Chandigarh, India Meeting Planning Overview
The joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh is a cosmopolitan meeting destination and the first planned city of independent India. Chandigarh is known for its beautiful architecture by renowned architect Le Corbusier — including its Capitol Complex — as well as for its ample park space. Each sector of the city is self-contained and pedestrian-friendly. Highlights include Le Corbusier’s Open Hand sculpture (the city’s official emblem), the whimsical Nek Chand Rock Garden with more than 2,000 sculptures, the serene Sukhna Lake, and a number of museums.
Meeting travelers can fly into Chandigarh International Airport, which is located about 30 minutes outside the city center. Local and regional transportation options include Chandigarh Transport Undertaking bus service, as well as rail service via the nearby Chandigarh Railway Station.
Chandigarh meetings can be held throughout the city’s unique venues and hotels with meeting space. The Hyatt Regency Chandigarh, part of a shopping and business complex, features 40,000 square feet of meeting space and 211 rooms. An entire section of the hotel is designated for events, featuring a nearly 9,000-square-foot pillarless ballroom, meeting rooms, an outside terrace with manicured lawn, and more.