James Hotels Limited (Formerly Park Plaza Chandigarh)

Getting There

The capital of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh is an important city in the northern part of the country. A dream of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Chandigarh was the first planned city in the country and the dream was realized with the help of Le Corbusier, one of the best known architects in the world.  Careful planning and proper civic amenities have helped the city remain one of the cleanest cities in the country.  A revered temple dedicated to Devi Chandi is located in the vicinity of the city, which in turn gives it its name, Chandigarh. The city is home to many prominent artists and writers and hence is often called the cultural capital of the region. The city is bestowed with many tourist attractions too. The Capitol Complex is the most important area having the most important buildings in the state, namely the Secretariat, the Legislative Assembly and the High Court. Chandigarh has fast come up as a major shopping destination too. Sector 17 in the city is one of the hottest shopping venues and houses some of the classiest stores and brands in the region.

Getting There

By Air
The closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. Daily direct flights to Chandigarh from Delhi and Mumbai and to other major cities of India are available. The hotel is only 8 km away from the international airport.

By Rail
The Hotel is located 6 km away from Chandigarh railway station. Shatabdi Express, Himalayan Queen and Paschim Express are major trains connecting Delhi to Chandigarh and Kalka every day. There are number of trains which connect Chandigarh to other cities and towns like Mumbai and Jaipur.

By Road
Being a Union Territory, several State buses connect Chandigarh with many cities and towns of neighbouring states. The hotel is only 3 km away from the city centre and enjoys a close proximity to Delhi - Chandigarh National Highway. Other chief road arteries linking Chandigarh are National Highways No. 21 (Ambala-Manali) and 22 (Ambala-Shimla).

Nearby places of interest
Sukhna Lake (4 km) - A popular evening spot with eateries and a children's park, it also has facilities for boating.

Sector 17 Shopping Centre (0.2 km) - This is the fully pedestrianized shopping hub of Chandigarh where one can shop, lounge around or simply relax in the beautiful surroundings.

Rock Garden (3.5 km) - Situated in the thick forest area, this garden is full of objects built from household and industrial waste.

Rose Garden (1 km) - Next to the city centre in Sector 16 is the Zakir Hussein Rose Garden. This is Asia's largest rose garden spread over 30 acres of land with over 1600 different species. Every year, either at end February or beginning March, a Rose Festival is celebrated which is visited by nearly 20,000 people and this is one of the great celebrations in the city.


Important landmarks
1) Airport - 10 Kms
2) Railway Station - 11 Kms
3) Bus Stand - 1 Km
4) Elante Mall - approx 7 Kms