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UT with beauty

CHANDIGARH — The City Beautiful despite being the Capital of Punjab and Haryana has maintained identity of its own as a regional educational nodal point and flourishing Union Territory (UT). Some sites that have managed to capture Chandigarh’s glory are listed as under:


This is the official Web site of Chandigarh Administration developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC). General information about district administration (including judiciary and UT Police), telephone numbers and addresses of administrative officers of all departments are available. You can get exclusive information about historical background, architecture and planning of the city. A complete section of the site is dedicated to the marvellous master plan designed by Le Corbusier. Social welfare activities by Administration and NGOs are available. Voting pattern of Chandigarh Parliamentary Constituency, information about former MPs, details of previous elections held and bio-data of present MPs are also available.


This is a site made by Megrisoft. It provides complete information about the City Beautiful. It guides you about different tourist places, gardens, art galleries and museums of the city. You can also get to know the festivals and fete observed here, characterised by love, excitement, colours, lights and prayers. Names and information of courses of main schools and colleges are available. You will also find distances of other cities from Chandigarh. Helpline section includes addresses of hospitals, police stations, fire stations, cinema halls and electricity complaint centres with phone numbers. Links of some good Web sites of Chandigarh are also listed. Heart-broken "lovebirds" can get love and dating tips. Love cards and love poems are also available. Any one can air his views on discussion board made for the topics related to Chandigarh.


It one is made by Sukhdev Online. This is the site, which truly represents beauty of the tourist places pictorially. The surfer experiences as if he is really travelling through the city. You will find history, architecture, arts, cultural, religious places in and around Chandigarh and the festivals of the city. This site guides the tourists how to get there, where to stay, where to eat, where to shop and city attractions. It provides information about banking services, industries, business institutions, schools, colleges, medical and technical educational institutes and libraries. This site has done a special coverage of Silver Jubilee celebrations of Rock Garden, a creation of Padam Shri Nek Chand. Addresses of blood banks, allopathic, ayurvedic and homoeopathic civil dispensaries have also been posted. This site provides matrimonial facility. You will also find link for animated e-cards. The site also contains online vegetarian recipes guide.

— Sarabjeet Singh Kanwal

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