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Address: Sector-1, Chandigarh, India
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Amazing buildings, great guided tour!

As an architect, I couldn't leave India without visiting the Capitol Complex of Chandigarh, a representative example of Le Corbusier's work. We booked a guided tour provided by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an architect, I couldn't leave India without visiting the Capitol Complex of Chandigarh, a representative example of Le Corbusier's work. We booked a guided tour provided by Capitol Complex Tourist Centre (you can book in advance through their website), which is free and available three times per day, lasts 2 hours and gives the permission to visit the interior/roof... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Le Corbusier's great creation. The open hand balancing on the central pillar. The ten storied Administrative building and the Assembly Halls. A must visit. Guided tour is available at the tour office (opposite the complex.)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Capitol complex is not to be missed. You have the high court palace of assembly and hand monument to be seen here. There are free tours be taken from the visitor centre three times day. Just turn up with your passports . I would recommend spending 2 hours here . The tour takes I hour and spend another hour going... More 

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Roma, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buildings of the Capitol Complex were designed by the great master of modern architecture Le Corbusier and are in all the architecture history books. You need to book the visit one day before. The visit is with a guide.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

This place should be number one in Chandigarh. It's a super special experience being able to see the works of one of the worlds most influential architects. Bring your passport to enter at the tourist office.

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Panchkula, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

i went here on a school trip, so basically the capitol complex consists of the SLa, the court and some other architectur masterpieces by le corbusier, thats it

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The Open Hand Monument in the Capitol Complex is the symbol of Chandigarh city and a tour of the complex is a must. Online Bookings are available since April 15, 2015 - we made prior online bookings a couple of days in advance as we were planning to be in Chandigarh only a for a day and didn't want to... More 

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Saharanpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Located in Sector 1, near Rock garden. Has high court and Secretariat of states of Haryana and Punjab. Very difficult to visit due to security reasons. Architecture if Vidhan Sabha makes it worth the visit.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

For architectural buffs, this complex is not to be missed. On even minor state holidays the interiors are closed, but the ramp and rooftop of the court building was accessible. A helpful tour guide with some local lore on this great modern architect in India.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This visit involves a bit of walking so take a Sun hat! Because of security risk you are escorted by a policeman d the tour takes about 1 1/2 hours. The key thing is to get access to the inside of the main assembly hall which is not always open to the public so worth checking before you go.

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