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Historical Place Fateh Burj Chappar Chiri Mohali

Fateh Burj is a historical minar which is located in the village of Chappar Chiri at SAS Nagar Mohali. This minar was estabilished on 30 November 2011 to mark the third centenary of the historical battle of Chapparchiri. The village is situated along Kharar Banur Road outside the mohali a few kilometres away from Landran.

History Behind Fateh Burj

Back in 1710 Bandha Singh Bahadur fought a battle against Wazir Khan who was a commander (subedar) of the Mughal army at time of battle. His plan was to stop the sikh army which was being led by Banda Singh Bahadur. In this battle the Khalsa estabilished the first khalsa reign by taking revenge of the matyrdom of younger Sahibzadas of the tenth Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji. Banda Singh Bahadur taught a lesson to Wazir Khan who killed younger Sahibzadas.

The Fateh Burj minar or tower is 328 ft tall which symbolizes to the establishment  of the Sikh Misls in large part of India back in 1711. The Burj has total three stories at 67 feet, 117 feet and 220 feet. The 328 feet high burj is the tallest towers in India. The significance of the first storey marks the victory of Samana, second storey for the victory of Sadhaura and the third storey for Sirhind fought at Chapparchiri. The place depicts the war scene of that time. The statues of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and his five generals who are commanding the army while standing on the mounds are built there all across the garden. The view of SAS Nagar and the complex is worth watching form these towers. Also, the view of the glowing tower at night is superb.

The Historical place Fateh Burj  is a worth visiting place in Mohali. The visiting hours of the burj is from 10 to 8 A.M. Visit this place at the time of sunset and sunrise. The effect of the sunlight around the monument makes it look immensely beautiful.

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Panjab University Chandigarh

Chandigarh city is known to have best education system throughout India. There are many colleges and universities in the city which offers top most education to the students. These colleges and universities have various courses and educational programmes on their list. One can choose any of these courses according to their interest. Among all the universities and colleges Panjab University is meant to be the best university of all times. It is counted in one of the Top and oldest universities of higher education in Chandigarh.

Panjab University Chandigarh

Panjab University is a collegiate institution situated in Sector 14 and 25. The university was established in 1947 in the Punjab and its office was in Solan and the teaching departments used to function from Jalandhar, Hoshairpur, Amritsar and Delhi. Then the university was shifted to Chandigarh in 1956.

The main campus of the Panjab University Chandigarh was designed by the Swiss French Architect Pierre Jeanneret under the supervision of Le Corbusier. Spread over an area of 550 acres the university consists of teaching area, Central Library, Gandhi Bhawan, Fine Arts Museum, Sports Complex, Shopping Centre, Health Centre, University Hostels, residential area, State Bank branches, Open Air Theatre, Seminar Complexes, Botanical & Medicinal Gardens, Rose Garden, medical and engineering institutions at a walking distance of one another.

The university has 78 teachings, 15 centres for teaching & research departments and 188 affiliated colleges spread over Punjab. These departments and centres are grouped under Arts, Languages, Science, Education and Fine Arts, Business Management, Law, Engineering, Commerce, Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Monuments at Panjab University

The Museum of Fine Arts – The University has total 4 museums from which museum of fine arts in one of them. This museum showcases the early works of all modern artists of India. The collection in the museum was initiated by the art historian B.N Goswamy.

Gandhi Bhawan – This beautifully designed monument by the famous architect Pierre Jeanneret ia an Auditorium Hall which is located in the middle of a pond of water. At the entrance the architect had hanged an art piece for the welcome of the visitors. Gandhi Bhawan has a huge collection of books on Gandhi. ‘Truth is God’ is written at the entrance of the bhawan.

Student council – This council organizes educational tours, Youth national & International festivals, Library & Cultural events, Academic debates according to the interests of the students. Its office is located in the student center where departmental representatives and officers are elected by the students from the different departments on the campus.

The Student Centre – The centre is the most popular places of the university for eating and chilling out. Popularly known as STU-C it was inaugurated in 1975. On the first few floors the the office of the university students council has been accommodated. On the top floor of the student centre there is a Cafeteria.

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Historical Gurudwara Nada Sahib

Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) Nada Sahib is located on the banks of the Ghaggar river in Panchkula district of Haryana state. Nada Sahib is a famous historical place of the sikhs. In 1948, the  holy shrine was under the Dharmarth Board of Patiala and East Punjab States Union. Then Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) took over the shrine and constructed a Gurudwara over that place.

History Behind Nada Sahib

It has been said that in the battle of Bhangani the tenth guru of Sikhs Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji did not conquer the territory of defeated hill chiefs. The battle ended due to the Guruji’s understanding with Bhim Chand and did not result in any territorial conquer. The reason predicted behind this was that Guruji was not after any territorial gains just like his great grandfather Sri Guru Hargobind Ji used to do after winning the battles against Mughals. After winning the battle of Bhangani against the Raja’s of Baaidharr the Sikh army escaped away from the battlefield. With his army, horses riders and followers he started his journey towards Nada Sahib.

Guru Gobind Singh ji stayed at this place while travelling from Gurudwara Baoli Poanta Sahib to Anandpur Sahib with his army. During Guruji’s stay with a man Nadu Shah Lubana family member of Baba Makhan Shah Lubana of the adjoining village served food and milk to him and his army. Impressed from his service (Seva) Guruji blessed him and said that due to his service the place would be known as Nada Sahib and people’s wishes will be fulfilled here.

The Gurudwara has been built on a high mountain. There are mountains along the road leading to this historical place. Monkeys have surrounded those mountains. Feeding them is totally prohibited in that area. At the entrance there is a temporary market from where you can buy religious stuff, utensils and clothes. The main complex of the historical Gurudwara sahib has been separated by a spacious brick paved courtyard. It also consists of Guru ka Langar (Community Kitchen), Jora Ghar, Nishan Sahib and rooms for the pilgrims. The main complex from the inside is beautifully designed with colorful art pieces. The interior designing of the complex is worth watching. Puranmasi day is celebrated every month on this place with great devotion.

Nada Sahib Gurudwara Chandigarh is a worth visiting religious place for mental relaxation. Also enjoy the mouth watering Langar!

Five Best Places Worth Visiting in Chandigarh

Chandigarh the city beautiful as the name suggests has many beautiful and fun places to visit with family or friends. The city was built by the very creative and popular architect Le Corbusier. The uniquely designed and well planned buildings, parks, the scenic beauty around the city and the favorable climate makes it a perfect destination for tourists across the world. This place is a perfect destination for the explorers, photography seekers and fun loving people. Here is a list of Five Best Places to visit in Chandigarh with friends and/or family.

1. Sukhna Lake: The lake was created by the very famous Swiss French architect Le Corbusier in 1958. Basically this lake is a reservior which comes down from the Shivalik Hills. The lake is spread over an area of 1.2 sq meter. Sukhna lake is the most popular place of this city and attracts thousands of tourists every year. Paddle Boating, Shikara Ride, Le Corbusier Sketches, Potrait Making, CITCO Cafeteria food joint, Souvenir shop, Bull Ride, Camel ride, Rock walls, Garden of Silence (buddha peace park), various species of ducks which migrate from other places every year, Sunset, Sunrise, Bungee Jumping and Amusement Park for kids are some of the attractions of this place.

2. Nek Chand’s Rock Garden: Rock Garden is a sculpture

garden which was founded and built by a government employee Nek Chand. He secretly started this garden in his free time. He used to collect home and industrial ceramic waste from which he build various colorful sculptures. Rock Garden features several interlinked waterfalls which is been landscaped with pottery and sculptures of animals, musicians and dancers. These sculptures are the main attraction of the garden. A theater and a Miniature village is also build where various dance and plays are often held.

  1. 3. Pinjore Garden: Also known as Yadavindra Gardens, the Pinjore gardens were created by a Nawab under a Mughal Emperor. The garden was again constructed and expanded by the Maharaja of Patiala state Yadavindra. The beautiful garden has a blend of the Rajasthan and Mughal styles of architecture. There are seven terraces which have been laid with the main gate which opens into the first terrace. It is called the Shish Mahal which is joined by a romantic Hawa Mahal. The second terrace has the Rang Mahal and third has cypress trees, flowerbeds and fruit trees. The next terrace has Jal Mahal with a square fountain bed and a platform to relax. The next terrace has fountains and tree groves and the lower most has an open air theatre which is designed as a disc like structure.
    4. Rose Garden: The Zakir Hussain Rose Garden spread over 30 acres it is the largest botanical gardens of roses in Asia. The garden is named after the former president of India. Other than roses the garden also features several varieties of medicinal herbs.

 

 

5. International Dolls Garden: The International Dolls garden Chandigarh was established in 1985 and is managed by the Indian Council of Child welfare. The museum Chandigarh has different variety of Dolls and puppets from over 25 different countries. The Indian Section and the toy train present in the museum are its main attractions.

The creatively designed gardens, picnic spots along with clean and calm surroundings makes a perfect choice to visit these places in chandigarh with family and friends.

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Japanese Garden Smart City Chandigarh

Chandigarh the city beautiful now also included in Smart city has innumerable of creatively designed gardens. Japanese Garden Chandigarh is another addition to the beauty of city. The garden was inaugurated on 7 November 2014 by Honorable Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh Shivraj Patil. This place has been very creatively designed to make it stand out as compare to others. The garden has its own charm in terms of designing and the Japanese touch given to it.

Japanese Garden is located in sector 31 Chandigarh almost 4.5 kms away from sector 43 & 17 bus stand at the road dividing sector 31 and 32. Spread over an area of 13 acres the garden showcases the Japanese Art, culture and their plants. Japanese Garden has two phases which are connected by an underground tunnel decorated by various beautiful Japanese paintings on both sides. The paintings are very huge and depicts the japanese culture.

The main attraction of the garden is its water bodies, the very beautiful waterfalls, pagoda towers, meditation centre, golden bamboos, a beautiful statue of fish, a small pond with artificial crocodiles, bridge, zen garden, a Buddha idol etc. Every monument built there has some significance related to it.

Pagodatawa (Pagoda Tower): This Tower represents the five elements wind, water, earth, fire and sky. The square shape of this tower represents earth. It was built to house Relics and sacred writings of Buddha.

Karesansui (Zen Garden): It is a Japanese rock garden or dry landscape.

Meiso Koya (Meditation Hut): A place created for doing meditation for relaxed and calm mind.

Lantern: There is a Japanese style lantern built in the center of the garden surrounded by budding golden bamboo plants.

There is no entry ticket for visitors and is open all day. The garden is designed using different elements of Japanese architecture and monuments. This place is best to enjoy a picnic with family or a morning and evening walk.

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Chandigarh Housing Board

Housing Board is a residential society which was started by the city administration. The vision of the government is to improve city’s residential area. Housing Board Committee builds and provides affordable, good quality housing to the residents of the city to improve the quality of life by establishing urban communities with state-of-the art amenities in harmony with environment. The committee provides ready-made flats, houses and residential plots according to the customer needs.

Housing Board Society

The Housing Board Society of the Chandigarh administration was started by the Haryana Housing Board Act in 1971 for the Union Territory of Chandigarh. The board functions according to the City Housing Board (Allotment, Management & Sale of Tenements) Regulations, 1979.

Motives of the Housing Board:

  • To Provide good quality and Eco-friendly houses to the society.
  • To regularly improve the quality of services they provide.
  • To work on the improvements for customer satisfaction.
  • To work on citizen-eccentric steps.

How to buy a House from Housing Board Society

The residential plots, flats and houses are provided to the Housing Board by the city Administration. Then the board committee introduces different schemes and invites applications from the general to reserved categories. You have to fill that Application Form and submit it to the officials for further procedures. After going over the applications a draw is held for the registration of residents and allotment of floors. The draw system is held again for allotting the house numbers before taking possession.

Housing Board Society has been started for providing well designed and good quality constructed houses at affordable prices as compare to other residential schemes.

So when are you buying your Dream House which fits your Pocket?

Heart of Chandigarh Sector 17

Chandigarh is a place of beautiful Gardens and well designed Architecture. Surrounded by the hills this place has a charming view too of Kasuali and Shimla. Apart from this the city beautiful has many superb places to hang out with family and friends. The city has been recently developed as Smart City from the list of 98 smart cities due to its service levels, financial and institutional capacity, past track record and reforms.

Sector 17 Chandigarh

Sector 17 Chandigarh is build at the heart of the city beautiful. It is a beautiful place for hanging out with friends or family. Over the years, this place has attracted large amount of crowd due to its popularity among youngsters. The place has developed with time in terms of structure and innovation. Sector 17 has remained the most popular place of Chandigarh due to which it is a home to many events, tradeshows and concerts. This is a place for where you will find big showroom of most of the international brands.

The heart of the Chandigarh is the most active places of the tricity due to ISBT Chandigarh, Court Complex, City Center 17 Plaza, Tdi Mall, KC Mall, Neelam Cinema, All Branded Showrooms, restaurants, pubs, disco, Hot Millions, SBI Building Local head office, Bank Square, estate office, fashionable clothing stores, licensing authority, Music World, Hotel Taj, Shivalik View and many smaller businesses in the lower and upper levels of the plaza buildings items to be found include tailoring supplies and tailors, jewelry, electronics, awards manufacturers, books, fabrics/clothing and regional imports. The place offers you the high rated brands for clothing, footwear and other accessories to shop from. Also, there is local market here for buying local brands at affordable prices. There are many cafes and eating joints like Coffee Shop, Softy Corner etc inside the plaza to satisfy your taste buds. Besides this there are many Fountains around the place which look beautiful in the evening. Come up with your family or friends in the evening to enjoy the beautiful environment of this place.

If you haven’t visited this place yet then you have missed to see the real beauty of this city.

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Nek Chand’s Rock Garden Chandigarh

Chandigarh also known as City Beautiful is a well-planned city and Union Territory of India. This city is known for its beauty, architecture and quality lifestyle. The city beautiful is located in Sivallik foothill range of Himalayas and shares the border with Punjab and Haryana that is why it was capital of Punjab and Haryana. It was planned by an American architect Albert Mayer in 1949. Then the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier recreated it. Most of the buildings in this area have been designed by this well-known architect for which it was stated in one of the perfect cities throughout the world by BBC. The city has a very cool and soothing aura due to its greenery and scenic beauty at its surroundings.
Chandigarh is surrounded by hills which gives a very charming view of Kasauli and Shimla. The city has well-built roads which connects to other various cities. The nearest Airport to the city is situated in Mohali. There is a fully operational International Airport at Mohali for all the domestic and international flights. There are many beautiful and scenic places to visit in and around the city from which one of them is Rock Garden.

Rock Garden Chandigarh
Rock Garden is a Sculpture Garden made out of waste material. The garden was founded and built by Nek Chand in 1957. Nek Chand was a government employee who secretly started this garden. He used to build sculptures made from Industrial and Home recycled ceramic materials. Earlier this place was stated as illegal and was being demolished by the government but he successfully owned this place with the help of public opinion. In 1976 the garden was open to public.
Rock Garden also known as Nek Chand’s Rock Garden is located near Sukhna Lake and spread over a 40 acres land. It has some fabulous man made waterfalls which are interlinked to each other. The garden is surrounded by different Sculptures which are made out of glass bottles, glasses, bangles, tiles, ceramic pots, electrical waste, broken pipes etc . If you closely look at the sculptures they have very interesting detailing. The colourful sculptures made out of such material which is totally a waste gives them a completely unique look. These sculptures are the main attraction of the garden. It is also acknowledged as one of the modern wonders of the world. A theater and a Miniature Village is also an attraction. Dance and Plays are often held here.
Every year, the colorful festival Teej is celebrated in Nek Chand Rock Garden. The festival is specifically celebrated by woman. They get dressed in colorful outfits, buy bangles, dances and decorate (Hina) mehndi on their hands. The day is celebrated with full enthusiasm.

Nek Chand’s Rock Garden is a best place to visit for Nature Lovers, Explorers and Photography seekers.

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Elante Mall Chandigarh A Shopper’s Destination

Elante Mall is a shopping mall located in the city beautiful-Chandigarh, India. Built at the 20 acres of area it is India’s third largest mall. Elante Mall is a part of Larsen and Toubro real estate develpment project and was bought by Carnival Group, Mumbai. The retail giant is one of the Chandigarh’s main attraction place. This place has its own charm in terms of structure, shopping, multiplexs, sports bars and food joints.

Elante Mall is situated in Industrial Area Phase 1, chandigarh. It has 4 floors plus two basement level of retail area. It has 2 main entrances one is the front big entry and the other one is from the car parking in the basement. Elante mall has various Indian as well as International brands which makes it a shopper’s destination without a doubt. Some of the top brands have set different price ranges for all the products which gives the customers a wide range at a single platform. The mall has a range from some renowned brands such as ZARA, Mango Harley Davidson, Rolex and Apple e Store to look for. Elante Mall has an excellent range of food joints and cafes which offers high class food making you feel fully satisfied. Other than this the main attraction at Elante Mall is the gaming area too and it will give you a total fun experience.

On the top floor there is a huge Funcity built in which there are various types of rides, games, bungee jumping etc for adventure and fun loving kids. Besides it there is a 8 Screen Multiplex PVR for complete entertainment.

In the basement area there are other Indian Brands and Big Bazaar which offers a wide range of affordable products to chose from. The customer can shop anything from clothes to groceries.

To top it up the mall also conducts different events to celebrate different festivals and launches according to the customers needs.

So when are you visiting this Superb Place? Do share your views with us.