Chandigarh is the capital of Haryana and Punjab. It is one of the prettiest and best planned cities in the world. Chandigarh was designed by Le Corbusier and built in 1953. He conceived the master plan of Chandigarh as analogous to human body, with a clearly defined head (the Capitol Complex, Sector 1), heart (the City Centre Sector-17), lungs ( the leisure valley, innumerable open spaces and sector greens), the intellect (the cultural and educational institutions), the circulatory system (the network of roads, the 7Vs) and the viscera (the Industrial Area). The concept of the city is based on four major functions: living, working, care of the body and spirit and circulation. The name of the city is derived from Goddess of power known as Shri Chandika whose temple is on Chandigarh- Kalka Road.
Major tourist attractions in the city are rock garden, rose garden, pinjore gardens, international dolls museum, ChattBir zoo and more.
Chandigarh is well connected with the rest of cities in India. Major Airlines such as Air India, Jet Airways, GoAir, SpiceJet, Jet Lite operates flights to and from Chandigarh to major cities Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi , Ahmedabad and Pune.
Chandigarh International Airport is located at a distance of 9 Km from the heart of the city. It is an two terminal airport which handles both domestic and international passengers.
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Dharamshala, the principal township of Kangra district, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in northern India. This hill resort sits on the backdrop of the majestic snow-clad Dhauladhar ranges with dense deodar and pine forests. An energetic yet peaceful town, Dharamshala covers a wide area with its twin settlements. The upper Dharamshala houses the headquarters of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and lower Dharamshala is a busy commercial centre. The upper portion of this hill town includes the suburbs of Forsytheganj and Mcleodganj. This area features a British flavor and colonial lifestyle. It is the final resting place of the 19th century British Viceroy of India, Lord Elgin. Some must-visit attractions of this enchanting hill resort include the charming St. John Church in the Wilderness, ancient temples like Brijeshwari, Jwalamukhi and Chamunda, and other tourist spots such as War Memorial, Kotwali Bazar and Kangra Art Museum. Besides, Dharamshala is a popular trekking destination. The landscaped township has several scenic trails providing great views of the lust green forests, snowy peaks, and miles of stretching tea gardens.
A beautiful landscaped hill station in Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is located about 17 kilometers northeast of Kangra town. It is, in fact, the gateway to the Kangra valley and the headquarters of Kangra district. It is 239 kilometers from Chandigarh, 322 kilometers from Shimla, 252 kilometers from Manali, and 514 kilometers from New Delhi. With a backdrop of the snow-clad peaks of Dhauladhar ranges, dense woods of coniferous and oak trees cover Dharamshala. This hill station also provides a breathtaking view of the Kangra valley below.
Dharamshala is well connected with the rest of cities in India. Major Airlines such as Air India, Jet Airways, GoAir, SpiceJet, Jet Lite operates flights to and from Dharamshala to major cities Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi , Ahmedabad and Pune.
Gaggal Airport which is also known as Kangra Airport or Dharmashala Kangra Airport is an airport located in Gaggal near Kangra. The airport is located at a distance of 14 Km South West of Dharamshala. It is a single terminal airport which handles domestic passengers.
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