Friday, February 27, 2009

Chandigarh, India

Chandigarh is the first planned modern city in India, It serves as the capital of both Punjab and Haryana regions.

This beautiful city is named after the mother goddess of power, Chandi, and a fort (garh) beond the Chandi temple. Chandigarh also known as the Garden city of India, has good collection of beautifully maintained gardens.

Chandigarh festival of gardens is one of the most popular festivals listed on the national calendar of festivals. It is a three-day extravaganza that is held in the month of February, mostly during the last week. Initially, this festival was called Rose festival and was started to motivate people to visit the rose garden and savor the marvelous sight of the blooms. Since 1997, it is known as the festival of gardens.

Η γιορτή των χρωμάτων

Μουσική, χορός λουλούδια και υπέροχα χρώματα. Το φεστιβάλ των κήπων στην πόλη Chandigarh στην Ινδία είναι η η γιορτή των αισθήσεων και των συναισθημάτων.

Στη φωτογραφία παραδοσιακοί χορευτές παρουσιάζουν το χορό τους. Τo φεστιβάλ διοργανώνεται κάθε Φεβρουάριο για τρεις μέρες και περιλαμβάνει ανθοκομικές εκθέσεις, μουσική και χορούς. Οι κάτοικοι της περιοχής, αλλά και επισκέπτες αγκαλιάζουν το φεστιβάλ κάθε χρόνο με ιδιαίτερη αγάπη.



Lori said...

I wonder how old this city is? And what is the meaning of it's name?

India has always had a mysterious allure for me.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Presbyterian Gal. Hi LJ. As you know India's history goes back some thousand of years! The name of the city is a combination of the names (Chandi=goddess of and the word 'Garh' =fort).

Lakshmi said...

Good to see an indian city on yr blog..india is def the flavor of the season:)

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Lakshmi. There are much more on India in my blog. Check to find out!

pusangkalye said...

It has been sometime and I say I miss being here in your blog coz you always brig us to new places---and now It's India---- I am really dying to see the Tai majal and find out for myself why people say it's one of the best structures in the world~~~

Phivos Nicolaides said...

PUSANG-gala. On the right side of the blog find the picture of Taj Mahal and click on it to read about this fantastic monument!

escape said...

their culture is simply one of the most authentic.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

The donG. This is very true!