Need a picnic spot to pick? Want to spend quality time with friends and family during weekends? With Chandigarh having countless places to visit, you will be left your fingers socked up to choose where to go—considered a great way to spend quality time with your close ones by playing games to have a relaxed day out. In this blog, you will know about the Top 7 Picnic spots in Chandigarh.
Here are some of the picnic spots which is located in Chandigarh:
Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Chandigarh
Build under Dr. M. S Randhawa; this garden is named after India Dr. Zakir Hussain’s former president in 1967. It is considered the most extensive garden in Asia, spread over 30 acres of land. It consists of more than 1600 species of radiant and Scented roses. This paradise also organizes the annual rose festival, which is held in February.
The customers can also view modern art medicinal plants, representing yellow Gulmohar, Modern art Monument in the rose garden.
- Location: Sector 16, Chandigarh
- Timings: 6 am to 10 pm
It is one of the best picnic spots in Chandigarh. Being considered one of Chandigarh’s best picnic spots, the Sukhna lake was created by Le Corbusier and P L Verma in 1958. It was fed by three siltation pots which were diverted in 1974 to bypass the lake altogether. It was earlier known as Chakraborty lake after Haryana’s governor, Mr. Bikaner Chakraborty, from 1967 to 1976. Finalization of the new plan in Sukhna lake with 2.73 crores has been received from Union Government by Chandigarh Administration.
- Location: Sector 1, Chandigarh
- Timings: 5 am to 9 pm
Being build by the famous architect Le Corbusier, it comprises 12 parks in leisure valley. Some of the popular ones are Rajendra park, Topiary Park, Fitness trails, Shanti Kunj, Smriti Upvan, Botanical Garden, Hibiscus Garden. Each garden has its charm to attract tourists to spend some quality time with their families. The three-day festival is an added delight for all tourists across the country, held in February.
- Location: Sector 10B, Chandigarh
- Timings: 6 am to 8 pm
Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary
Spread over 2600 hectares, it has a rich variety of fauna and flora found in a catchment area of Sukhna Wildlife which is considered a preserved area. Nepali Gate and Kansal Gate are the two entry points located in these foothills of the Shivalik Range. It is known to have more Sambar deer than anywhere else in the country. It contains various trees and shrubs like:
- Acacia Catechu (Khair)
- Dalbergia Sisoo (Shisham)
The Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary is formally declared as a preserved sanctuary in 1988 by Forest Department officials.
- Location: North-East of Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh
- Timings: 9 am to 6 pm
With having many exciting attractions such as the idol of Buddha, sculptures of dragon, frog, crocodile, and pagoda tower, this tourist place in Chandigarh is well known for its Japanese aesthetics. Rock gardens are also connected through underground tunnels and waterfalls, making it an ideal pick for picnickers and tourists.
- Location: Sector 31, Chandigarh
- Timings: 4:30 am to 11 pm
Fun City, Chandigarh
From offering fun and excitement to its customers to having a room at their resort with good hospitality, this amusement park in Chandigarh is the biggest in northern India, which comprises 43 acres. The park has water slides and landing pools, which will be enough for customers to spend a good day.
- Location: Barwala Road, Chandigarh
- Timings: 9:30 am to 6 pm
Terraced Garden, Chandigarh
It is being established in 1979 within an area of 10 acres that is scattered with varieties of flowers made of gorgeous arrangements. The main attraction is the musical fountain show in the evenings which will make customer’s day memorable. It hosts a Chrysanthemums show every year. All this feature makes this garden in Chandigarh the first pick for picnickers.
- Location: Sector 33, Chandigarh
- Timings: 6 am to 8 pm