| Updated on May 6, 2021


Life of a city is somewhere you can go to and experience the spirit of that city. The principles on which the city stands and everything that the city has to offer can be found in its heart. One such place in the beautiful city of Chandigarh is sector 17.

Sector 17 is the unofficial city centre of Chandigarh, everything the city has to offer can be found here. A hub for shopping and eating, this sector is also the house of some of the oldest buildings in the city. All the major government offices, including the high court archives building and the first interstate bus terminal of the city, are situated here.

One landmark here that makes this sector the actual core of Chandigarh in the sector 17 market. Sector 17 market is the most popular shopping stop in the city. Built in a wide-spaced plaza this market is a remarkable spectacle of the city’s architecture. The best shopping stores, food shops, books stores, cineplexes can be found here.

What to do when visiting Sector 17 Market?

  • Shopping: Sector 17 market is known as the shopping hub of the city with brands from all around the world including Jack & Jones, Allen Solly, Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Raymond’s, Mochi, and Khadi, present here. If you want one stop for shopping, clothes, shoes, watches, and other accessories sector 17 market will not disappoint you. It offers branded as well as local store options which are usually pocket friendly. If you visit the sector 17 market for shopping you might as well check some street vendors, you might find something i.e wallets, second hand books, wooden home decore etc that the fancy shops don’t offer.
  • Food: To fulfill your shopping time hunger the market also has a wide range of local eateries, with fast food and desserts on the go. Iconic restaurants like Indian coffee house, hot millions, and even in-house restaurants of hotel Shivalik and hotel Taj are all around the market. If you visit this beautiful market don’t forget to try softy ice-cream from the local ice-cream corner.
  • Entertainment: One of the biggest attractions of this market however is the musical fountain in the middle of the plaza. A lovely fountain where evening shows filled with light and music are presented for spectator’s entertainment. Nukkar nataks and flashmobs can sometimes be spotted around the plaza fountain.
    To add to the entertainment offerings of the market you can find TDI Jagat Mall near the market which has a multiplex cinema. The old Neelam theatre is hard to miss and is a part of the city’s history. An old single-screen theatre once used to be the beating pulse of cinema in Chandigarh but now is a piece of history.
  • BookStores: If you are an avid reader you must check out the books stores around here. Some of the best stores in the city including, Universal book Store, the English Book Shop, and Universal Book Depot are situated here. Pandey book house is very popular among students, though it is a very small shop but can offer wide varieties of academic books.