Chandigarh serves as the capital of Haryana and Punjab. The union territory is named after Chandi Mandir, an acnient temple devoted to the Goddess Chandi. The city is renowned for its beautiful surrounds, central grid of gardens, and well planned communities.

Designed by superior architects such as Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, jane Drew and Maxwell Fry, Chandigarh has won accolades as being one the cleanest cities in India.

Eating Out!

Cuisine in Chandigarh has influences from Punjab, thus making it a haven for foodies who enjoy exotic dishes made from the choicest spices and condiments. The food has dollops of ghee and oil and preparations of exotic spices. Bread and derivatives such as chapati, stuffed parathas, naan and Makki Di Roti are prevalent as wheat is the staple diet of the region.

Milk and milk products are also consumed by the local people of Chandigarh and curd, buttermilk and lassi are common accompaniments to a meal.

SpiceJet Recommendations!

Dera Restaurant at Hotel Taj, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh.

Pomodoro Picaddily hotel, Sector 22 Chandigarh.

Pal Dhaba, 1st Sector 28 Chandigarh.


Chandigarh has a cocktail of traditional stores and multi-national retail chains thus making it a perfect destination for shopping enthusiasts.

If handicrafts are what you're looking for, you will find plenty of stores selling Phulkari works, Jootis, Durries, jewelleries, Parandis, toys, colourful dupattas and numerous other multihued items.The posh cloisters offer a range of international labels selling the trendiest clothes.

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Events & Festivals

  • Festival of Gardens The three-day festival was called the Rose Festival and initially had rose gardens in full bloom. Today, numerous cultural performances, flower shows and exhibitions by local artists.
  • Chandigarh Mango Festival The mango festival is held every year in the month of June in Pinjore Garden. This festival attracts many mango growers, agricultural universities and food industries from across the country.
  • Teej FestivalCelebrated with much fun and frolic in the month of August, the Teej Festival commemorates the beginning of monsoon. Women adorn local jewellery and decorate their hands with henna (mehndi) designs and colourful bangles and celebrate.