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.
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..