How Safe Is Chandigarh for Travel?

Chandigarh, India
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Chandigarh as the capital of the two neighboring states of Punjab and Haryana.

The city is unique as it is not a part of either of the two states but is governed directly by the Union Government, which administers all such territories in the country.

Chandigarh is a good place to visit if you need a break from the bustle of life.

Travelers come here to see the neat geometrical design of residential quarters, reinforced concrete structures and self-contained area layouts.

Each sector of the city is designed with its own shops, academic, and health care buildings, and places of worship, open spaces, greenery, and residential areas.

Chandigarh is one of the best-planned cities in India.

Roads are pretty wide and spacious.

Warnings & Dangers in Chandigarh

Overall Risk


The city is quite safe, has a low crime rate. However, you should be careful when moving through the streets at night, avoid crowds and keep track of your things.

Transport & Taxis Risk


Taxi is safe if you negotiate the price before sitting in the car. The public transport is not very safe in terms of pickpockets, so you should remain attentive, particularly on night trains and buses.

Pickpockets Risk


The risk of pickpockets is high especially in public transportation. Tourists need to keep an eye on their passport and luggage, as well as handbags.

Natural Disasters Risk


The area is vulnerable towards natural and man-made calamities such as floods, earthquakes, wind storms, sunstroke, heat and cold wave, fire accidents and chemical and biological accidents.

Mugging Risk


In Chandigarh, cases of armed robbery or kidnapping rarely occur. In this regard, it is quite safe here.

Terrorism Risk


Terrorist attacks are possible in the region due to the fact that, in general, they are not rare in India. The victims of such attacks are often random tourists. Learn the news and the political situation before visiting this city.

Scams Risk


Scams are at a high level here. Travelers should avoid travel alone, in public transport or in crowded places. Be cautioned of beggars and refuse any help from strangers. It can be a trick to cheat you.

Women Travelers Risk


Women traveling alone can be safe if they follow the rules: do not walk late at night, avoid the outskirts of the city and wear modest clothes.

So... How Safe Is Chandigarh Really?

Chandigarh is also a very secure city.

The index of crime is low here.

It even the lowest in the country, you can feel safe at any hour in the city.

The birth of this modern, youngest and vibrant city had a dramatic history: that took place at the time of partition of India and Pakistan.

Lahore, the historical capital of Punjab was ceded to Pakistan and Chandigarh was conceived to be a symbol of India’s freedom.

Despite safety in the city, it’s recommended not to keep your baggage unattended, especially in public places.

Also, keep your valuables in your hotel room.

While traveling with cash in hand, ensure that you do not open your wallet in front of the people rendering your services, such as guide, taxi driver, etc.

Travelers should be aware of pickpockets – they can catch you in busy streets and crowded public transports.

Never consume drinks or eatables offered to you by strangers.

Avoid traveling during late nights, especially when are all alone.

For women are advised to wear modest clothes.

The police work fast here and you can count on help if you needed.

Feel free to contact them in any case of emergency.

How Does Chandigarh Compare?

CitySafety Index
Calgary (Canada)82
Buenos Aires (Argentina)60
Vancouver (Canada)82

Useful Information

  • Visas - Visitors to India must obtain a visa unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or a country whose citizens may obtain a visa on arrival, or an e-Visa online. A valid passport is a must.
  • Currency - The Indian rupee is the official currency of India. It has a sign: ₹ and code: INR. The rupee is subdivided into 100 paise.
  • Weather - The best time to visit Chandigarh is from October to March. Temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year.
  • Airports - Chandigarh has an airport, which serves domestic airlines and connecting Chandigarh to International destinations. It located 19 km from the city center.
  • Travel Insurance - The travel insurance policy is a must when visiting a foreign country. Make sure you got it before starting your journey, the customs officer may ask for it.
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Chandigarh Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 13° C
Feb 16° C
Mar 21° C
Apr 26° C
May 31° C
Jun 32° C
Jul 29° C
Aug 28° C
Sep 27° C
Oct 24° C
Nov 19° C
Dec 14° C
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2 Reviews on Chandigarh

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    Julia Rouse says:

    Thanks for gathering this information. This is really helpful to plan one day to Chandigarh.

  2. E
    Eric F. says:

    I had a good time in Chandigarh

    I was in Chandigarh last month, great restaurants and low prices (well it’s India, as an American, most places in India are cheap for American standards).

    A great overall trip, do watch out when you use public transportation, there are pickpockets there.

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