DESCRIPTION – Chandigarh: The Chandigarh’s Monumental Modernism
This is the first part of the ‘must-do’ itinerary of a Chandigarh architectural pilgrimage, and covers basically one of the main Le Corbusier’s designs: The Capitol Complex. The site comprises several buildings (like the Assembly, the Secretariat and the High Court), the main plaza and several monuments like the Open Hand (the city symbol) and the Tower of Shadows (the tour is conducted along with the Chandigarh Tourism Department and has a duration of two hours).
Next to the Capitol Complex we’ll find one of the most iconic city parks, the unique and original Rock Garden, you’ll discover why it’s a unique place. The tour continues with the Sukhna lake, an artificial lake included lately at the Le Corbusier’s master plan and one of the favorite Chandigarh citizens’ spots. To conclude the tour, you’ll visit the Pierre Jeanneret’s House Museum, where the architect lived during almost fifteen years and where Le Corbusier use to settle during the Capitol Complex construction works. The house was designed by Jeanneret and is one of the several typologies of his Chandigarh Housing designs, spread all over the first thirty city sectors.
Discover this architecture tour with one of our professional guide-architects in Chandigarh, India. Enjoy this magic city. Our tours are focused on architecture and they are perfect for architecture lovers, experts and professionals as well as groups and student trips. Enjoy with Artchitectours guided visits around the world, made by professional guide-architects who will come along with us throughout the itinerary.