First Smoke-Free City of India : Chandigarh

Welcome to first Smoke-free City of India : Chandigarh. I like the city the because of its cleanness, friendly enviornment & excellenet quality of life. There are lot of good places to see in chandigarh. Here I would share the story through Pics….

Sukhna Lake: Personally, I like this place the most. Its a good place to go in evening & spend some time there… If you are there on Sunday, don’t miss the cultural program by Chandigarh Tourism Dept.





Rock Garden: Rock garden is near to Sukhna Lake, so plan to cover both the places accordingly. Rock garden is open for limited time, so confirm the timings first. The entrance leads to a magnificent, almost, surrealist arrangement of rocks, boulders, broken chinaware, discarded fluorescent tubes, broken and cast away glass bangles, building waste, coal & clay-all juxtaposed to create a dream folk world of places, soldiers, monkeys, village life, women and temples. In the end there is a huge open space surrounded by different kind of mirrors having special effects. There are lot of things to do for children.







Rose Garden: Rose garden is spread over 30 acres of land having 1600 different species of roses. These have been planted beautifully carved out lawns and flowers. I have not any good photograph of rose belts because most of the time I visited the place without camera or in out of season. Every year, either at end of February or beginning of March, a big festival known as Rose Festival, is celebrated at this garden. Don’t miss the musical fountains in the evening.





Shanti Kunj: This is situated at a very peaceful place that is free from noise and pollution. It is located between Rose Garden & the Cricket Stadium in Sector-16. This is full of lush green grounds and varieties of plants/trees like vertical shaped trees, trees that provide shade, trees apt for environment & flowering trees. Also there are some medicinal plants that are utilized to cure several diseases. There is a natural stream that runs in this garden. Try to cover this place while you go to Rose garden.sk1





So plan to visit Chandigarh & enjoy the beauty. I will try to write something about other places including some good places for shopping & some good restaurants famous for different things..


  • nandanjha says:

    I stayed at CHD for about two months and its really amazing to find that its so clean, green , with wide roads, not too much of traffic. Haven’t been to Rose Garden, guess I should try to catch that Rose festival which you mentioned.

    and welcome back, your first story was quite a while back :) Keep writing

  • manish says:

    Hello Ripple,

    What I can say is that the pictures you took are very beautiful. I am not able to understand that why they are not coming with good resolution in the story. When I clicked on the link, I got to see the beautiful pictures, while with the post I see hazy pictures, with squares. Please see how it can be rectified.


  • nandanjha says:

    Yes, its all pixel-ated. I tried doing some thing but not successful.
    Let me try some more.

  • nandanjha says:

    Ok, so it can be fixed but I would need to change the resolution of all the images. And I think they have lost their aspect ratio (probably as some result of resizing in the visual editor).

    So, my suggestion would be to either put these on picasaweb and then link them. I did for first one. Check out.

    Or, we can change the file props (from thumbnail to ‘full size’) right here and see how it looks. For the portrait ones its looking good (see that bangle lady at the bottom) but if I do it for the Landscape ones then it gets all over the side-column.

    Take your pick. I would probably suggest doing the picasaweb way.

  • Nikita Goyal says:

    Hi Vj,You have really described Chandigarh very beautifully. You have very well captured the scenic beauty. It feels really nice to be a Chandigarhian while reading this post. For shopping, you can go to sector-17,sector 22 and Elante mall (Elante mall is basically filled with international brands which isn’t preferred much by tourists).

  • Rajan Pal says:

    Wow.. definitely want to visit Chandigarh after this. Any shopping tips.

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