Le Corbusier, the great architect-planner and his Indian associates opted for the rectangular pattern of roads while planning for Chandigarh in early 1950s. One of the outstanding characteristics of this pattern is that main roads intersect each other at right angles, dividing the entire space by rectangles. In the urban scheme of transportation squares, traffic is differentiated as follows: self-regulated traffic, compulsory-regulated traffic, combined-traffic, and traffic at different levels. Chandigarh has well maintained roads and provides for an ample parking space all over the city and this makes it more convenient to use your private vehicle for exploring the city.
The city has an excellent bus service run by Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU). It serves as the best means of local transport. Also, these buses provide with inter-state services. For traveling short distances, Rickshaws and Auto-Rickshaws (normally known as three-wheelers) are just apt.
Getting to Chandigarh by the air transport is perhaps the most convenient modes of transport that allows the tourists to access this town from the farthest corners of town. The airport in Chandigarh is located at a distance of 11 km from the city center and regular flights are available from Delhi provided by the Air India, Kingfisher Airlines, Jagson Airlines and Jet Airways.
For the travelers who want to reach Chandigarh by rail transport, the railway station is located at a distance of 7 km from the city center. The various other tourist destinations such as Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Chennai, Kerala and other cities/states are well-linked by the rail transport.