Rock garden was built by Nek Chand, an artist who was a goverment employee. There are rock structures, sculptures and unique carvings on the stone and wood which looks natural. However, the trees and surroundings of this garden also gives an ancient look. It shows the creativity of artist.
Chandigarh is a cleanest city of India. It is also famous as “city of peace“. This is a union territory of India which is a well arranged and planned city. There are many tourist places to visit in this city. One of the most beautiful places to visit in chandigarh is “Rock Garden”.
The interesting thing of this garden is that, all of the antiques and these designs are created with industrial and home waste material. This is unbelievable that such beautiful artifacts are curated by recycled material.
This is a museum of magnificent artifacts and attractive antiques. There is a cave with some stone and wooden designs. After that, there is an artificial waterfall with the ambiance of nature.
This garden is crowded with tourits who adore the views of this place. The enchanting atmosphere near such a natural place is memorable. It is a combination of art and nature.
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Attractions of Rock Garden
- An Artificial Waterfall
- The museum
- A Cave of artifacts
- Beautiful carvings on Stone and Wood
Nek Chand was an artist who created the artifacts in this garden. He started cravings on wood and stones that shows his dedication and hard work. Along with Mr. Nek chand, a contribution of many other artists is worth appreciation. In addition, this garden gives a message to preserve nature and care for it. We all need to try to make a better future for our next generations.
I pick a train from New delhi to chandigarh. So, I reached there in night. As I had booking in hotel which was near to sukhna lake, I pick-up a taxi to hotel- Holiday Home. My experience at this hotel was good because it is a budget hotel with very clean rooms. This is located at a nice location. So, It was convenient to reach all the tourist places because my hotel in city center.
In morning I visited local market and sukhna lake, which is a beautiful lake. Then, In evening, I booked a cab and headed to Rock garden. It took around 15 minutes to reach here.
Things to Know Before visiting Rock Garden
- Timings- 9 am to 6 pm
- Ticket- 30 rupees for Indian tourists
- Best time to visit- Morning or Evening
- Location- Rock garden is 10 kilometers away from Railway station, which is near to sukhna lake.
If you visit this city, spend atleast 3 days to explore all the most popular destinations. These are sukhna lake, rock garden and local markets. If you are a foodie like me, street food of chandigarh is really very delicious.
How to Reach
Chandigarh connects well to other popular cities of India. So, it is easy to reach here. However, to avoid any hassle, book your bus and flight tickets in advance.
You can reach rock garden by booking a cab or auto from city railway/bus station.