the heart of the city, is located Sector 17. This is the main shopping
centre of the city though there are now many government and private
offices also. This commercial centre is fully pedestrianised. Here, the
residents shop, lounge around or simply relax in the beautiful
surroundings to enjoy the various fashion houses located here. Big
showrooms and excellent departmental stores cater to the needs of
shoppers. In evenings, one can see the crowd walking around here and
there. The ultimate lightening effects are visible during the evenings.
The city is a shopper's paradise, the city centre being a major turning point. Besides the city centre, there are many shopping areas spread over the entire city. The most prominent being the city sub centre located in sector 34, the shopping areas of sector 15 and 22 are also major crowd pullers.
In Chandigarh summers are hot and light, hence airy cottons
are most suitable for this season. The traditional Indian sandal is just
right when one is in the city. The
T-shirt and blue jeans are major choice of young people in Chandigarh. In
monsoon season in the city, one can experience both cool temperatures and
sweltering steamy temperatures. Summer clothes hold good for this season
except the leather shoes. It is recommended to use all-weather footwear.
In winters, people wear sweaters, jackets, shawls, mufflers and nice warm
socks. The men wear three-piece suits or jackets and the ladies are seen
salwaar-kameez, topped by colourful 'dupattas'.