We all know that Chandigarh is one of the first planned cities of India post-independence. Even to this day, it is known for its beautiful design and architecture. Such a mesmerising city is definitely one of the top tourist places in India and it gets visitorsyear-round.
Apart from its incredible infrastructure, there are many interesting places to explore in Chandigarh. The city with its colonial touch and a local flavour attracts us big time, and we should keep it in our bucket list.
In one such expeditions, let us know more about the enticing Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. Sukhna Lake offers a scenic escape to the city; it is loved by locals and tourists alike.
Of course, there is lot more to know about Sukhna Lake and what is better than a photo tour? So let us get to know about Sukhna Lake through this virtual tour.
Sukhna Lake is situated at the foothill of Shivalik Hills in the city of Chandigarh. The famous Rock Garden of Chandigarh is located on the banks of this lake.
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Sukhna Lake was created in 1958, by damming a seasonal stream Sukhna Choe, which cascade from the Shivalik Hills. Sukhna Reservoir was also designed by Le Corbusier (Chief Architect of Chandigarh city) and the Chief Engineer P L Verma in the year 1974.
Sukhna Lake is one of the major tourist attractions in Chandigarh. It is known for its scenic beauty and also for water sports. Locals love to hangout at this beautiful lake.
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Water Sport Hub
It is not wrong to say that Sukhna Lake is a water sport hub in Chandigarh. It is also a venue for the events like the Asian Rowing Championships and Yachting competitions. Apart from this, one can also try different water activities like boating, Shikara boat ride, water surfing, water skiing and kayaking.
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Bird Lovers Paradise
The rich vegetation surrounding the lake and the vast expanse of the lake attracts several residents as well as migratory birds. Several migratory birds like cranes, Siberian ducks, storks etc., can be seen during the season.
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Places Near Sukhna Lake
The banks of Sukhna Lake has many tourist attractions such as The Chandigarh Rock Garden, Leisure Valley, Garden of Peace, Open Hand Monument, Butterfly Park, etc.
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Things To Do
Sukhna Lake has a lot to offer the visitors- boating, souvenir shop, camel ride, suicide point, bird watching, viewing sunrise or sunset, jogging, photography, exploring Le Corbusier's sketches (dotted around the lake bed) and get a portrait made (you can get a sketch made from the portrait artists).
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Best Time To Visit Sukhna Lake
Sukhna Lake is a year-round destination, however August to November is the best time to visit Sukhna Lake.
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