Natural History Museum
Located with the other museums and art galleries, the Natural History Museum, opened in 1973, charts the evolution of man, stone tools and has models of dinosaurs. The museum has different art galleries in the fields of astronomy, archaeology, botany, biology, history and geology.
Open: 10am-4.45pm. Admission: Rs2 for all visitors, Rs5 for still camera.
The Leisure Valley :
Located in Sector 10 with a area of almost 20 acres is a beautiful garden. Though the word Leisure valley comprises of all the gardens in the city but this garden is known by this name. The annual Bougainvillea Show is held in this garden.
Located in Sector 1 .This garden is full of trees, here every tree commemorates some one who is no more
Cactus Garden :
The biggest Cactus Garden in Asia is located just 8 km away from Chandigarh in the city Panchkula. The unique garden has hundreds of different varieties of cactus. Some varieties are very unique & rare.
Bougainvillea Garden :
Open on all days. 20 acres, Sector 10.
The garden is devoted to hundreds of bougainvillea varieties. The creepers cover a wide assortment of arches, bowers, pavilions and arcades. Fitness Trails wind through this garden, designed to give each person who completes the route a complete exercise regimen by the time they reach the end. The annual Bougainvillea Show is held here.
Open on all days. 18 acres, Sector 16.
The name means "Abode of Peace" trees, pools and streams crossed by curved bridges and a large number of meditation nooks define this garden. There is also an open air stage.
Children's Traffic Park
Open on all days.
Concrete paths wander over the gently rolling slopes of this park they are laid out to form "roads and intersections" and furnished with all sorts of road signs. This place, safe from heavy speeding vehicles is useful for children who are learning to cycle, and designed to teach them to use the road safely.
Between Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake a picturesque Botanical garden is spread over 88 acre. Small pools and the rare species kept under the green house draw garden lovers as well as botanists.
The Terrace Garden :
This garden is located in Sector 33. One can see hundereds of different varieties of flowers in the garden. In evenings, people enjoy the cool breeze that flows in the garden.
This vast open space has been left in its natural state, resembling the land of a village common. Sporting events such as horse shows are held here from time to time.
Next to city centre, in Sector 16 is situated Zakir Hussain Rose Garden Asia's largest Rose Garden and is spreaded over 30 acres of land having over 1600 different species or roses. These have been planted beautifully carved out lawns and flowers beds. Like the cultural zone which is just across the road in sector 10,this was also planned by Dr. M.S. Randhawa as his interest in horticulture and fondness for flowers was profuse. Every year, either at the end of February or beginning of March, a big festival known as Rose Festival, is celebrated at this garden. Over 20,000 people visit this festival. It’s one of the great celebrations in the city. There are lots of competitions, cultural celebrations and many other events.
Chandigarh is the city of multi cultural peoples, languages and the city with full of artistic monuments and artistic people.The artistic performances occures almost every day in the city.There are No. of art galleries,museum and theatres in Chandigarh city.
Museums and Art Galleries
City Museum Sector-10C, Chandigarh
Government Museum & Art gallery, Sector-10C, Chandigarh
Museum of Evolution of Life, Sector-10C,Chandigarh
Fine Art Museum, Punjab University,Chandigarh
International Dolls Museum,Sector-23B,Chandigarh
National Gallery of Portraits,Sector-17C,Chandigarh
Theaters & Auditoriums
Rock garden Open Theatre,Sector-1,Chandigarh
More Views of the Rock Garden
This area had the bottom wall made out of broken China, the middle one was hundreds of bakelite electrical pieces pressed into it and along the top were steel rods that had hundreds of clay chai cups that were common at Indian Railway stations in the previous decades (designed to be drunk and then broken on the footpath). All to a pretty amazing effect!
Each murti is lovingly crafted with so much character and expression! I only took pictures of the human ones unfortunately but there were some gorgeoud peacocks that had been crafted out of thousands of bits of broken bangle giving the riotous colourful feathers!!
A beer bottle in hand, the guy on the left likes his drink!
The spectacular waterfall in the Rock Garden!