There is an excellent road network in Chandigarh. There are two national highways, namely, No. 21 (Ambala-Kinnaur) and 22 (Chandigarh-Leh) that serve this union territory by connecting it with other parts of the country. Infact, there are many pilgrimage spots and famous towns that are located at a motorable distance. There are several buses that link Chandigarh with other neighbouring cities. Buses are of different kinds: air-conditioned, deluxe, semi-deluxe or ordinary.
The city is well connected with major cities via train. There are many trains that link Chandigarh with Delhi and the best part is that these trains run daily.
The city is well connected with all the major cities via air. The airport is located at a distance of about 20 kms from the college campus. Local Buses, taxies and Auto Rickshaws are available from airport to ISBT and City Center. The campus is located at Chandigarh- Sirhind Highway and it is only 12 Km from Chandigarh. One can reach campus by boarding Chandigarh – Sirhind route bus from Counter No 12 of ISBT, Sector 43 Chandigarh. The bus drops at the Bus stop of Village Jhanjeri , which is just outside the college Entrance gate.
When it comes to Chandigarh Tri City culture, this city reflects a blend of different cultures within the country. It can be attributed to the fact that Chandigarh has attracted people from virtually all parts of the country. It houses several Central Govt institutions, branches of almost every national bank & research institutes. Also, there are large establishments of Air force and army. This explains the reason for Chandigarh being a land of multicultural people.
Chandigarh, Designed by French architect Le Corbuiser is the capital of the two most prosperous states Punjab & Haryana, India. Along with adjoining areas in Punjab (Mohali) & Haryana (Panchkula), Collectively this region is called Chandigarh tricity region
Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India, with architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. As the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, and the Union Territory it is a prestigious city. The face of modern India, Chandigarh, is the manifestation of a dream that Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru envisaged and 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 rightly called “ THE CITY BEAUTIFUL ”.
Sukhna Lake is a large man made water body conceived by Le Corbusier on the North East face of the City. It is fed by water from the Catchment area of the seasonal rivulets on the foothills of the Shivaliks. It is a major recreation zone of the city and offers best in water sports, pedestrian and various other sports activities.
Zakir Rose Garden in Chandiarh is Asia's largest Rose garden.This garden was created in 1967, under the expert guidance of Dr M.S. Randhawa, Chandigarh's first Chief Commissioner, and is named after India's President, Zakir Hussain. It is spread over an area of 30 acres and have 50,000 rose-bushes of 1600 different species of roses. Its collection includes not only natural varities but also many of the hybrid varieties developed through tissue culture. Some of the varities are considered very rare ones. Best time to visit this garden is during Feb-March. During this period it is in full bloom. There is also a festival dedicated to this Garden which is celebrated in end of February or beginning of March, which is one of the major attractions among the residents of chandigarh and surroundings. During which many compititions, contests and cultural shows are organised accompanies with stalls spread along the Jan Marg on the strech between Sector 17 and Sector 16.
The Rock Garden
Spread over the several acres, this fantasy land designed by Padam Shri Nek Chand is a vast open-air museum that showcases a vast array of natural rock forms and stones. The Rock Garden was not a part of the original Master Plan as conceived by Le Corbusier. The layout of the garden is based on the fantasy of the lost kingdom. The moment one enters the garden; the small entrance doors that make the heads bow create an ambience of royal grandeur and humbleness. One has to pass through a variety of doorways, archways, vestibules, streets and lanes of different scale dimensions, each one opening into a new array of displays or Courtyards and chambers lending an air of suspense. The garden consisting of fourteen chambers houses natural rock forms, a pond, and a hut in the main Court. Another phase of the garden comprises the grand palace complex, minars; waterfalls, open air theatre, village mountains, over bridges, pavilions and areas for royal pleasures. The trees and route sculptures offer a powerful counterpoint to the existing vegetation. The figures & sculptures made from broken bangles, glass, glazed tiles and electrical fittings are a visual treat and bring out the sheer joy of human creativity.
Chandi mandir is a very famous temple located at a distance of about 15 kms away from the city of gardens. It is situated about 10 kms away from Mansa Devi Shrine. Chandi Mandir is dedicated to Chandi, the goddess of power, India is basically a Siddh Peeth, a place where wishes are believed to come true. The city of Chandigarh was named after this temple. During the festivity of Navratras, thousands of people visit this temple. When it comes to Chandigarh excursions, visiting the Chandi Devi mandir is like a must.
Nada Sahib Gurdwara
There are a number of religious places in and around Chandigarh. One among them is Chandigarh Nada Sahib Gurudwara. Situated at Panchkula district on the banks of river Ghagar, it lies at a distance of 15 kms from the city of gardens. Gurdwara Nada Sahib in Chandigarh, India has a lot of reverence for Sikhs, as after having fought the battle with Mughals, Guru Gobind Singhji along with his victorious fellow Sikh warriors had stayed over here, while on their way back. Here, they were given a warm welcome by a follower of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, named Nadu Shah. The Guru showered his blessings on him and also said that the Gurudwara would be named after him. Lakhs of worshippers visit the Nada Sahib Gurdwara on the full moon day (Pooranmashi) of every month.
Mansa Devi Temple
Chandigarh Mansa Devi temple is a very famous shrine located at Panchkula, which is about 8 kms away from the city. This holy Siddh Peeth is dedicated to Mata Mansa Devi. According to the Hindu mythology, the head of Devi Sati had fallen over here. Mansa Devi Temple near Chandigarh basically houses two temples. The temple that is located near the parking lot is said to be the main temple. It was established in the year 1815 A.D by the ruler of Mani Majra. The credit for setting up relatively new temple goes to the Maharaja of Patiala. Adjoining to the Chandigarh Mansa Devi mandir, there is a beautiful garden consisting of sacred plants. People come from all over the world to pay homage to the goddess. During Navratras, fairs take place in the surrounding areas of Mansa Devi temple.