Wanderlust Destination: Chandigarh, India

Chandigarh, India is a time capsule of Mid-Century Modern architecture nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas.

In 2016, the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, making these incredible modern buildings an unmissable wonder. In Chandigarh, India, you won’t find an ancient city, or any British colonial buildings. Chandigarh was one of India’s first planned cities, created by the Chandigarh Capital Project Team, and led by Swiss architect, Charles Edouard Corbusier (Le Corbusier). As a marvelous result, Chandigarh is a urban zone that feels both futuristic and retro.  The flawless geometrical outline mirrors the engineering virtuoso of the organizers of the city, Albert Mayer and Mathew Novicki. Chandigarh is a vacation destination with a modern business focus.

In India, most of the cities are planned and created solely for automobiles, so a sidewalk is an immense luxury. In Chandigarh, there are plentiful pedestrian walkways where you may safely stroll, a perfect means to pleasantly meander local streets by foot. Take a quick walk with us through this modernist haven!

 

Chandigarh India High Court
Chandigarh India High Court
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Technicolor
Technicolor
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Modern Columns
Modern Columns
Photograph Courtesy of Arch Daily
Brutalist Modern
Brutalist Modern
Photograph Courtesy of Grego Vivi Asia
Labyrinthine Grid
Labyrinthine Grid
Photograph Courtesy of de zeen
Space Age Columns
Space Age Columns
Photograph Courtesy of Acaixanegra

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Photograph Courtesy of Acaixanegra

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Photograph Courtesy of Acaixanegra
Futurist Palette
Futurist Palette
Photograph Courtesy of Acaixanegra
Grand Auditorium
Grand Auditorium
Photograph Courtesy of Acaixanegra
Assembly Palace
Assembly Palace
Photograph Courtesy of Acaixanegra

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Photograph Courtesy of Acaixanegra
Mid-Century Sea Palette

Mid-Century Sea Palette

Photograph Courtesy of de zeen
Minimalist Meeting Area
Minimalist Meeting Area
Photograph Courtesy of Jousse Enterprise

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The Hand

Photograph Courtesy of Grego Vivi Asia
Hovering Terrace
Hovering Terrace
Photograph Courtesy of Baobab Developments
Smooth Brutalist
Smooth Brutalist
Photograph Courtesy of Acaixanegra
Punjabi Modern
Punjabi Modern
Photograph Courtesy of Acaixanegra
Modern Halls
Modern Halls
Photograph Courtesy of Acaixanegra
Auditorium Panorama
Auditorium Panorama
Photograph Courtesy of Acaixanegra
Neelam Cinema
Neelam Cinema
Photograph Courtesy of de zeen
The Icon of the City
The Icon of the City
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Aditya Prakash Architecture
Aditya Prakash Architecture
Photograph Courtesy of de zeen
Edmund Sumner Photography
Edmund Sumner Photography
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Teal and Gray
Teal and Gray
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Modernist Lines
Modernist Lines
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Chandigarh Brutalist Modern
Chandigarh Brutalist Modern
Photograph Courtesy of Faena
Chandigarh Gardens
Chandigarh Gardens
Photograph Courtesy of VRBO
Punjabi Pinks
Punjabi Pinks
Photograph Courtesy of Archi Digest
Chandigarh Rock Gardens
Chandigarh Rock Gardens
Photograph Courtesy of Talk Geo
High Court, Lucien Herve, 1955
High Court, Lucien Herve, 1955
Photograph Courtesy of Artemis Dreaming

 

If you enjoyed your virtual wanderings through Chandigarh, check out our Wanderlust Destination in Chiang Mai, Thailand!

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