Chandigarh is the capital of beautiful cities Punjab and Haryana. Both are the cities expires their own beauty with similar quality. The city is considered the best-planned city in India. You will sure to see the beautiful city where modernization has not destroyed the natural treasure of the land. The land of the cities is so fertile which make the people rich with happiness.
It was designed by the Swiss-French modernist architect, Le Corbusier. His buildings include the Capitol Complex with its High Court, Secretariat and Legislative Assembly, as well as the giant Open Hand Monument. The nearby Rock Garden is a park featuring sculptures made of stones, recycled ceramics and industrial relics.
Chandigarh’s name, meaning “stronghold of the goddess Chandi,” is derived from the Chandi Mandir, a temple dedicated to the goddess that is located near the town of Mani Majra.
Chandigarh’s Wonderful Gardens
Rose Garden And Rock Garden
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India. It is also known as Nek Chand’s Rock Garden after its founder Nek Chand Saini, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. Today it is spread over an area of 40 acres (161874.25 m²).
His work was in danger of being demolished, but he was able to get public opinion on his side. In 1976 the park was inaugurated as a public space. Nek Chand was given a salary, a title (“Sub-Divisional Engineer, Rock Garden”) and 50 labourers so that he could work full-time. The Rock Garden appeared on an Indian stamp in 1983. The Rock Garden is still made out of recycled materials. With the government’s help, Chand was able to set up collection centres around the city for waste, especially rags and broken ceramics. Rose garden of Chandigarh, India is the largest of its kind in Asia. Named after India’s former President, Zakir Hussain, this beautiful garden was set up in 1967 with the support of Chandigarh’s first Chief Commissioner, late Dr M S
Randhawa. Chandigarh rose garden contains more than 17,000 plants. There are nearly 1,600 varieties of roses over there. It is a spacious garden covering an area of 27 acres. Dr Zakir rose garden not just consists of the gorgeous roses, but also trees of medicinal value. Some of the medicinal plants that can be spotted here are bel, bahera, harar, camphor and yellow gulmohar. Rose garden serves as the venue for hosting the annual festival of gardens, a major cultural event of the city.
What is the best time to visit Chandigarh?
The comparatively new city of Chandigarh, in the state of Punjab, is a perfect blend of old and new. Since Chandigarh is situated at the foothills of the Shivalik Hills, the best time to visit Chandigarh is between August and November, when the Fall is in its prime, and the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. There is overall pleasant weather that is apt for travelling. However, the weather conditions change drastically here, thanks to the proximity of the city to the Himalayas.
Tips To Visit Rose Garden
- Throw any kind of garbage inside the bins as fines are levied on those littering around or damaging the plants.
- Make sure that you follow all the rules set by the garden authorities.
- As far as possible, try not to pluck the flowers.
How to Reach Rose Garden
However, if you are travelling by private vehicle, it might be difficult to get a free parking area. You can also cycle your way up to the park and park it at the dedicated parking space for bicycles.