The City Beautiful

posted Jul 27, 2012, 1:40 PM by Sachin Chandigarhia

Why is Chandigarh called "The City Beautiful" ?

    Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India and likely world, with architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. Being the capital of two states i.e. Punjab and Haryana, and also Union Territory of Chandigarh it is a prestigious city. The face of modern India, Chandigarh, is the manifestation of a dream that first Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru envisaged and world known architect, Le Corbusier executed.

Serenity and a city are two diametrically opposite concepts, which however, get belied in the 'City Beautiful'. Chandigarh is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature's preservation. It is here that the trees and plants are as much a part of the construction plans as the buildings and the roads. India’s first planned city, is a rich, prosperous, spic and span, green city is undoubtedly  “ The City Beautiful ”.

I admire this bustling city and in my case it was  a case of 'love at first sight'. I love this city beautiful.