The capitol complex is closed on holidays with a lot of security around ( quite understandable, since there are lot of government offices, high court and the Secreteriat). One can't even have a view from far. ( I remember such controls near the New parliament of Sri Lanka, but one could atleast have a view from far) Though the Capitol... 更多
We wanted to see the Capitol so badly just because the complex was designed by architect Le Corbusier and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Unfortunately it was closed on a public holiday. The security guards would not even let us drive or walk near just to take a few photos. And the traffic was so jammed on a work... 更多
The capitol complex consists of High Court, Assembly and Open hand. Its a architectural marvel standing tall even after more than 50 years. Now even walking tours are organised subject to prior appointment. Must not miss if you visit Chandigarh.
This is Corbusier's stark architecture at its most brutal and uncompromising. It really is a "must" if you want to see what he was about. Concrete and vivid colours and hardly a curve in sight. The whole area is kept beautifully. You must bring a passport for admission, and check carefully when it is open.
If you have been to Europe, the Capitol Complex will remind you of large, high ceiling European architecture -- largely Cubist with use of simple geometric shapes, very angular and minimalist. It is a visual experience to witness the large complex in all its grandeur. It is a huge juxtaposition to see government officials walking through these buildings as you... 更多
I will start with a quote from this Legendary Architect & Urban Planner -Le corbusier..."To be modern is not a fashion, it is a state. It is necessary to understand history, and he who understands history knows how to find continuity between that which was, that which is, and that which will be.'' Which is true after all these years... 更多
To visit the Capitol Complex, you must first get permission at the tourist information centre en route. Remember to bring your passport or Indian ID. NOT A COPY. No passport = no entry. Tours are guided. The guide explains the purpose of the buildings and allows you some time to take photographs. Entry to all buildings is prohibited.
To visit the capitol complex you need to get a pass and visit with a guide. We had difficulty finding where to go to register but eventually after walking around the court's we found the museum and they directed us to the visitor centre about 150m along the road. The tour takes you to the court building the hand and... 更多