runs through several Sectors. with wide
roads lined with avenues of trees, neat buildings, lush gardens,
fountains, waterways and even a lake
On the south-eastern boundary of
the city is the seasonal rivulet Sukhna Choe. Water through it used to flow away
in the rainy season. Sukhna lake was formed
by chanellising two hill streams, and is today a favourite with
Chandigarh’s citizens who use its boulevard for their
A three and half Km long dam was built to create a reservoir
of water, now known as
. The lake has also become the winter home for a
large number of migratory birds from Central Asia who journey
here to breed in its serene and unpolluted environs.
At one end of the Lake are the premises of
The Club management takes care to provide facilities for water sports and
is a unique but a world famous fantasy in the city, called The Rock Garden.
The are no flowers or plants in this garden. There are groups of music bands
engaged in their activity of entertaining the visitors with silent rhythmic
music. The garden was visualized by Nek Chand.
is much more to be seen in this garden than to be told in a nut-shell. Once
inside, one may spend hours and hours looking at the objects, even
forgetting to come out. The garden was visualized by Nek Chand.
As per its name historical and modern paintings and
sculptures of vast range are housed in the museum. Kangra miniature paintings
The Rose Garden
Next to the city center, in
sector 16, is situated Rose Garden sprawling in an area of 30 acres of land. There
are thousands of varieties of roses and many more thousands of rose plants in it.
These have been planted in beautifully carved out lawns and flower beds. Because
of the size and varieties, it has achieved world-wide fame and has come to be
known as the largest garden of its type in
Like the cultural zone, which is just across the road in Sector 16, this was
also planned by Dr. M.S. Randhawa as his interest in horticulture and fondness for
flowers was profuse.
Pinjore Gardens- 25 km -- Located a short
, on the Pinjore-Kalka road is the
. This is a traditional Mogul style garden, created in the 17th century by
Nawab Fidal Khan, architect to the Mogul emperor
were developed along a slope with a central channel of water in which
fountains were placed at regular intervals. On either side of the channel
are spacious walkways with shady trees and a carpet of green grass.
is a favorite picnic spot, accommodation is available at Rang Mahal and
The best time to visit :- The best time to visit Chandigarh
is between October and March.
is linked by air to
238 Km form New Delhi & 284 Km from Amritsar