Chandigarh is the Union Territory of India and serves as the capital of Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh is among the first planned cities of India post-Independence. Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier made the master plan of Chandigarh & tourists can get to see many structures made by him. Chandigarh is well-connected by air, train and road to all major cities of India. Let’s look at some popular tourist places that one should visit.
Best Places to Visit in Chandigarh
1) Rock Garden: The Rock Garden in Sector 1 of Chandigarh is spread across 40 acres and made up of urban and industrial waste. It’s between Sukhna Lake and Capitol building. The sculptures exhibited here are created by Nek Chand, who was a former Road Inspector in Chandigarh. The exhibition area is divided into three phases. It was constructed in the year 1957 and has 5000 sculptures. This garden is the best place for art lovers and the best example of ‘Best from Waste.’
2) Rose Garden: Rose Garden is in sector 16 & is known as Zakir Hussain Rose Garden. The garden is home to 825 types of flowers and 32,500 varieties of trees and medicinal plants. February to March is the best time to visit Rose Garden. It is the best place to hang out with family and friends.
3) Sukhna Lake: Sukhna Lake is a reservoir in the foothills of Shivalik hills. Le Corbusier and Chief Engineer P L Verma created the lake in 1958 by damming the Sukhna stream flowing from Shivalik Hills. It is also the venue for the Asian Rowling Championship. There are various activities such as boating, trampoline jumping and Solar Cruise. A gold course and Rose Garden also surround the lake. Apart from this, one can also go on a Shikara ride, get a portrait made, do a camel ride, feed the ducks, visit the Garden of Silence, and see the Sukhna Water Regulatory.
Written By: Tejas Purohit