For people who've only heard of this word, it is just another city, but if you ask those who've lived here, you'll know that it is far from being a small, sleepy town in India. It is an emotion that we Chandigarhians live every day of our lives, no matter where in the world we are.
YO YO Honey Singh tried to capture the essence of the city in three words:
"Kothian, caran te Sector sataaran."
While Chandigarh is all that, it is impossible to sum it up in three words.
You just need to enter Chandigarh to realise why it's referred to as the City Beautiful. This quaint little town is peaceful yet brewing with excitement at the same time. The food is rich with the goodness of ghee, butter and everything Punjabi, and that is not even the best thing about it. Touted as the perfect city in the world by a BBC article, you should definitely give this town a visit if you haven't already.
And in case you do, here are some things that you absolutely must do while you are there:
1. Appease your taste buds by having some rajma chawal at Student Centre, Panjab University.
Or just sunbathe and while away your time as you see students wandering around wearing white kurta pyjamas at the univeristy
2. Experience the art and culture of the city by watching a play at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18.
3. Drive your way to heaven on the Sector 8-9-10 Gerhi route.