Chandigarh

Overview

Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India, with architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. As the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh it is a prestigious city. The face of modern India, Chandigarh, is the manifestation of a dream that Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru envisaged and Le Corbusier executed.

Serenity and a city are two diametrically opposite concepts, which however, get belied in the 'City Beautiful'. Chandigarh is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature's preservation. It is here that the trees and plants are as much a part of the construction plans as the buildings and the roads. India’s first planned city, is a rich, prosperous, spic and span, green city rightly called “ THE CITY BEAUTIFUL ”.

 

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Rose Garden

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden Asia's largest Rose Garden and is spreaded over 30 acres of land having over 1600 different species or roses. These have been planted beautifully carved out lawns and flowers beds. Like the cultural zone which is just across the road in sector 10,this was also planned by Dr. M.S. Randhawa as his interest in horticulture and fondness for flowers was profuse. Every year, either at the end of February or beginning of March, a big festival known as Rose Festival, is celebrated at this garden. Over 20,000 people visit this festival. It’s one of the great celebrations in the city. There are lots of competitions, cultural celebrations and many other events.

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Sukhna Lake, Sector 1, Chandigarh, India

Nestled at the foothills of Shivaliks, Sukhna Lake is a beautiful lake set amid the picturesque surroundings. Quite popular amid the locals and visitors, the place is a perfect destination for solitude seekers. Sukhna Lake is a man-made lake at the foothills of Himalayas stretching along 3 km. With its pristine blue water, the lake serves as a perfect location for a stream of morning joggers and walkers who can also enjoy the fresh air. Apart from serving as a delight for artists and photographers, the lake is also a spot for water sports activities such as boating, yachting, and water-skiing under the clear sky. It is home to several species of fishes and migratory birds such as Siberian ducks and cranes. Bounded by a golf course on the south and popular Rose Garden towards west, the lake offers a mesmerizing view for its visitors at all time of the day.

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Rock Garden, Chandigarh, India

A symbol of imagination and novelty, this one is of its kind garden spread across an area of 64 acres. The Rock Garden has been designed as an open-air exhibition hall using urban and industrial wastes by Nek Chand, a former Road Inspector in Chandigarh. The Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a sculpture garden in Chandigarh, also known as Nek Chand's Rock Garden after its founder Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. Today it is spread over an area of 40 acres. It is completely built of industrial and home waste and thrown-away items. Various sculptures made up of broken ken glass bangles, china ware, discarded fluorescent tubes, clay and coal dot the premises. Walls of terracotta pots and the maze of paths, canyons and chambers display the great creativity. There is also a 14 chamber edifice with a waterfall, puddles, statues of animals and birds. The Rock Garden is one of the prime attractions of Chandigarh and is a must visit.

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Government Museum

Government museum and art gallery in Chandigarh is one of the prominent museums of India that speaks well of the history and partition of India. Established in August 1947, the museum is known for its rich collection of paintings, artifacts, sculptures and also for its unique architecture designed by Le Corbusier. The museum is located in the center of the town and offers the view of the Shivalik ranges in the backdrop.  The museum was constructed on 6th May 1968, before the partition of India. It was designed by the noted Swiss architect Le Corbusier and was inaugurated by Dr. MS Randhawa, then chief commissioner of Lahore. The collection of the museum belonged to Central Museum in Lahore (now in Pakistan). After the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, the artifacts, souvenirs, and sculptures of the museum were divided between India and Pakistan with sixty percent of the collection went to Pakistan the rest forty percent was retained in this museum. The museum was again established in the year 1947 with its remaining history collection.

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Botanical Garden

Comprising of two gardens, the botanical gardens spread over Chandigarh and is adorned by a huge variety of systematically arranged plant species that are both exotic and evergreen. One is placed in the Punjab University campus and the other is positioned in between the Sukhna Lake and Rock Garden in Sector-1.

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Terraced Garden

Illuminated musical fountain and the well planned orchard makes this 10 acre spread in Sector 33 an ideal picnic spot. The annual Chrysanthemum show in December is a major attraction here.

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Bougainvillea Garden

With fifty varieties of bougainvillea on display, this garden established in 1976 is spread over 20 acres. Its popularity lies in its varied shaped bougainvilleas- arch, pavilions, a cluster of bowers, and arcades. The annual Bougainvillea festival is a major draw here.

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Pinjore Garden

Spread over a massive area of 100 acres and also known as Yadvinder Garden, Pinjore Garden is a spectacle to behold. The work of creating the gardens began in the seventeenth century. Covering a total area of 100 acres, the Chandigarh Pinjore Garden serves as the venue of the annual event of mango festival during Baisakhi (April to June). The garden houses a mini zoo, historic places, Japanese garden, nursery and a number of picnic spots. According to the Hindu mythology, it is said that it is over here that Pandava brothers have rested during their exile.

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Garden of fragrance

Garden of Fragrance as the name suggests is famous for its fragrant plants such as Mehndi, Haar Shingar, Raat ki Rani, Motia, Champa, demask rose and varieties of jasmine. The park with beautiful landscape also offers a delightful walk for its visitors.

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Shanti Kunj

Set between the Cricket Stadium and the Rose Garden in Sector 16, Shanti Kunj is a garden fed by a natural stream that divides it into five blooming islands.

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