Chandigarh, located in the northern part of India and some 250 km away from Delhi, is the first planned city of India that attracts tourists for its simplicity of design and architecture. Designed by Le Corbusier (a French architect) and named after Goddess Chandi (the Goddess of Power), the city is a union territory and woks as the capital of two north Indian states- Haryana and Punjab. Tourists flock here to relish its blend of modern architecture and natural beauty.
Tourist attractions in Chandigarh are many, and the Capitol Complex is one of them. It houses the Secretariat, the High Court and the Assembly where tourists flock for architectural excellence. The Open Hand is another delight for its gigantic 85 feet high rotating hand. If the Sector 17 is a hub of shopping, then the Sukhna Lake charms for its natural beauty, boating facility and gentle walks in the prettiness of nature.
If the Rock Garden delights for its art objects, then the Leisure Valley entices tourists for its green surroundings. If the International Dolls Museum pleases for its huge compilation of dolls and puppets, then Tower of Shadows is another place worth visiting. Tourists in Chandigarh can visit places like Art Gallery, Geometric Hill, Museum of Evolution of Life, Martyr's Memorial and Government Museum.