Visit Rock Garden in Chandigarh Tour

Visit Rock Garden in Chandigarh Tour

Chandigarh, as you all must be aware is the capital of both Punjab and Haryana. This city is considered the most structured and well-developed city.

Chandigarh ranks at the top in the names of the cleanest and tidiest cities in India.

Chandigarh is one of the well-developed and well-planned city with great architecture,  design and structure.

This city not only has beautiful lakes, modern and historic significance, and nightlife but also is home to various zoos and wildlife too.

Chandigarh is the perfect combination of nature and modernity which is hard to find these days.

Build with sheer perfection, this city was started towards the ladder of perfection by Swiss-French designer Le Corbusier.

Chandigarh gives a perfect destination feeling and one can enjoy with family, friends or even your someone special.

This city also serves as a business hub along with being such fascinating with its other tranches which keep you busy for at least a week for sure.

One of the not to miss places is the famous Rock Garden which was built and started as a mere hobby by Nek Chand. We will discuss this place in detail in this article.

Let us also take you through some of the most famous and intriguing destinations to go to while in Chandigarh:

Sr.NoPlaceFamous ForLocation
1Sukhna LakeThe boating and the surrounding viewsSector 1, Chandigarh
2Mohali Cricket StadiumThe Patriotic FeelingPhase 9, Sector 63, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Chandigarh
3Zakir Hussain Rose GardenThe beautiful blooming flowers, trees and medicinal herbsSector 16, Chandigarh
4Mahendra Choudhary Zoological ParkThe wildlife and the Royal Bengal TigerChhat Village, Zirakpur‎, ‎Punjab
5Terraced GardenVibrant Flowers and lush greenerySector 33, Chandigarh
6Sector 17 MarketShopping options and Food options17F, Sector 17, Chandigarh
7Government Museum And Art GalleryCollection of Miniature paintings, sculptures and artifacts. 502 sector, 10C, Chandigarh
8Garden Of FragranceVariety of fragrant flowers and plantsSector 36B, Sector 36, Chandigarh
9Le Corbusier CenterThe architecture by Le CorbusierSector 19B Old Architect Building, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh
10International Doll MuseumPretty miniature DollsBal Bhawan, Udyog Path, Sector 23B, Chandigarh

These were a few places listed by us so that while you visit Chandigarh you surely do not forget to visit these and many more.

Now, let’s talk about the famous and fascinating Rock Garden which is not to miss for sure and you will agree with us for sure!

Visit Rock Garden in Chandigarh Tour

This famous Rock Garden developed from a mere hobby of Nek Chand (who was a former Inspector in Chandigarh) which now stands tall in the list of one of most famous places to visit in Chandigarh.

The entire place is wholly constructed from urban and industrial wastes that have been designed into sculptures and displayed in a massive open-air exhibition hall.

Exactly located at Uttar Marg in Sector 1, 1.5 km from Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh this place is accessible with ease by all modes of transport.

Your eyes shall beam with joy and amazement on seeing the mind-blowing installations and embellishments that get divided into three different phases

The amazing combination of terracotta pots, light fixtures, and even broken toilet pots everything is re-decorated and crafted with such beauty here.

The utter passion and hard work are the key to the creation of such an amazing idea being built on a massive 40-acre garden full of a colorful mosaic of art pieces and sculptures.

A true example of creating a Best from Waste can’t be anything except this! With a total of about 5,000 statues within its bounds, this place leaves you spellbound!

The entry fees here is Rs. 30 for adults and Rs. 10 for Kids.

History

This place was secretly being built by Nek Chand in the year 1957 near Sukhna Lake on the path of the vision of the kingdom of Sukarni.

Nek Chand would collect all the urban and industrial wastes in his spare time and would collect them on the infertile land.

Nek Chand continued this work secretly until 18 years hiding it from the eyes of the Authorities making the said work illegal yet bountiful.

The Authorities then noticed the same and also took a decision to demolish the same but then due to the public popularity that it gained the same has stayed.

Nek Chand was given the Authority to carry out the further developments in the said Garden and was also provided with laborers.

This garden now stands tall with daily 6000 plus visitors being not only from India but also from foreign countries.

Phases in the Rock Garden

Phase 1

This phase has entanglement of terracotta pots, niches, and chambers decorated with colorful broken bangles, tiles, mirrors, tube light pieces, and some toilet fixtures.

Various statues and figures of animals, humans, and birds are made out of waste materials and are placed in phase 1.

Phase 2

Phase 2 has a major crowd attraction due to a massive waterfall here.

A miniature village has been constructed here along with Amphitheatres, courtyards and intricate pathways.

This place holds various cultural events from time to time.

Phase 3

Phase 3 has majestic courtyards made of chiseled rocks consisting of the installations of camels and elephants that seem larger than life.

Conclusion

Visiting Chandigarh will leave your hearts full. This place calls for a visit at least once in your lifetime.

FAQs

What to buy in Chandigarh?

Sector 17 and Sector 22 are full of markets that consist of things like gota patti suits and sarees, shoes, jewelry, phulkari dupattas and much more.

Any Nearest Weekend getaways from Chandigarh?

You can visit Kasauli, Chail, Shimla, Naldehra, Mussorie, Rishikesh, and Haridwar among some of the nearest places to Chandigarh.

The best time to visit Chandigarh?

Chandigarh is best preferred to be visited from the start of September till the Mid February.

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