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Golf tourism, Chandigarhs new attraction

Golf tourism is making waves in Punjab and Haryana capital Chandigarh.Nestled in the foothills of the Shivalik ranges are three world-class courses, all equipped with ultra modern facilities.Grabbing the opportunity, 65 golfers savoured the thrilling experience of playing golf in Chandigarh. Even, NRIs are making a beeline for these unique courses. NRIs come here during the summer time and bring their kids to put them in our Chandigarh Golf Association (CGA) courses and in the academy to learn.

By Sunil Sharma Chandigarh, May 15 : Golf tourism is making waves in Punjab and Haryana capital Chandigarh.Nestled in the foothills of the Shivalik ranges are three world-class courses, all equipped with ultra modern facilities.Grabbing the opportunity, 65 golfers savoured the thrilling experience of playing golf in Chandigarh. Even, NRIs are making a beeline for these unique courses. "NRIs come here during the summer time and bring their kids to put them in our Chandigarh Golf Association (CGA) courses and in the academy to learn.

Compared to golf courses in America, where a golf lesson cost upwards of 200 dollars, a golf lesson here costs Rs 200. They want this next generation to take up the golf. So that's where the potential is," said C S R Reddy, President of CGA. There is a popular view that a ready infrastructure in golf will add considerable revenue to Chandigarh's kitty."After playing for three days at the three different golf courses, I find that it really matches international standards.

The infrastructure is even better, if we compare it with some of the other countries. I recently visited Austria and I found that we even have better facilities. NRIs are coming at least twice a year here.

So for them it is an added attraction," said M P Khanna, Golf Tourist and Travel Agent.Chandigarh offers not just golf, but food, culture and a unique lifestyle. A perfect holiday package. "Chandigarh is a good tourist destination. You have quite a number of spots like the Sukhna Lake, the Rock Garden, the Pinjore Gardens and of course the golf courses," said Sunil Khanna, a golfer from New Delhi. It may not be Scotland, but Chandigarh does provide the ideal golfing experience for its visitors.

The city derives its name from a Hindu goddess Chandi's temple "Chandi Mandir" located in nearby Panchkula District of Haryana. The word Chandigarh literally means "the fort of Chandi".

Today, the well-planned Chandigarh is known for its high standard of living and tops the list of Indian States and Union Territories with a Human Development Index of 0.674.

Chandigarh also boasts of two satellite cities (both of which share a border with it): Panchkula and Mohali.

ANI

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