Chandigarh is a city and union territory that serves as the capital to the states of Haryana and Punjab. It is a beautifully planned city and is famous for a large number of options for all those who love to travel.
If you are in Chandigarh, do not forget to visit Sukhna Lake. It is situated at the foothills of Sukhna Hills and it is a reservoir and a rain-fed lake. It was originally built by damming the Sukhna Choe and it attracts a large number of visitors due to its great beauty. The roof of dam is indeed a great place to visit for nature lovers and will make a nice visit with your family and friends. You should also take your cameras with you when you visit here as it offers mesmerising views of lush greenery and gorgeous surroundings. Sukhna Lake essentially forms a part and parcel of the Chandigarh city. In fact during the famous Mango festival of the region celebrated during the monsoon season, the lake peps up with unparalleled splendour. In this festival, a large variety of mangoes are displayed and it is only one of the many food based festivals that are popular in this area. Moreover Chandigarh also sees a large number of cultural festivals as well. If you are a nature lover, you should visit the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden with your family and friends. This gorgeous garden is a must visit place for gardening aficionados and is home to around 1600 various species of roses. It is spread on an area of 30 acres and attracts a large number of visitors.
Chandigarh also has a unique Open House Monument that was designed by the famous architect Le Corbusier. It stands for a free exchange of ideas and was designed to move with the wind. It has a height of 26 metres and its theme of free exchange of ideas is a recurring theme in Le Corbusier architecture. A large number of architecture buffs and tourists visit this beautiful monument on a daily basis. All its major places to visit are covered in the Chandigarh tour packages.
If you are a creative soul, visiting the Rock Garden of Chandigarh will give you the thrill of life. It is a sculpture garden that was build up by Nek Chand, a government official. As a result, it is also known by the name Nek Chand’s Rock Garden and it comprises of sculptures and artifacts made out of anything and everything ranging from glass bangles, hair pins, bottles, ceramic waste, sink etc. Every single thing present here is a glimpse into the brilliant mind of them na behind the envisioning and realizing of this unique garden. Nek Chand began building this garden during 1957 during his spare time by collecting waste materials from demolition sites. It has a unique man-made interlinked waterfall that comprises of waste and scrap only. Currently the Rock Garden Society are in charge of maintenance of this garden. It is indeed a great place to visit with your family and friends. You can check out the large number of hotels in Chandigarh and choose the one that suits your schedule and budget.