Last Updated on 14 August 2023 by Poorna & Brinda
Rock Garden in Chandigarh. It is just beautiful.
We are writing this from Chandigarh on the way to Manali and beyond to Leh.
As we landed in Chandigarh in the afternoon today, we had sometime left to explore the city. A beautifully planned city, the main attraction happens to be the rock garden created by Nek Chand. Having seen pictures of it, we were keen to explore the place. We were not disappointed.
It is an effort of love by Nek Chand. The concept of rock garden itself is something unique. It is not traditional landscaped rock garden. What we see here is a garden built of stone and ceramics.
After buying a ticket for Rs 20, we enter the garden through a small arched door. The entrance and the passage through which we pass give us a fair indication what to expect inside. Rocks of various forms are embedded on the sides of the path. Each one of different shape and a sculpture in itself!
We move on following a well charted route. We were greeted by various forms of sculptures. Each one of different forms and colours. One lovelier than other!
Let us take you through a visual odyssey of the garden. Please click on the picture to see them in larger size.
We strongly recommend you to visit this place whenever you plan to go to Shimla or Manali. All you need is just an hour or two to explore it. Do take your kids along. They will just love it.
Only thing we could not digest was lack of any literature or brochure on the garden. Time to have a guided tour of this lovely place. Hope someone is reading this…..