(Last Updated on : 30-03-2016)
The monuments of Chandigarh are the finest and major monuments of the city. These are exotic tourist attractions and are regularly visited by large number of visitors. People from all over the world put up a queue in the city for a glimpse of these renown monuments. Some of the major monuments of Chandigarh includes of the monuments like temples, and the High Court, the Assembly, the Secretariat and the Museums and the Art Gallery.
Chandigarh is one of the most attractive and beautiful cities of India designed by Le Corbusier in which he displayed his skills to the maximum. He was responsible for the overall master plan of the city. He divided the city into different sectors in a hierarchy of seven sections in a circular pattern and designed the most prominent monuments of the city. Apart from its monuments this city is also famous for its greenness. Among its different sectors, the 17th sector of the city has been designed as its business district. Due to its well planed architecture and design, this city is considered as the bible for modern architects. People of India are proud of its city status which is entirely different from its traditional cities.
The major features of monuments of Chandigarh are the brick and boulder stone masonry. These are three dimensional effects in rough form that are produced as unfinished concrete surfaces and became the famous architectural style in the monuments of the city.
The most famous example of this style is the Open Hand Monument in Chandigarh. It is located in the Capitol Complex. It was constructed in the form of a huge hand of metal sheets which rotates like a weathercock and indicates the direction of the wind. The other monuments in this complex are the wonderful Secretariat, the High Court and the Legislative Assembly. All these monuments are famous for their architectural wonder and are perfect destinations for sightseeing in Chandigarh.