City Center Sector 17

The main shopping and commercial centre of Chandigarh is Sector 17. This vast commercial complex is a pedestrian's paradise with four main piazzas meeting at a 'chowk'. It provides something for everyone, from hectic business activity to unhurried window shopping and even crowd gazing in the vicinity of the fountain. Air-conditioned showrooms and departmental stores cater to the needs of shoppers. Government Emporia, innumerable shops, eateries, coffee houses, bars and pubs keep the visitor fully engrossed.

The City Centre or Sector 17, as it is popularly called, is architecturally a blend of cuboids building blocks and open spaces. The piazzas livens up in the afternoon with the office crowds out in the open spaces and shopping colonnades to refresh themselves. In the evenings, shoppers and tourists, enjoying ice creams or popcorns, sit on the steps of the "dove of peace" sculpture, where water cascades down from one level to another in geometrically shaped tanks, amidst delightful play of colourful lights.

Other Shopping Centers

Auto CentersSectors 28, 21
Book ShopsSector 14, 17, 19, 22
Electronic GoodsSector 17, 22
Fruits, Vegetables and GrainsSector 26
FurnitureSector 34, 7 (Madhya Marg)
Garment, ShoesSector 17, 22, 9
HardwareSector 7, 18, 22
Hotels and RestaurantsSector 17, 22, 35
Medical StoresSector 11, 16, 22
Meat and FishSector 21
Vegetable and Fruit StallsSector 19, 20 and 22
Show Rooms for Cars and ScootersIndustrial Area