Chandigarh, also known as The City Beautiful, is a city and a union territory in the northern part of India that serves as the capital of the states of Haryana and Punjab.

The city of Chandigarh was the first planned city in India post-independence in 1947 and is known internationally for its architecture and urban design. The master plan of the city was prepared by Le Corbusier, transformed from an earlier plan by the American planner Albert Mayer. Most of the government buildings and housing in the city, however, were designed by the Chandigarh Capital Project Team headed by Pierre Jeanneret, Jane Drew and Maxwell Fry.

The city experiences extreme climate and uneven distribution of rainfall. The roads in Chandigarh are surrounded by trees and it has the third highest forest cover in India at 8.51% followed by Lakshwadeep and Goa.

How to reach Chandigarh:

Chandigarh is well connected by road (See Map). The two main National Highways connecting Chandigarh with the rest of the country are: NH 22 (Ambala – Kalka – Shimla – Kinnaur) and NH 21 (Chandigarh – Leh). Ambala is connected to Delhi and Amritsar via NH1. There are regular bus services to most major cites in Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and some parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi.

Chandigarh has a railway station. Regular train connections are available to the national capital New Delhi and to some other junctions like Kalka, Ambala, Amritsar, Bhiwani, Lucknow, Patna, Howrah, Mumbai, Chennai, Trivandrum, Jaipur and Sri Ganganagar.

Chandigarh also has a domestic airport. Jet Airways, JetLite, Air India, GoAir, MDLR and Kingfisher Airlines operate regular flights from Chandigarh to New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Jammu and Kolkata.

How to reach Panjab University:

Panjab University is situated in Sector 14 of Chandigarh (See Map).

Public buses run by the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) provide local transport as well as inter-state transport services.
Chandigarh has two Bus Stands:

  • ISBT Sector 17 (all buses to Delhi ply from here) – 3 km from University. (Get Directions)
  • Bus Stand Sector 43 (Buses to Punjab, Himachal)- 8 Km from University. (Get Directions)

Rickshaws are common for traveling short distances. Auto-Rickshaws are available from Train Station and Bus Stand (usually run with meter). There is a Auto-Taxi service also, called “Tuk-Tuk” (pink autos) which can be hired within city limits by calling: (0172) 4242424

Radio Taxi Services are available at Airport, Train Station and Bus Stand. These can be hired from the stands or by calling (operated by different companies):
(0172) 4646464
(0172) 4141414