Earlier, Chandigarh did not include an industrial area, it was later realised that industrieswould boost the economy of the city and help it grow. Today, there are some 580factories in the city, including 15 large or medium scale units and 2100 small-scaleunits.The major industries are food products, metal products, machine tools, electrical goods,transport equipment, pharmaceuticals, leather goods and plastic goods. Many of thesmall-scale units are ancillary units supplying the large industries around Chandigarh.The city has set up a new information technology park for the establishment of moderninformation technology based companies.
Travel Information of Chandigarh
Chandigarh has convenient location, it serves as sort of a gateway to the hill stations of Himachal Pradesh.People travel to Chandigarh to approach northwards to places like Shimla, Kullu,Manali, Dharamsala and Dalhousie. However, Chandigarh, the city itself is also a lure tothe tourists by virtue of its geometrically shaped residential areas complimented bylandscaped gardens, tree lined avenues - all converging to an outstanding balance inblending of modern and traditional architecture in the city. Apart from that the beautifulSukhna Lake, the exquisite rose garden - Zakir Gulab Bag, the fascinating RockGarden, the sacred temple of the Goddess Chandi are truly worth a travel toChandigarh.People of Chandigarh are secular in nature. They believe in celebrating almost all thefestivals with proper rites and rituals. Some of the famous religious places in and aroundChandigarh are ‘Mansa Devi Temple’, ‘Saketri Temple’, ‘Gurudwara Nada Sahib’,‘Gurudwara Baoli Sahib’, ‘Jama Masjid’, etc.
Education in Chandigarh
Chandigarh is known for its high literacy rate of 97%. Its popular schools and collegesinclude St. John’s High School, St. Anne’s Convent School, St. Xavier’s, Sacred HeartConvent High School, Carmel Convent High School, New Public School, St. Kabir HighSchool, St. Stephens High School, DAV School, Shiwalik Public School, GovernmentCollege for Girls, GovernmentCollegefor Men, Home Science College for Girls, GuruGovind Singh College, Government Teacher Training College (Chandigarh,India),GovernmentTeacher Training College, MCM College (Girls), SD College andDAV College.There are model schools set up by the government in various sectors, originally aimedto cater the needs of each sector.