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
As no statues are allowed in Chandigarh, there's these fountains instead which can be found in the shopping centre in sector 17. One is the "dove of peace" sculpture, where water cascades down from one level to another in geometrically shaped tanks.
"modern indian city.."
sparkling gardens and a planned township, is one of the most beautiful and glamorous cities of India. With its lush green surroundings, blooming gardens, shady trees, wide roads, excellent communications and the most charming people, the city surely stands up to its name as the City Beautiful.Chandigarh is probably the cleanest and most pollution-free city in India. Natural beauty coupled with a multicultural population has given rise to an impressive line-up of gardens, galleries, museums complimented by some outstanding architecture
"Name Of The Young City"
Name Of The Young City
The name of the city is derived from Goddess of power known as Shri Chandika whose temple is on Chandigarh-Kalka Road. The temple is known by the name of Chandi Mandir. It is considered to be an ancient site and has major religious significance for Hindus.