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Tours in Chandigarh2019-11-04T16:48:03+02:00

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CHANDIGARH

A trip into Le Corbusier’s and the Indian Modernist architecture

Chandigarh is not only the site of Le Corbusier’s largest assembly of work in one place, the theatre of Pierre Jeanneret’s flourishing as an architect, and an important venue of Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew’s ‘tropical architecture’, it is also the place where the first generation of Indian modernists architects cut their teeth and produced a superb body of work that is dispersed throughout the city. What enabled such a historic assemblage of work to be produced in one place? (Vikramaditya Prakash, CHD-Chandigarh Architectural Travel Guide, Altrim Publishers 2013).

Chandigarh is a unique city, besides being one of the newest city of the twentieth century that is characterized by the seal of Le Corbusier, who planned the city and was also the architect of its most emblematic buildings. In Chandigarh, you will also find the work of a large team of architects led by the partner of Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret who along with the British Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew conducted the master plan and built public housing and facilities much needed in the city. As a result, Chandigarh is one of the reference cities of the Modern Movement. Also worthy of noting are Indian architects (such as MN Sharma, A. Prakash, BP Mathur and JK Choudhury) who collaborated with Le Corbusier and Jeanneret to turn Chandigarh into a reality. Although unknown to most, they have played an important part of modern and contemporary Indian architecture.

Choose from one of our tours in Chandigarh that explore the main spots of the city, including all Le Corbusier’s buildings, and the main works of Pierre Jeanneret, M. Fry, J. Drew along with the Capitol Complex team. We’ll also visit the Chandigarh Architecture Museum and Le Corbusier Center to have an overview of the city planning, and have a more comprehensive learning about this great Indian adventure of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. The tours combine walking routes in order to understand the city main planning ideas and glimpse the city atmosphere.

In one simple sentence: a trip to Chandigarh should be almost mandatory for every architect!

Comments from our clients

TOUR CHANDIGARH

It was a great experience with JP. very professionally, informatively and like a friend.

We’ve had such a good time with him and we can recommend him warmly. Thanks a lot!

Kind regards

Beate and Richard

Richard and Beate, From Switzerland

Our lasts posts on our Chandigarh Blog

18 Comments

  1. Usha bora 28 January, 2023 at 7:47 am - Reply

    Hi.
    Would you know a good French speaking guide for a tour in Chandigarh on the 12th March ? Many thanks. Usha

    • Artchitectours 30 January, 2023 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      Hello Usha,
      We have sent you an email with all the information.
      Thank you,
      Artchitectours.

  2. Eva Schmitz 19 February, 2023 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Dear architectour,
    Are you offering any tours (to join) today afternoon and / or Monday?

    • Artchitectours 20 February, 2023 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      Hello Eva,
      We have sent you an email with all the information.
      Thank you,
      Artchitectours.

  3. Dipika 11 March, 2023 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    We are planning to visit Chandigarh tomorrow at 3.00 need help please send us information
    Deeika_varia@yahoo.com

    • Artchitectours 13 March, 2023 at 12:59 pm - Reply

      Hello Dipika,
      We have sent you an email with all the information.
      Thank you,
      Artchitectours.

  4. Ann 3 April, 2023 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Hi architectours,
    Would like to book a Chandigarh monumental modernism tour for tomorrow Tues 4 April. English speaking.
    Hopefully we can arrange this.
    .

    • Artchitectours 3 April, 2023 at 11:06 am - Reply

      Hello Ann,
      We have sent you an email with all the information.
      Thank you,
      Artchitectours.

  5. Helen 23 April, 2023 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Hi Artchitectours,

    Can you help us with a architecture tour with an English guide on 25th of April?
    Let us know!

    Kind regards,

    • Artchitectours 24 April, 2023 at 2:00 pm - Reply

      Hello Helen,
      We have sent you an email with all the information.
      Thank you,
      Artchitectours.

  6. Jane 3 May, 2023 at 6:40 am - Reply

    Hi, Want to book a tour for 10 May with Dr. Avita Khawas, Architectural Expert Guide in India. Can it be done for Chandigarh?

    • Artchitectours 3 May, 2023 at 12:48 pm - Reply

      Hello Jane,
      We have sent you an email with all the information.
      Thank you,
      Artchitectours.

  7. Sakthi Jeeva 1 November, 2023 at 4:21 am - Reply

    Hi, is there any tour package for Chandigarh and its Architecture?

    • Artchitectours 6 November, 2023 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      Hello Sakthi,
      We have sent you a reply by email.
      Thank you,
      Artchitectours.

  8. Pooja Nagpal 27 November, 2023 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Please let me know if there are any tours lined up this weekend (30th Nov – 2nd Dec)

    • Artchitectours 28 November, 2023 at 10:36 am - Reply

      Hello Pooja,
      We have sent you a reply by email.
      Thank you,
      Artchitectours.

  9. Ekaterina Shi 18 January, 2024 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Hello Artchitectours! Could you send us information on tours for Saturday, March 20, 2024. We will be very grateful for the information. Thank you.

    • Artchitectours 18 January, 2024 at 12:22 pm - Reply

      Hello Ekaterina,
      We have sent you a reply by email.
      Thank you,
      Artchitectours.

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