Special Offer on Rooms

rents at Parkview

ABOUT hotel Parkview

Sector-24B, Chandigarh.

Hotel Parkview, located in Sector-24, is easily accessible from Chandigarh Railway Station, and from both the IBST (Inter-State Bus Terminus ) Sector-17,as well as the IBST in Sector 43. A quiet, unassuming and budget friendly 3 star hotel Parkview surprises you with its simple elegance and luxuriant greenery and open lawns. It is a no-nonsense hotel which offers clean and comfortable accommodation, amidst an abundance of greenery and open spaces. Its exterior is characterised by the post-modernist brickwork and architecture. The harmony of its surroundings is complemented by the excellence of its services and the personalized attention of its professional staff. Its ambience is perfect for both work and relaxation.

Parkview caters to both leisure and business segment. Varied accommodation options are available at a reasonable price. Preferred by Govt. institutions, Travel agencies around the world, Corporate & Companies. Hotel has adopted eco-friendly practices and has rain water harvesting system.

Classification of Rooms
Suite
03
Deluxe
83
Semi-Deluxe
71
Total
157
Name of F&B Outlet
Palm Restaurant with Lawn
60 Covers
Palm Lounge Bar
20 Covers
Detail of Banquet Halls
Bandhan Banquet Hall with Lawn
300 to 350 pax Capacity
Bandhan Lower Banquet Hall
200 to 250 Pax Capacity
Party Room
50 to 60 pax Capacity
Conference Hall
50 to 60 pax Capacity
Garden Retreat (Front Lawn)
250 to 300 Pax Capacity
Garden Retreat (Back Lawn)
200 to 250 pax Capacity

AT A GLANCE

parview-image-slide-party-hall-2parview-image-slide-party-hall-2
parview-image-slide-outdoorparview-image-slide-outdoor
ROOMS
SUITES

hotel attractions

The Palms

Multi Cuisine Restaurant (Ground Level)

Palms Restaurant is a 60 Cover multi-cuisine, air-conditioned restaurant-cum-cafe nestled amidst the enchanting Shivalik hills and dales. Sedately nestled in noise-free and tranquil environs, this little paradise on the earth for food buffs offers a fare of scrumptious feast, without leaving a big hole in your pocket. Apart from sumptuous meals, the well-stocked bar makes it a boozer’s dream destination. One can stretch out his/her spirit in the perfect ambient backdrop and relish a scrumptious feast from China, India, and a slew of other Continental cuisines. The signature dishes comprise all popular Punjabi flavors.

Palm Lounge Bar

(Ground Level)

Air-conditioned Bar having an array of Indian and foreign liquor, 20 seater Bar is ideally located with adjoining lawns which gives a perfect ambience to set that right mood for relaxation. The guests can relish drinks with an array of delectable snacks ranging from tandoor delights to munchy salads.

Garden Retreat

(Ground Level)

Two unique lawn venues for evening party and wintery afternoon Sun-Basking. The set up has barbecue facilities. Our Chefs are ready with sumptuous delicacies in Continental, Chinese and Mughlai cuisines perfectly set up by distinct and stylized layouts.

Conference Hall

(Ground Level)

Air – conditioned Conference Room ideal for conference for 50 persons Upon request, additional Conference services at extra charge are provided
  • State of the Art – Audio Visual equipment
  • Tele-conferencing facility
  • Overhead projectors
  • Plasma Display Unit etc.
Area: 1026 sq.ft.
Max Capacity: 50 pax

ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES

Tea / coffee makers in rooms

FREE WIFI

24-hours room service

Doctor on Call

Multi cuisine Restaurant

Daily housekeeping

NEAR BY

Special Rates on Online Bookings

Tariff/ Taxes subject to change without notice.
*Taxes as applicable

Rose Garden

MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

Capitol Complex

Sukhna Lake

Rock Garden

Room Tariff

FIT
Room Tariff (Rs)*
Semi Deluxe Room (AC)

Decent rooms with modest decor, Semi Deluxe rooms are fitted with window Air Conditioner, a bed for two persons with clean linens, attached toilet and a balcony.

Room Facilities: (AC)

  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Cable channels
  • Air conditioning
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Bathroom Toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Wake-up service
  • Upper floors accessible by elevators
₹2,300
Deluxe Room (AC)

Designed with pleasant interiors, Deluxe rooms are fitted with window AC’S and the bedroom offers a King size or a Twin bed for two persons with clean linens, attached toilet and individual balcony.

Room Facilities: (AC)

  • Flat screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Cable channels
  • Air conditioning
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Bathroom Toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Wake-up service
  • Shower
  • Upper floors accessible by elevators
₹3,000
Suite (AC)

Suites are approx. 380 square feet of living space with one large bed and vibrant settings. Have a dining area for 4, seating area with comfortable sofas and individually controlled air conditioning. Amenities include Hair Dryers and are facing the lawns on the ground level to unwind.

Room Facilities: (AC)

  • Flat screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Cable channels
  • Air conditioning
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Shower
  • Bathroom Toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Wake-up service
  • Hair Dryer in Suite
₹4,500
Extra Person
₹500

*Taxes extra, if any Tariff/ Taxes subject to change without notice.

Rose Garden

Named after India’s former President, Zakir Hussain, the garden was established in 1967 under the guidance of Chandigarh’s first Chief Commissioner late Dr M S Randhawa. The largest Rose Garden in Asia, it is spread over an area of 27 acres and has more than 17,000 plants representing some 1,600 varieties of roses as well as several fountains. Alongwith the roses emphasis was also given on the trees of medicinal value and some unique specimen trees to enhance the beauty of the garden. The medicinal trees planted here are bel, bahera, harar, camphor and yellow gulmohar. This garden is the venue of the annual Festival of Gardens, an event listed on the national calendar of fairs and festivals. This is one of the main cultural events of the city and draws thousands of visitors. It was started in 1966.

Art Gallery

MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
The Government Museum & Art Gallery was designed as a building for the Museum by Le Corbusier. It came into being on the 6th of May, 1968 with untiring efforts of Late M.S. Randhawa, the then Chief Commissioner.

Like the City of Chandigarh, the Museum owes its existence to the partition of the country. The collection of arts objects, paintings, sculpture and decorative arts was housed in Lahore, the then Capital of Punjab. On 20th April 1948 the division of the collection took place by which 60% of the objects were retained as were the objects already re-produced in books and excavated from the sites falling in erstwhile Punjab. The remaining 40% collection consisting mainly of Gandhara Sculpture and miniature paintings fell in the East Punjab’s share. Received in 1949, the collection was first installed in Amritsar and then shifted to Shimla. In 1954, the exhibits were shifted to MotiBagh Palace, Patiala. It was decided in 1960 that the Museum should have a building of its own in Chandigarh. The plan was approved in 1962 and the work remained suspended for some time and finally, the Museum was constructed and opened to public in May, 1968.

The Museum possesses the largest collection of the world famous Gandhara Sculptures after Lahore. There is also a well-appointed library in the Museum, which meets the needs of the scholars and students through its stock of 4600 books and references of arts and allied subjects.

The Art Galleries are classified as follows:-

Gandhara and Hindu Sculptures
Miniature Paintings
Contemporary Art Gallery
Decorative Arts and Coins
GANDHARA & HINDU SCULPTURES

When Alexander of Macesdonia came to India in 326 B.C., it consisted of 122 different nations. After his death in 323 B.C. his Generals added to the number by setting up additional independent kingdoms. The whole of Western Asia (from the present day Syria right upto Western Punjab in Pakistan) came under Graeco-Roman influence affecting art, customs, fashions, coins and language of the region. The local public intermarried with Romans and Greeks and adopted mixed religions and customs.

By the Ist century B.C., a large number of these foreigners settled in the Buddhist border kingdom of Gandhara (the name derived from “Gandhari”, the local tribe settled in the extreme NWFP region). The Gandhara region includes two royal cities Taxila&Pushkalavati near Peshawar. These early settlers converted to Buddhism, built monasteries, temple, stupas and created a vigorous art movement, ‘The Graeco-Buddhist art of Gandhara’. Though superficially there were Graeco Roman elements in this art, it was essentially an Indian art. This art flourished under the various rulers right upto 500 A.D., the famous out of the them being the Kushan King-Kanishka(2nd century A.D.). He conquered Mathura and the movement spread to that area also. It is believed that the art activity declined in Gandhara in 700 A.D and the artisans flocked to Kashmir via Baramula through the PirPanjal range. There are two major archaeological sites in Kashmir- a large monastery in ruins at Ushkar near Baramula and a similar monastery in the neighbourhood of Akhnur, in Jammu. These sites are popularly called Kashmir Terracottas.

Four distinct periods of this art are the Primitive style (1st century B.C.-250 A.D.), the Classical style (300 A.D. to 500 A.D.), the Mannerist style (500 – 650 A.D.), the Baroque style(650-800 A.D.). The Museum has an excellent collection of Buddhist, Brahminical , Jain sculptures. A part of collection came from Lahore. Some were received from Central National Museum and a few others were exchanged from other museums.

MINIATURE PAINTINGS
Indian paintings with the possible but important exception of early Indian frescoes are for the individual, to be enjoyed one or two at a time. Religion wise, the paintings may be divided into 3 categories – Buddhist, Hindu & Mohammedan.

The Hindu paintings have come to be referred as Rajput on account of its association with Rajputana and hill Rajputs of Punjab. The Rajas in Rajasthan employed artists who left the court of Delhi and apart from this, there was also a spiritual revival in Hinduism. The worship of Krishna spread all over India and it inspired the mystical literature and paintings in Rajasthan and Punjab hills in 12th-16th centuries.

The paintings reflect the belief, customs and traditions of the common people. The main aim was to popularise religion and make it available in every household. Chittor and Udaipur were the main cultural centres. The other centres were Bundi, Marwar& Bikaner, all now situated in Rajasthan

The Mohammedan art is called Mughal as the art owed its existence to the encouragement it received from the Mughal Empire. The paintings exhibit customs and traditions of the common people in a completely different style. The intent is to the state a fact without any spiritual overtones. The Mughal School of painting started with the Akbar and it attained its peak under the imperial dilettante Jahangir.

Buddhist and Rajput art were symbolic, signifying the spiritual life, with mysticism and the religion chief and dominant features while Mughal painting was frankly secular, and in character, realistic and eclectic.

The offshoot of the Rajput school manifested itself in the Punjab Himalayas developing small but highly significant individual role. Often called ‘Kangra Kalam’ after the leading state of the region, the ‘Pahari School’ includes mountainous states of Nurpur, Basohli, Guler, Chamba, Kutler, Mankot, Jammu. The ruler of the states patronised the artists and produced considerable amount of work for local demand including portraits of rulers and chieftains, hunting and domestic scenes and illustration of mythological and religious writings.

By the 19th century, the Pahari artists enlarged their sphere of activities. The Sikh court of Lahore ruled by Maharaja Ranjit Singh from 1803 to 1839 accorded encouragement to the artists resulting in numerous paintings of Sikh nobility executed in ‘Kangra Kalam’ to start with later evolving a distinctive style. Its themes are 10 Sikh Gurus, the stories of the Janam Sakhi, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Rani Jindon, his sons, courtiers and generals. Apart from Lahore and Amritsar, which were the main centres of Sikh paintings, the others were Una, Anandpur, Kapurthala and Patiala. The famous painters of Sikh paintings are Sobha Singh, Thakur Singh, Kirpal Singh and Jaswant Singh.

CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY
Starting with the works of Bengal School revivalists artists like Rabindra Nath Tagore and Abhnindra Nath Tagore, the richness of collection is also reflected in the folkloric works of Jamini Roy and the serene paintings of Nicholas Roerick. Whether it is Amrita Sher Gill’s pictorial interpretation of the lift of the poor Indians, Hussains preference of lavish Indian Palette, human element reflected in the abstract works of Dhanraj Bhagat, the popular works of famous artists like Sobha Singh and Thakur Singh or the expressive works of Satish Gujral, the modernity of Indian art in all its aspects is quite different from that of the west. It is the emphasis on the humanistic element that gives the Modern Indian painting a distinct individual character.

DECORATIVE ARTS & COINS
Coins are important source of history and al commentary upon economic, social and political movement. The galleries display some important coins to acquaint the public with its history. Also on display are some of the important specimens of decorative arts.

OTHER SECTIONS

There is a Pottery section which reveals clearly the complete character of country’s past personality.

Also, on display are some specimens of textiles in the form of Puradahs and Chambarumals highlighting the trends in Indian embroidery and painting.

There are two temporary exhibition halls which can be hired for display purposes. There is also a Child Art Gallery in the Museum block. It is exclusively meant for children. There is a 180 seat air -conditioned auditorium for screening of educational films, holding of special slide lectures, seminars and conferences etc.

CITY MUSEUM
The city Museum was opened in December, 1997. The creation of the City Museum Chandigarh was one of the several activities pursued by the UT Administration during the 50th Anniversary of India’s independence. The objective was to document and display the planning and architectural development that went into this unique urban experiment and to bring out the distinctive and significant aspects of its lay-out and design. It houses original sketches, photographs, plans, models and documents reflecting the evolution of the City from the drawing board state to its realization.

The displays kept in the basement tell the story of partition of the country and the necessity to build new Capital city of Chandigarh. The story of selection of the site and the accompanying controversies is also told through rare documents; maps and drawings. Gradually the exhibits through various panels focus on to the selection of first team of Architects and planners i.e. the American team consisting primarily of Albert Mayer and Mathew Nowicki. Evocative original sketches, studies and drawings prepared by American team demonstrate the enormous amount of pioneering work they did in evolving the first Master Plan. Of particular interest are the broad similarities between the City’s first Master Plan prepared by Albert Mayer and the final one as modified by Le Corbusier. The sketches and documents which are on display in original highlight the hitherto, lesser known great contribution made by the American team in the building of Chandigarh.

On the Ground Floor is the display of the material pertaining to Le Corbusier’s arrival on the scene and his work subsequent to the tragic death of Mathew Nowicki and withdrawal of the American team from the contract for the project. The sketches and drawings prepared by Corbusier personally as well as by his team have been explained. The correspondence between Corbusier and Nehru is also displayed. Various models, photographs give details of the monumental buildings designed by Le Corbusier personally such as: Capital Complex, Museum Complex and the College of Arts & Architecture. Another lesser known aspect of Chandigarh’s planning is that besides, architecture and other urban components, it is one of the few cities of the world with planned landscaping. Various conceptual sketches made personally by Corbusier for the development of Leisure Valley, the Sukhna Lake and tree plantations along various roads, parks and civic areas are displayed.

The first floor of the City Museum houses the theme of “Chandigarh today and tomorrow.” This section broadly displays the City’s growth after the first phase and departure of Corbusier and his foreign team. The City’s evolution through its second phase and the beginning of the third phase are highlighted. Also the commercial centres and major public buildings built later are displayed.

MUSEUM OF EVOLUTION OF LIFE (Sector 10)
Opened to public on 13th August, 1973, Museum of Evolution of Life invites for a stimulating adventure in evolutionary studies. The evolution of life from the unicellular organism to its present state of biological diversity has been explained through exquisite paintings. The paintings exhibit the origin of evolution of life, the variety and diversity of plants and animals including different extinct races of man, their inter-relationship in nature and the fundamentals of evolutionary process. The other main galleries of the Museum include Astronomy, Archaeology, Pre-historic and Geology presented with scientific and technical display. A reference library with fairly good number of books on evolution, paleontology, zoology, botany, biology etc. has been provided in the museum to meet the scientific needs of the scholars and students.

INTERNATIONAL DOLLS MUSEUM ( Sector 23 )
The Museum was set up with the joint efforts of Chandigarh Administration and Rotary Club of Chandigarh in 1985. The objective for setting the Dolls Museum was to attract and provide amusement to children. Dolls are living entities to children and hence an important means of communication. There are about 250 dolls from countries like Netherland, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Russia and Korea. There is also one toy train on display in the Museum. Paintings of important landmark of different countries have been added to form a background alongwith more coloured blowups.

ART GALLERIES ( Sector 10 )
Across the large expanse of paved space and not far from the Museum was the art gallery, referred to as the ‘Pavilion of Temporary Exhibition’. The buildings of both the museum and the art gallery were realised after the death of Le Corbusier, but strictly according to his designs. The Pavilion was intended as a facility for exhibitions of individual artists. However, since this function was being more than adequately looked after by the Art Gallery within the Government Museum, supplemented by the Art Gallery in the college of Art, this building, became somewhat neglected. Its design and location made it an obvious choice for the City Museum.

There are four more Art Galleries in the city :

Department of Fine Art Gallery, Punjab University.
Art folio, Sector 9
Punjab Arts Council Gallery, Sector 16
Alliance Francais Gallery, Sector 36
NATIONAL GALLERY OF PORTRAITS, Sector 17
Portraits of Indian Freedom Fighters, rare documents of the voices of leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru are Exhibited at preserved.

Capitol Complex

The Capitol Complex located in Sector 1 is the raison-d’ etre for this city, the seat of the Government. Originally, it housed only the Government of Punjab but now it is the joint headquarters of Punjab and Haryana. The offices of the Union Territory of Chandigarh are located in Sector 9.

This sector, set against the backdrop of Shivalik hills, was entirely developed by Le Corbusier. The complex consists of the Secretariat, the Legislative Assembly and the High Court. There was to have been a fourth building in the form of A Raj Bhawan (Governor’s Palace) or a Museum of Knowledge but this is yet to be realised.

The three edifices of the Capitol Complex stand in their majesty as monuments. They were conceived as temples of democracy of free India. Their bold sculptural forms epitomize the plasticity of Le Corbusier’s architecture which consider concrete as “molten rock”.

Sukhna Lake

The man made picturesque Sukhna lake in the foothills of Shivalik range is an idyllic place for quiet communion with nature and for offer water sports activities such as boating, yachting, water skiing, etc..

Sukhna is an inseparable part of the city. Le Corbusier had foreseen that the residents of the city would be drawn towards it for the ‘care of the body and spirit’. The planners of the city will be thrilled to find that this beautiful gift to the city has extended its attraction beyond its boundaries.

This 3 sq km rain fed lake was created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik Hills. Originally the seasonal flow entered the lake directly causing heavy siltation. To check the inflow of silt, land measuring 2542 hectares was acquired in the catchments area and put under vegetation. The curvilinear profile of the promenade along the banks of Sukhna hums with activity from dawn to dusk, reflecting changing moods of the day. As the golden hue of the dawn shimmers through its placid waters, a stream of joggers hurries along to savour the fresh morning air.

Others amble on the dew-wet grass, children frolic around, while a few others find time to meditate in tranquility. On weekends in winter, one can hear the melodious strains of the flute or classical rendering by famous musicians on its banks. As the golden orb emerges brightly from the Shivalik hill range, the morning crowd recedes…. and groups of students arrive to browse through their books under the shady trees. The afternoon attracts families on picnic and a siesta to complete their foray into the lap of nature.

The evenings see Sukhna again coming alive with tourists, and families thronging the promenade, the Chef Lakeview, CITCO’s fast food joint, shops and of course the jetties for a boat ride. For children there are a number of joy-rides and a mini train. As night descends, the lights from the hill resort of Kasauli reflect in the lake and present a bewitching sight.

Sukhna is a sanctuary for many exotic migratory birds like the Siberian duck, Storks and Cranes, during the winter months. The Lake has been declared as a protected national wetland by the Government of India. People of Chandigarh love Sukhna. During summers, there are streams of men, women and children from all walks of life offering voluntary service to desilt the lake bed for about three months. This annual ritual has been a regular feature since long.

Sukhna has a membership based Lake Club with open lawns, a gym, indoor games, swimming pool and tennis courts with both synthetic and grass courts. Boating, rowing, sculling, sailing, kayaking and water skiing can be enjoyed throughout the year.

The Lake, which was the venue for the Asian Rowing Championships, has the longest channel for rowing and yachting events in Asia.

The Lake is fringed by a golf course to the south, and the famous Rock Garden to its west.

Rock Garden

Chandigarh has the distinction of having a unique world-acclaimed Rock Garden. It consists of art objects, fashioned from industrial and urban waste. It is situated between the Capitol Complex and Sukhna Lake in Sector 1. It nestles amidst 20 acres of woods in the form of an open air exhibition hall, theatre trove and a miniature maze all rolled into one vast fantasy land of art and landscape. It is without doubt, a tourist spot that is a must on the itinerary of every visitor to Chandigarh.

The Creator
The Rock Garden has become almost a heritage site. Artists and connoisseurs from all over the world flock to see this unique and amazing creation. The concept is daring, the appeal perennial. Visitors leave in admiration, only to return again. The creator of the Rock Garden, Nek Chand, was a Road Inspector in the Engineering Department of Chandigarh Capital Project. He roamed the Shivalik Foothills and picked up stones resembling bird, animal, human and abstract forms. He brought them on his bicycle. The first seven years (1958-65) were spent collecting natural material, urban and industrial waste. Gradually his collection mounted to a staggering twenty thousand rock forms of amazing beauty. These were deposited around a hut which he had built for his work and contemplation. He built the Rock Garden from this improvised hut which was located by the side of a stream.

Collection
Since the site where Rock Garden stands today was also used as a dumping ground for urban and industrial waste, Nek Chand picked up pieces of foundry lime-kiln and metal workshop wastes and also shaped them with his creative genius, resembling human, animal or abstract forms. These pieces have been innovatively displayed as sculptures in the garden.

Also, on display are shapes sculptured by using a variety of discarded materials such as frames, mudguards, forks, handle bars, metal wires, play marbles, crowns of soft drink bottles, porcelain, auto parts, broken bangles, pieces of slate, burnt bricks and even human hair recovered from barbers’ shop.

Nek Chand salvaged a variety of debris from demolished structures, waste from lime kilns, discarded street lights, electrical fittings, broken sanitary ware, crockery etc. thus demonstrating how urban and industrial waste can be fruitfully recycled and used in creative pursuit.

Kingdom
In the true spirit of a make-believe `kingdom’ the Rock Garden has fourteen different chambers, like the forecourt : housing natural rock-forms, a royal poet’s and a musician’s chamber complete with a pond and a hut; the main court (Durbar) where the king’s throne adorns the place with natural stone forms depicting gods and goddesses lining the place; a swimming pool for the queen, etc. Another phase of the garden comprises the grand palace complex, minars, water falls, an open air theatre, a village, mountains, over bridges, pavilions and areas for royal pleasures. The tree and root sculpture offers a powerful counterpoint to the existing vegetation.

An open air theatre and a vast pavilion with a centre stage are the other highlights of the Rock Garden where art and culture blend amidst the rustic and exotic environs of the garden.

The Teej Festival, when the Rock Garden assumes a festive look, holds a special attraction for tourists. Young damsels partake in the fun and frolic by swaying on the giant swings, while others adorn their hands with traditional Mehandi (henna), amidst joyful songs and dances.

As you stroll through the Rock Garden, enjoying the awe inspiring creation, you may find yourself face to face with the unassuming, down to earth artist Nek Chand himself, in flesh and blood, working at or supervising his ‘kingdom’.