Where do I begin talking about life in Chandigarh? French Architect Le Corbusier planned this beautiful Indian city widely popular amongst Indians and other foreign nationals. The capital of Punjab and Haryana is also one of the seven Union Territories. Chandigarh is the melting point of cultures and ideas. People, especially youngsters, desire to live and work here. Here are some of my favourites things to do in the city.
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Driving or being driven in Chandigarh is an experience one should not miss. The vast and clean roads with lush green trees accompanying on both sides. Did I tell you, this slight looks way better in autumn? Driving on almost all streets in Chandigarh feels different and comfortable. I do not know about others.But being on the road when I suddenly catch a glimpse of trees swaying in the wind, I feel happy about my life in Chandigarh.
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2. Sector 17 market
The vibe of the place is unmatched; no matter how many shopping malls come and go. The trusted eateries and shops of this market have yet not lost their charm despite tough competition. The iconic popcorns and softies are synonyms of this place and a must-have. It is an entertainment hub wherein people come in to attend or organize events, lounge around or watch movies.
Food is the ultimate connector. Most people love to eat and explore various delicacies. And while there are many famous food franchises in Chandigarh, the city’s street food is distinct and delicious. From Chole Bhature to Pani Puri, one can relish different flavours at every nook and corner of Chandigarh.
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4. Hustle & Bustle
While the city might not be considered large enough by many, no one would say it is slow or uneventful. Of late, Chandigarh has become one of the best spots for promotions, film shoots, carnivals, concerts, workshops. There is something for everyone in this city, which makes life in Chandigarh much more exciting.
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Nestled in the foothills of the Shivalik ranges, Chandigarh is well-connected with many famous hill stations such as Solan, Kasauli, Shimla, Manali, etc. Nicely built roads and controlled traffic make the hill station drives highly enjoyable. A Chandigarhite does not think twice before taking off to the hills. Isn’t it? Do we?