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Address: Sector-1, Chandigarh, India
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One of Le Corbusier's crowning architectural Modernistic acheivements.

We made our reservation with the Visitor's Center arriving at our scheduled 10AM finding it closed for Bank Holiday. Determined to self guide our visit, we were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 14, 2016
Gene J
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Brandon, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a Master's Degree in City Planning and a real soft-spot for modernism, hence my interest in visiting Chandigarh, a planned city and unlike most of India, is only 60 years old. Many of Le Corbusier's theories have been debunked by history, but it is still worth a visit to try and understand what he was trying to do... More 

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Only 5 of us on the tour..and no official guide so our local city guide and one off the guards accompanying us gave us information. A real treat to be able to sit in the original Corbusier designed chairs in the Parliament. A delightful place to visit for any architect or architecture buff.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We made our reservation with the Visitor's Center arriving at our scheduled 10AM finding it closed for Bank Holiday. Determined to self guide our visit, we were confronted/refused by the prevalent Indian Army personnel. We did however receive permission to visit the Open Hand Monument. From here, we walked to the High Court, then up the center esplanade to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Happily, it is possible to visit the complex and the visit takes less than two hours, keeping you at a distance of the High Court and away from some buildings. It is quite frustrating but gives an idea about Le Corbusier'style. There is a pre-registration process on a website, quite lengthy and fastidious. When we came in, we could not... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Chandigarh Capitol Complex, located in the sector-1 of Chandigarh city in India is a Le Corbusier-designed[1] UNESCOWorld Heritage Site.[2] It is spread over an area of around 100 acres and is a prime manifestation of Chandigarh's architecture. It comprises three buildings, three monuments and lake, including Palace of Assembly or Legislative Assembly, Secretariat, High Court, Open Hand Monument, Geometric Hill and Tower of Shadows.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Capitol Complex - a name given to creations of Le Corbusier, a french architect, is situated on Sector 1 area of Chandigarh... Due to his Plannings and Architecture marvels that this city is also known as City Beautiful... Capitol Complex is recently recognized as UNESCO's World Heritage Site and in comprises of Punjab And Haryana High Court Building, Secretariat Building,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Nice building with great architecture. Another building designed by the architect of Chandigarh (Le Corbusier)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Art meets day-to-day needs here. Nice to see the Assembly of Punjab and Haryana situated in the same building opposite the Punjab/Haryana high court in the same complex.

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Panchkula, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

This is a tourist destination interested to know about history of India's only French designed city Chandigarh. This govt. building is an example of excellent design. Near to another popular destinations like Rock garden, Lake one must visit this marvel structure.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

The architecture of the place, they it is designed will intrigue you endlessly! Amazing! Visited thrice

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