Chandigarh is a vibrant city that speaks aloud about its culture and traditions. In this article, we have highlighted top 5 tourist destinations in Chandigarh.
Sukhna Lake- There is a variety of places to go in Chandigarh, but nothing can beat Sukhna Lake, when it comes to most travelled places in the city. The surprising thing of this lake is- it is artificial or manmade lake in the city, which was created way back in the year 1958. Stretching it more than 3 km, the lake is surrounded by lush green garden that makes it heavenly place for boating and yachting lovers. You can usually see people from different age walking, jogging and sprinting or people can be seen with their loved ones in a boat at a far side of the wide lake.
The lake has been declared as a protected national wetland by Government of India, so here you can witness a lot of different species of migratory birds like Storks, cranes and Siberian duck around the lake which makes it a popular tourist destination. You can visit this lake at anyday of the week between 5 AM to 9 PM, and entry fee is zero.
Rock Garden – Situated in Chandigarh sector 1 between Sukhna Lake and Capitol Complex, Rock Garden is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Chandigarh throughout the year. And the best thing about this place is it is built with through-away and waste material. It is blended with waterfalls, polls, curve away and other attraction. The garden shows the power of imagination and inventory. Generally, the garden opens all days at 9 A.M, so if you are searching for the top tourist destinations in Chandigarh, it is highly recommended to start your day with Rock Garden to envision an example of creativity and innovation.
Leisure Valley– Leisure Valley is a town of gardens. And why not, it is spread over 8 km from Chandigarh city from sector 1 to sector 53 with number of famous parks like Rose Garden, Terrace Garden, Topiary park. Botanical garden is the perfect spot to unwind yourself and break from daily din and bustle. However, it remains open all the days, but if you are going to Chandigarh for holidays, then Leisure Valley is the best.
Rose Garden– It is also called as Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, and is spread over 30 acres of Chandigarh city and is the largest rose garden in the entire Asia, which is named after former President of India. This rose garden contains more than 17,000 rose plants with 1600 varieties of roses. It also hosts festival of gardens every year and it is one of the largest garden festivals of Asia that contains exhibition of different species of rose and games. It attracts large crowd.