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Etymology[ edit ] The name Chandigarh is a compound of Chandi and Garh. Chandi refers to Hindu goddess Chandi and Garh means fortress. Architect Albert Mayer , the initial planner of Chandigarh, lamented the American rejection of City Beautiful concepts and declared "We want to create a beautiful city The necessity to have a new capital for East Punjab in India then, led to the development of Chandigarh.

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Etymology[ edit ] The name Chandigarh is a compound of Chandi and Garh. Chandi refers to Hindu goddess Chandi and Garh means fortress. Architect Albert Mayer , the initial planner of Chandigarh, lamented the American rejection of City Beautiful concepts and declared "We want to create a beautiful city The necessity to have a new capital for East Punjab in India then, led to the development of Chandigarh.

The government carved out Chandigarh from about fifty Puadhi -speaking villages in the then-state of East Punjab , India. Albert Mayer developed a superblock-based city interspersed with green spaces which with an emphasis on cellular neighbourhoods and traffic segregation. Mayer stopped work after his architect-partner Matthew Nowicki died in a plane crash in Le Corbusier also designed the general layout of the city, dividing it into sectors.

It is open to give and open to receive. These include Geometric Hill and Martyrs Memorial; drawings were made, and they were begun in , but they were never completed. Chandigarh was located on the border of both states and the states moved to incorporate the city into their respective territories. However, the city of Chandigarh was declared a union territory to serve as capital of both states. These villages were a part of the pre-Chandigarh era.

The city, lying in the northern plains, includes a vast area of flat, fertile land. Its northeast covers sections of Bhabar and while the remainder of its terrain is part of the Terai. The average annual rainfall is The western disturbances usually bring rain predominantly from mid-December till end of April which can be heavier sometimes with strong winds and hails if the weather turns colder during March—April months which usually proves disastrous to the crops. Cold winds usually tend to come from the north near Shimla , capital of Himachal Pradesh and from the state of Jammu and Kashmir , both of which receive their share of snowfall during wintertime.

The city experiences the following seasons and the respective average temperatures: Spring: The climate remains the most enjoyable part of the year during the spring season from February-end to early-April. Monsoon: During the monsoon from early-July to mid-September , Chandigarh receives moderate to heavy rainfall and sometimes heavy to very heavy rainfall generally during the month of August or September.

Mostly, the city receives heavy rain from the south which is mainly a persistent rain but it generally receives most of its rain during monsoon either from northwest or northeast.

The maximum amount of rain received by the city of Chandigarh during monsoon season is Winter: Winters November-end to February-end are mild but they can sometimes get quite chilly in Chandigarh.

The city witnessed bone-numbing chill as the maximum temperature on Monday, 7 January plunged to a year low to settle at 6.

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AD Classics: Chandigarh Secretariat / Le Corbusier

Save this picture! The massive, horizontal complex is comprised of 8 stories of rough-cast concrete. Over feet long, the extensive facade of the building gives a sculptural aesthetic with exposed concrete ramps, punctured with small square windows dictating the front and rear views. Accordingly, the Secretariat building avoids overshadowing the Capitol as a whole with its bulk size.

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AD Classics: Palace of the Assembly / Le Corbusier

Conceptualized and built in the s by Le Corbusier, it is a sprawling area that houses three buildings — the Legislative Assembly or the Palace of Assembly , the Secretariat and the High Court. The tower and the pyramid structures The Capitol Complex is the crowning glory of the modern city of Chandigarh, built at the behest of then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, to stand as a symbol of the emergence of a modern, unfettered India, into a new era. Of particular note is the Legislative Assembly, also known as the Palace of Assembly, which stands out due to its unique shape. The Palace of Assembly is conceived as a rectilinear square with a monumental portico facing the main plaza. A band of offices are found on the opposite side of the building.

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