carefully preserved and enhanced ecosystem of Chandigarh gives one the opportunity to experience urban life that is almost unparalleled in Chandigarh. In fact, the entire city seems to be under a dense cover of banyan, cassia, ashoka, mulberry and eucalyptus plantations. This forested ecosystem is home to not only human beings but also diverse fauna species of mammals as well as birds. Sighting of deer, or birds like parrots, woodpeckers and peacocks are rather frequent in Chandigarh. Come winter, and the city hosts hordes of migratory as well as Indian birds at its Sukhna Lake.
In a farther boost to eco-tourism a Parrot Bird Sanctuary has been established in sector 21 of the city apart from the Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary. Moreover splendid gardens those double up as the green lungs of the city are in abundance in Chandigarh. The most popular ones being Zakir Hussain Rose Garden – nurturing over 50,000 rose-bushes belong to 1600 different species; Rock Garden – with over 2000 statues, waterfalls and amphitheatre; Botanical Garden; Terraced Garden and many others.
These unique features make Chandigarh the chosen destination for urban eco-tourism. Plan your trip to Chandigarh with Tybros Holidays. Make the most of your vacation.