Located at the foothills of Shivalik range of the Himalayas in Northwest India, Chandigarh is flanked by two major suburbs- Panchkula and Mohali. It is 238 Kms from Delhi and 284 Kms from Amritsar
. Break away from the heated surroundings of the city, with a drive to the neighboring state of Himachal Pradesh which is just minutes away. Climate of Chandigarh is humid sub-tropical climate characterized by a seasonal rhythm: hot summers, slightly cold winters. The rains here are quite unreliable, mostly in the months of July –August. With little or no Showers you might experience great variations in temperature in Chandigarh . The climate of Chandigarh is very good frost occurs during the month of December and January. In the winter season occasional rainfalls also occurs from the west.
The best time to visit Chandigarh is the autumn-August to November, when the weather is pleasant. The monsoons in Chandigarh also bring fabulous options, and are an inseparable part of the climate of Chandigarh. The youngsters eagerly wait for the showers, and follow the clouds to the nearby hills. Grab some beers and hit the road to Kasauli
or the secluded dams on the PGI road. Away from the monotonous city, the July pours are a time for an off-beat party. AREA AND POPULATION The area of Chandigarh is 114 Sq Km of planned architecture. The city’s Infrastructure was planned for 5 lakh people, but has been facing problems due to rapid expansion. The last census in 2001 showed a population of 9,00, 914.
The quietness and compact size of the City is very inviting, which has encouraged many to fix their foot here. And the need of the hour, the IT Park, is continuing the trend, and bringing in even more aspirants. But as development has its own consequences. Chandigarh has begun to face the growth of slums. Despite all this, in the Human Development Index, quality of life and e-readiness Chandigarh still ranks top in India . P.S. The STD code of City beautiful is 0172.