Chandigarh has the largest number of vehicles per capita.
Public buses run by the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU), an undertaking of the Chandigarh Administration, provide local transport as well as inter-state transport services.
Chandigarh is well connected by road. The two main National Highways (NH) connecting Chandigarh with the rest of the country are: NH 22 (Ambala - Kalka - Shimla - Kinnaur) and NH 21 (Chandigarh - Leh).
Chandigarh has a railway station located about 10 km. away from the ISBT. Regular train connections are available to the national capital New Delhi and to some other junctions like Kalka , Ambala , Amritsar , Bhiwani , Lucknow , Patna , Howrah , Mumbai , Chennai , Trivandrum , and Sri Ganganagar .
Chandigarh also has a domestic airport located nearly 12 kilometers from the ISBT. Its name is Chandigarh Airport . Jet Airways , JetLite , Air India , and Kingfisher Airlines operate regular flights from Chandigarh to New Delhi and Mumbai
The Rock Garden is a sculpture garden in Chandigarh , also known as Nek Chand's Rock Garden , after its founder, Nek Chand , a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957.
Today it is spread over an area of forty-acre (160,000 m²), it is completely built of industrial & home waste and thrown-away items.
The Rock Garden project was secretly initiated by Nek Chand around 1957. It was discovered by the authorities in 1975, by which time it had grown into a 12-acre (49,000 m 2 ) complex of interlinked courtyards, each filled with hundreds of pottery-covered concrete sculptures of dancers, musicians, and animals.
The Rock Garden is still made out of recycled materials. It is situated near Sukhna Lake . It consists of man-made interlinked waterfalls and many other sculptures that have been made of scrap & other kinds of wastes (bottles, glasses, bangles, tiles, ceramic pots, sinks, electrical waste, etc) which are placed in walled paths
Capitol Complex is situated in Sector 1 of the city.
Capitol Complex shelters the seat of Government. Formerly this popular complex served as the seat for the Government of Punjab only. But nowadays it served as the headquarters of both, the Government of Punjab as well as Haryana.
Capitol Complex in Chandigarh comprises of three popular buildings. The three popular buildings are the Secretariat, the Legislative Assembly and the High Court.
The High Court was constructed in the Capitol Complex during the year 1951 to 57.
The Secretariat was constructed in the year from 1953 to 1959.
Capitol Complex in Chandigarh, which is considered as the temple of democracy in free India, is one of the popular tourist attractions of Chandigarh.
Also known as Zakir Rose Garden is Asia's largest rose garden.
It is in sector 16 next to the city's cricket stadium. Spread over 30 acres the Rose Garden has over 50,000 rose plants of 1600 species.
It was named after India's former President, Zakir Hussain.
Alongwith the roses emphasis was also given on the plants of medicinal value and some unique specimen trees.
Fountains and bright lights enhance its beauty at night and provide a breath of fresh air to all who come to enjoy a walk and unwind. This garden is the venue of the annual Festival of Gardens (Rose Festival).
Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh , India is an artificial lake at the foothills of the Shivalik hills .
This 3 km² rainfed lake was created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik Hills.
Originally the seasonal flow entered the lake directly causing heavy siltation .
To check the inflow of silt, 25.42 km² of land was acquired in the catchment area and put under vegetation. In 1974, the Choe was diverted and made to bypass the lake completely, the lake being fed by three siltation pots, minimising the entry of silt into the lake itself .