Open Hand Monument

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    Location: 31, Uttar Marg, Capitol Complex, Sector 1, Chandigarh, 160001, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 to 2 hours

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    The Open Hand Monument, a well known place situated in the city of Chandigarh, in India. This is a symbolic structure located in the Capitol Complex of the Indian city and union territory of Chandigarh and a structure designed by the architect Le Corbusier. This Open hat Mountain is the symbol and emblem of the Government of Chandigarh. This symbolizes the hand to give and the hand to take, peace and prosperity and also the unity of mankind. This is the largest example of Le Corbusier’s many open Hand sculptures. A lot of visitors Come to visit this place everyday. If you are in Chandigarh you must visit it.


    Chandigarh is a dream city in India. The city of Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister was planned by the famous French Architect Le Corbusier. This represents the history of this city. That’s why it attracts tourists a lot. Moreover the place looks beautiful. The surroundings of the place are wonderful. It is a great place for history and nature enthusiasts. Visiting this place will be one of the best experiences for anyone while visiting Chandigarh. 


    The open hand mountain is the official symbol of the city of Chandigarh. It was built when the hand moves in the direction of wind. There is a small amphitheater under this historic structure which is very important for the city. Throughout history, this structure of the open palm has been associated with truth, honesty and mankind. On the other side, a palms down gesture suggests domination and aggression. This palm position of your can make a difference. 

    Inside/Outside Views

    The sculpture, the open hand mountain, is one of the largest examples of Le Corbusier’s many Hand structures. It stands 85 ft high or 26 meters. The metal structure with vanes is 46 ft or 14 meters high, and weighs 500 short tons or 100,000Ib. And it is cleverly designed to rotate in the wind.

    This famous structure is located at the foothills of Shivaliks. It is known as one of the best experiments of modern architecture in the twentieth century in India.

    Opening Hours

    1. Sunday 9 AM–8 PM
    2. Monday 9 AM–8 PM
    3. Tuesday 9 AM–8 PM
    4. Wednesday 9 AM–8 PM
    5. Thursday 9 AM–8 PM
    6. Friday 9 AM–8 PM
    7. Saturday 9 AM–8 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee in this place.

    Near Restaurants

    1. Mera Pind Indian Restaurant
    2. Lyons Restaurant
    3. Gopal Sweets
    4. Virgin Courtyard
    5. Dera

    Near Hotels

    1. Hotel Mountview
    2. Taj Chandigarh
    3. Hotel Oyster
    4. Hotel Emerald Chandigarh
    5. Hyatt Centric Sector 17 Chandigarh

    How to Reach

    By air: The nearest airport to the Open Hand Monument of Chandigarh is the Chandigarh International Airport. It is well connected with the other major cities of India. From there you can hire any local transport to reach your destination.

    By train: The Chandigarh Junction railway station is the closest railway station to the Open Hand Monument of Chandigarh. It is also well connected with the other major cities of India. You will find taxis and cabs outside the railway station which can take you to your desired place easily.

    Tips for Travellers

    • Carry your important things in a small bag.
    • Carry a photo ID card
    • Do visit the hidden monument


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes,  this place is absolutely safe for tourists.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed inside Muchalinda Lake?

    Ans: Yes,  photography is allowed here and no fee is needed for that.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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