Chandigarh has the highest per capita income in the country. It is also the cleanest city in India. The need to create Chandigarh arose due to partion of India by the British in 1947. Lahore, the capital of Punjab went to Pakistan and the Indian part of Punjab required a capital city. Various cities were considered, for any of them to be the capital but suitability was not found for various reasons - even with possible alterations and additions.
Chandigarh is opposite to almost all cities of India. In fact to visitors from the Western world Chandigarh may look familiar. It is a well planned city.
The city was designed on grid pattern, each grid being called Sector implying self-sufficiency of each sector - at least theoretically - space for working, living and leisure.
A green belt surrounds Chandigarh, making it famous for its greeness.
The city has forests around it which is habitat to many animal and plant species. Sambars, Deers, Barking Deers, Woodpeckers, Parrots, Peacocks are residents of these protected forests. There is a parrot sanctuary in city. Places of interest
Sukhna Lake Waterfall at Rock Garden, Chandigarh