Travellers to India are heading to the northern city of Chandigarh.

NDTV reported that more than 39,000 foreign tourists from countries such as the UK, Canada, France and Germany visited the destination in 2010.

The data, from the Chandigarh tourism department, showed that this is an increase from the 37,900 and 32,000 foreign visitors who came to the city in 2009 and 2008 respectively.

Chandigarh is the only planned city in modern India and was designed by the French architect Le Corbusier in the 1950s.

Its roads are wide and remarkably well laid-out, while green spaces dot the city throughout.

UK tourist Sally Gayle told the news provider: “In the case study in my architecture diploma course, I have to study the buildings designed by Corbusier.

“This is my second visit to Chandigarh and I have become a big fan of its wide roads and cleanliness. Everything is very well planned.”

Written by Erin Marshall

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