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Capitol Complex

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Cubism, Purism, Rawness..Architecture Lecorbusier Style...

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

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.

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Chichester UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

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... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Very Good place to visit with family and children. We visited this place before 15 Aug so there was very good lights in night.

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Brandon, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I have a Master's Degree in City Planning and a real soft-spot for modernism, hence my interest in visiting Chandigarh, a planned city and unlike most of India, is only 60 years old. Many of Le Corbusier's theories have been debunked by history, but it is still worth a visit to try and understand what he was trying to do... More 

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Only 5 of us on the tour..and no official guide so our local city guide and one off the guards accompanying us gave us information. A real treat to be able to sit in the original Corbusier designed chairs in the Parliament. A delightful place to visit for any architect or architecture buff.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We made our reservation with the Visitor's Center arriving at our scheduled 10AM finding it closed for Bank Holiday. Determined to self guide our visit, we were confronted/refused by the prevalent Indian Army personnel. We did however receive permission to visit the Open Hand Monument. From here, we walked to the High Court, then up the center esplanade to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Happily, it is possible to visit the complex and the visit takes less than two hours, keeping you at a distance of the High Court and away from some buildings. It is quite frustrating but gives an idea about Le Corbusier'style. There is a pre-registration process on a website, quite lengthy and fastidious. When we came in, we could not... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Chandigarh Capitol Complex, located in the sector-1 of Chandigarh city in India is a Le Corbusier-designed[1] UNESCOWorld Heritage Site.[2] It is spread over an area of around 100 acres and is a prime manifestation of Chandigarh's architecture. It comprises three buildings, three monuments and lake, including Palace of Assembly or Legislative Assembly, Secretariat, High Court, Open Hand Monument, Geometric Hill and Tower of Shadows.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Capitol Complex - a name given to creations of Le Corbusier, a french architect, is situated on Sector 1 area of Chandigarh... Due to his Plannings and Architecture marvels that this city is also known as City Beautiful... Capitol Complex is recently recognized as UNESCO's World Heritage Site and in comprises of Punjab And Haryana High Court Building, Secretariat Building,... More 

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