Six facts about City Beautiful only its residents know (probably)!
And yes, the City Beautiful is another name for Chandigarh.
- Have you ever tried to get to Sector 13? Or heard anything of it? No? Because there is no Sector 13 in Chandigarh nor Panchkula! For the simple reason that no. 13 is believed not be auspicious, according to superstition.
Well, we all know as to how planned the City beautiful is but did you know that all the sectors within it run parallel to each other by design? That’s why no re-route throws you off track.
The only condition that our Architect, Le Corbusier, had was that there would be no statues on any of the roundabouts across the city.
- We’ve all heard of the Harrapan civilisation and often speak of it even though we don’t know much about it. But, it is believed that 8000 years ago Chandigarh was one of locations to this civilisation.
Everyone knows of how Chandigarh got its name (after the Chandi Mandir) however do you know the meaning of it? The name ‘Chandigarh’ is a portmanteau of “Chandi” and “Garh”. Referring to goddess Chandi, the warrior form of goddess Parvati and “Garh “meaning fort.
The Secretariat building has been declared as a Heritage Property!