Chandigarh, one of the most beautiful cities in India attracts thousands of tourists each year. This planned city is an epitome of the architectural efficiency of its famed architect Le Corbusier.
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh is one of its kind, as art forms of rock scattered all around the garden. In the Rock Garden, you will find many artifacts made from Industrial as well as urban waste. They say one man’s waste is another man’s treasure, on visiting this place you will surely see this proverb in action.
This 20 acre land of lush green beauty is a world-class open-air exhibition arena where you will find a miniature maze and a theatre trove. The artistic arrangement of various rocks, building waste materials, discarded plastic items and other forms of waste will appall you.
Do not forget to bring your cameras as there are plenty of photogenic spots in the Rock Garden of Chandigarh.
An artist can live inside all of us, and the Rock Garden is a shining example of this. The creator of this wonderful place was a city engineer by the name of Nekchand. He picked up stones that resembled the birds, animals and human shapes for seven years and carried them on his bicycle daily. With perseverance, he collected more than 20,000 art forms and sculpted them to perfection.
How to Reach Rock Garden Chandigarh
Located in sector 1 the Rock Garden is well connected with other parts of the city via city bus service. Alternatively, you could also hire a cab to reach here.
Best time to visit Rock Garden, Chandigarh
The best time to visit the Rock Garden in winter, as the temperature during this time is moderate and the weather is generally pleasant. You should plan your trip to the place during the months of October-March.
Places to visit nearby Rock Garden, Chandigarh
There are many places worth visiting near the Rock Garden in Chandigarh like the Capitol complex, Sukhna Lake, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, the peace garden and the Government Art museum and gallery.
Rock Garden Chandigarh Ticket Price: INR 30 for adults and INR 10 for children.
Rock Garden, Chandigarh timings
The opening time of Rock Garden in Chandigarh is 9:00 A.M. The place is open till 7:00 P.M. during summers and other seasons while it closes at 6:00 P.M. during winters.