Capitol Complex- The UNESCO World Heritage Site

  1. It’s one of the most monumental Architectural Compositions of Modern Architecture by Le Corbusier arising out of unique geo-political and cultural setting.
  2. It has been given a status of UNESCO World Heritage.
  3. The Capitol Complex is strategically located at Geographic and Topographic “Head” of the city against the back-drop of Shivalik Hills


  1. 3 Concrete Buildings:- The pillars of Democracy facing each other
    1. The Assembly
    2. The Secretariat
    3. The High Court, also consists of High Court Museum.
  2. 4 Monuments
    1. The Open Hand Monument:- With the philosophy of “open to give, open to receive” it is the official emblem of the city symbolizing peace and reconciliation.
    2. The Tower of Shadows:- Tower of shadows This unique monument highlights Le Corbusier’s preoccupation with the sun’s influence on man’s daily life and the architectural challenges presented by the complex climate of Chandigarh.
    3. Geometric Hill:- A huge earth tilled hill, which has its lower half in concrete relief work, and the top covered with grass turf. The relief is in the form of Corbusier’s diagram of daily balance of light and darkness, which in his words "rules man's activity”.
    4. The Martyr’s Memorial:- A memorial to the martyrs of Punjab partition and consists of a square enclosure with one side elongated into a ramp.


General Information
Address : Sector-1, Chandigarh (U.T.)
Guided Tours : 10:00 a.m.; 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m.
Entry Fee : Free of cost (ID proof required)
Timings : The Capitol Complex is open Daily.
Monday to Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (One can visit inside the buildings)
Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (View from outside only)


Sector 1, Chandigarh 160001


4th Floor Paryavaran Bhawan, Madhya Marg Sector 19-B, Chandigarh

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