Chandigarh’s only and most famed lake, Sukhna Lake, is man-made, created by damming the seasonal stream that comes down from the Shivalik Hills, Sukhna Choe. Le Corbusier’s greatest creation, his vision for Sukhna lake still lives on. Carrying on his legacy, till date no motor boats are allowed in the lake and neither are any motor vehicles on the promenade.
True to his words, even before the sun dawns over the lake and well after it sets, people of all ages can be seen walking, jogging, sprinting on the promenade, outlining the lake’s perimeter. Distances of 500 meter, 1 km and so on are marked on the promenade, so you can easily map the distance covered by you.
While the lake has fishes, but fishing out here is restricted so check with the administration about it. With migratory birds like Crane, Stork and Siberian Duck having discovered the delights of Sukhna Lake, it has been declared a protected national wetland.