Chandigarh is the capital city of- Punjab and Haryana.The name of the city is derived from an ancient temple- Chandi Mandir, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Chandi. Rock Garden is one of the best and spectacular attractions in Chandigarh .The Rock garden is as like symbol of creativity and innovation. It consists of various art objects. The Rock garden is made by large number of colored stone, tiles and another hard material connected by walled paths. It contains very artistic theatre.
When you enter into the most breathtaking arrangement of rocks, boulders, frames, broken chinaware, metal wires, broken bangles, play marbles, it is truly a treat to the eyes and this make a classy entrance.
The Rock garden displays different types of statue made from different discarded waste materials like frames, mudguards, forks, handle bars, metal wires, play marbles, porcelain, auto parts, broken bangles etc. and made attractive material e.g. a world of palaces, soldiers, monkeys, village life, women and temples.This garden is without a single flower, is the venue of the annual Teej Festival and the entire garden lights up and looking very nice.
Rock garden is located in Sector 1 between the Capitol Complex and Sukhna Lake and its foundation goes to Nek Chand in 1957, who was the then Road Inspector in the Engineering Department of Chandigarh Capital Project.The Garden has 14 different chambers included a musician’s chamber and the main court (Darbar), looking very natural.
(1st April to 30th September)
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
(1st October to 31st March)
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The rock garden is open all seven days of a week
Sukhna Lake is an inseparable part of the city of Chandigarh. Le Corbusier had foreseen that it would be drawn for the 'care of the body and spirit'. Sukhna has a many things with lawns, a gym, indoor games, swimming pool and tennis courts and boating, rowing, sailing and kayaking can be enjoyed throughout the year.
In winter months, Sukhna is a sanctuary for many birds like the Siberian duck, Storks and Cranes. The Government of India has declared it as a protected national wetland.In summers, there are streams of men, women and children from all walks of life offering voluntary service. The most popular is the Mango Festival held during the monsoons.
Sukhna Lake is a reservoir at the foothills of the Himalayas, the Shivalik hills. This lake was created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik Hills.
Boating at Sukhna Lake Chandigarh.2 seater boats and 4 seater boats are available and life jacket is compulsory also charges are different according to seat
Visit Garden of Silence
This garden is situated towards the other end of the Sukhna Lake also called as Buddha Peace Park.
Feed the ducks
How to travel:-
The Chandigarh Railway Station is 8 Kms from the city centre in Sector 17. The twice daily Shatabdi, Jan Shatabdi and Himalayan Queen connects New Delhi and Chandigarh.
Buses of several State Road Transport Corporations connect Chandigarh with many cities and towns of neighboring states. The Inter-citycabs are also easily available by online.