Described as the City Beautiful, Picasso Painting and the City of Gardens our lovely city Chandigarh has been declared the asone of the most perfect surviving cities in the world to live in by BBC.
Chandigarh being India’s greenest city is also the most prosperous city and therefore has been called as ” The only successful perfect city in the world.” by Jonathan Glancey, an author writing for BBC.
The beautiful city was bestowed the title after conducting a survey of various cities from the dawn of history and according to Glancey unlike a number of cities whose plans remained on paper, or which crumbled to ruins soon after their construction, Chandigarh has stood the test of the time.
In the survey conducted, Chandigarh was honoured to be compared to cities like Akhenaten’s Amarna, Venetian Republic’s Palmanova, Akbar’s Fatehpur Sikri, Russia’s St Petersburg, Brasilia, and Sir Christopher Wren’s design for a new Renaissance-style City of London.
Chandigarh, city situated in the foothills of Shivalik mountain range, boasts of striking monumental architecture, self-contained neighbourhoods, greenery and a perfect blend of tradition and modernity. It has been able to withstand the growing population and infrastructural pressures remarkably well.
Designed by Le Carbousier who dreamt of building an ideal city indeed worked his magic on the city. But credit also goes to Chandigarh’sresidents and their active interest in the maintainence of the city.
We hope Chandigarh continues to be the epitome of beauty and an ideal city to dwell in for years to come!