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Chandigarh is situated amidst The Great Shivalik Ranges in North India. Chandigarh is an absolute treat equally for the adventurous at heart as to cool laid back funnivores. There are trekking, golfing, Water Sports, Religious trips. Family getaways can be easily arranged.

One can relax body and mind with lot of outdoor activities and trips to scores of nearby destinations .

But the predominant entity here is nature at its best and sights of beautiful surrounding hill stations.

Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India, with architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. As the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh it is a prestigious city. The face of modern India, Chandigarh, is the manifestation of a dream that Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru envisaged and Le Corbusier executed.

Serenity and a city are two diametrically opposite concepts, which however, get belied in the 'City Beautiful'. Chandigarh is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature's preservation. It is here that the trees and plants are as much a part of the construction plans as the buildings and the roads. India’s first planned city, is a rich, prosperous, spic and span, green city rightly called “ THE CITY BEAUTIFUL ”.

Chandigarh War Memorial perhaps the largest War Memorial of the country, with nearly 8459 names of the Deceased Soldiers since 1947 from Army Air Force and Navy stands located in the serene and beautiful Bougainvillea garden of Chandigarh and was inaugurated by H’ble President of India Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on 17th August, 2006.

Chandigarh War Memorial is dedicated to those who laid their lives defending the country since independence. The Memorial, lists the names of Martyrs from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Union Territory of Chandigarh. War Memorial is an expression of Nation’s gratitude for the supreme made by its bravest children to this generation & those to come. Chandigarh War Memorial serves as a reminder of the supreme sacrifice that some citizens make so that the Nation can live in Freedom.

The ground breaking ceremony was performed by Gen. S.F. Rodrigues (Retd.) Governor of Punjab & Administrator of UT Chandigarh on June 11, 2005.

LT. Gen. J.F.R. Jacob (Retd.), a 1971 War Hero, who was Governor of Punjab & Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, conceived the plan for this Memorial. He called it ‘SHANDAR YADGAR’ (Magnificent Memorial) while laying its foundation stone on April 28th, 2004.

Thus, Chandigarh War Memorial is a remarkable milestone in the history of Chandigarh, dedicated to those who laid their lives defending the country since independence.

The War Memorial has been set up by Chandigarh Administration with the help of the Indian Express.

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