DESCRIPTION – Chandigarh: Northern Sectors development
This tour gives you the glimpse of a typical local experience in Chandigarh. The tour is located at the northern city sectors and it comprises the University campus and the residential sectors besides it.
First introduces you to the Capitol Complex team and the Le Corbusier Indian adventure at Le Corbusier Centre. It follows the Geri Route, a local pilgrimage through the main markets of the northern sectors beginning in the mid-70s by the youth and still popular nowadays, and concludes visiting the Chandigarh College of Architecture and the Punjab University Campus through the northern extension of the educational zone – this one dedicated to the professional schools, a major teaching and research hospital and the Engineering College. Like the University across the street (as also like the other educational institutions across the city), the original buildings of these two campuses are remarkable studies in Indian Modernism. Le Corbusier Centre is the old Architect’s Office from where the Capitol Complex Team -leadership by Pierre Jeanneret- could design the rest of the city, this was the very first building made on the Chandigarh site, houses artifacts from the office and some of Chandigarh’s famous furniture is also staged here.
Discover this tour with Artchitectours in Chandigarh, India, where you will visit the northern city sectors and the University campus. 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.