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My Hometown-Chandigarh

In Uncategorized on October 21, 2010 by girlsiwise

Chandigarh might be mere a city for others but for me it is my home town where I’ve enjoyed all my teenage years. I’m extremely proud to be a chandigarhwali, because its serene beauty has provided motherly warmth and has also made a huge difference in my living. Whether I talk about Chandigarh’s distinction of being the first planned city of India or about numerous architectural works of Le Corbusier and Albert Mayer all have added glories to my city’s name. Being regarded as India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru’s dream city , it came into existence in year 1953.The city was constituted as a union territory, with the name Chandigarh being derived from the temple of Chandi, Mother Goddess of Power, situated nearby. It provides some of the world class infrastructures and facilities which make life much more convenient and easier in my city. With an ideal location at the foothills of the Shiwalik range it forms a fabulous part of the Himalayan Ecosystem. Chandigarh hosts several bird species from different shores. People from all over the world visit here to get a glimpse of some of the rarest species of birds in the world. The beauty of the birds, combined with the splendor of the natural environment provides the perfect setting for a nature lover.   Chandigarh’s apt and calm environment makes it an ultimate tourist attraction. There are a large number of places in the city which provide ample space for the travelers to amidst the nature and rekindle happiness among them. The Leisure Valley, Bougainvillea Park, Zakir Rose Garden, Shanti Kunj and are some of them. This place has gained importance both from economical and tourism point of view. Having dedicated and hardworking citizens has enabled my town to top the country in terms of Human Development Index and made it the wealthiest town in India with a per capita income of Rs. 99,262.
Chandigarh has been laid out as a number of perfect rectangles called sectors. Each sector is a complete unit in itself with markets, schools, gardens and religious places. Chandigarh was planned this way by a French architect Le Corbusier. Here is a satellite view of Chandigarh. 


The following picture shows the famous Rock garden in Chandigarh. All the works of art in this garden have been made using waste materials.

. Rock garden, Chandigarh
The following is a picture of Chandigarh’s golf course.

. Golf course, Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake is another specialty of Chandigarh. It is a manmade lake. Here’s a picture.

. Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh
In Chandigarh, a lot of attention is paid towards beautification of round abouts. Round abouts in Chandigarh are big and beautiful. The following picture shows such a round about and the traffic around it.

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One Response to “My Hometown-Chandigarh”

  1. […] My Hometown-Chandigarh – by Divya Sharma Posted on October 28, 2010 by iwiseiitrpr Chandigarh might be mere a city for others but for me it is my home town where I’ve enjoyed all my teenage years. I'm extremely proud to be a chandigarhwali, because its serene beauty has provided motherly warmth and has also made a huge difference in my living. Whether I talk about Chandigarh’s distinction of being the first planned city of India or about numerous architectural works of Le Corbusier and Albert Mayer all have added glories to my … Read More […]

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