capital of Punjab and Haryana . first planned city of India
by a French Architect - Le Corbusier , 56 sq km .City
on the slope of Shivalik hills
. 47 sectors . Sector 17 is primarily a commercial center , major
offices , shopping arcades, eating joints and prominent cultural
literacy rate going strong at 80%.
in 1967 , largest Rose Garden in Asia, 27 acres has more than
17,000 plants representing 1,600 varieties, several fountains.
emphasis was given on the trees of medicinal value, planted
here are bel, bahera, harar, camphor and yellow gulmohar. A
rose festival in the first week of March is a treat for tourists ,
visiting the city around this time .
Terraced Flower Garden. Sector33 is an illuminated musical fountain. The garden host Chrysanthemum Show. It is over 10 acres.
youngsters during the day time is the geri route , in sector 11
and 10 . Young guys and gals ,
dressed to kill - move around in groups , zipping on swankiest vehicles
, whistling and teasing each other .