Charming Gardens in Chandigarh for a Day-out amidst nature

List of Gardens in Chandigarh

Chandigarh is rightly known as the "garden city of India" owing to the plenteous parks and gorgeous green gardens in Chandigarh. Boasting of a verdant green carpet of grass and thousands of flowering bushes and shrubs, these beautiful gardens of Chandigarh are synonymous with the landscape of the city. The picture perfect gardens in Chandigarh are ideal to spend leisure time lazing under the trees or to have a routine jog or walks. Most of these exotic gardens in Chandigarh are designed in a unique exotic way that is sure to allure and mesmerise you, like the Rose Garden, Garden of Silence, Garden of Fragrance, Rock Garden etc. We have compiled a comprehensive list of the most famous and gorgeous gardens in Chandigarh, have a look now!

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Here is the list of 18 Charming Gardens in Chandigarh for a Day-out amidst nature

1. Cactus Garden, Chandigarh

Spread over a vast area of 7 acres, Cactus Garden is situated in Panchkula, Sector 5 in the city of Chandigarh. The garden is also known as National Cactus and Succulent Botanical Garden and Research Centre and was established to preserve and protect the dying species of cactus. Currently, the garden boasts of housing around 500 varieties of cacti.

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2. Rock Garden, Chandigarh

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A symbol of imagination and novelty, this one is of its kind of garden spread across an area of 64 acres. The Rock Garden has been designed as an open air exhibition hall using urban and industrial wastes by Nek Chand, a former Road Inspector in Chandigarh.

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3. Garden of Fragrance, Chandigarh

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Garden of Fragrance as the name suggests is famous for its fragrant plants such as Mehndi, Haar Shingar, Raat ki Rani, Motia, Champa, demask rose and varieties of jasmine. The park with beautiful landscape also offers a delightful walk for its visitors.

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4. Pinjore Gardens, Chandigarh

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Spread over a massive area of 100 acres and also known as Yadvinder Garden, Pinjore Garden is a spectacle to behold.

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5. Leisure Valley, Chandigarh

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Wound with a bouquet of gardens beginning from Sector 1, through Sector 23 to Sector 3, the leisure valley is best known for the Chandigarh carnival.

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6. Hibicus Garden, Chandigarh

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Founded in 1996, Hibiscus Garden houses over 40 varieties of Hibiscus shrubs over an 8 acre expanse. It is located in Sector 36.

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7. Botanical Garden, Chandigarh

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Comprising of two gardens, the botanical gardens spread over Chandigarh and is adorned by a huge variety of systematically arranged plant species that are both exotic and evergreen.

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8. Japanese Garden, Chandigarh

Located in Sector 31A in Chandigarh, Japanese Garden is a well-groomed, beautifully maintained park which houses a park, water bodies, pagoda towers, waterfalls, meditation centres, buddha idol and several other structures. The park has two phases interconnected by an underground tunnel which is adorned with beautiful Japanese paintings.

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9. Rose Garden, Chandigarh

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Rose garden, located at 16 sector of Chandigarh is a place to relax amid the nature at its best. The garden is packed with some exquisite variety of flowers making it quite popular among tourists and nature enthusiasts.

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10. Shanti Kunj, Chandigarh

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Set between the Cricket Stadium and the Rose Garden in Sector 16, Shanti Kunj is a garden fed by a natural stream that divides it into five blooming islands.

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11. Fitness Trails, Chandigarh

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Covering an area of 94 acres, the Fitness Trails in Sector-10 has 50 acres dedicated to flowering plants in a multicolored bloom, and the other 44 acres is dotted with sculptures by various artists and a trail for people to jog on.

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12. Topiary Park, Chandigarh

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A children's park with excellent playing facilities, Topiary Park in Sector 35 is a favourite amongst the little ones.

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13. Garden of Silence, Chandigarh

Situated in Bhagwanpura, Chandigarh, Garden of Silence is a meditative space which house a massive idol of Buddha. The garden swears by its name and it offers a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere for meditation amidst lush green surroundings with a beautiful view of the Shivalik Ranges in the backdrop.

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14. Terraced Garden, Chandigarh

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Illuminated musical fountain and the well planned orchard makes this 10 acre spread in Sector 33 an ideal picnic spot. The annual Chrysanthemum show in December is a major attraction here.

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15. Bougainvillea Garden, Chandigarh

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With fifty varieties of bougainvillea on display, this garden established in 1976 is spread over 20 acres.

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16. Garden of Palms, Chandigarh

Situated in Sector 42C in Chandigarh, Garden of Palms is a relatively new garden in the city boasting of 21 different types of palm trees. The beautiful garden was inaugurated in 2015 and houses rivulets, ravines, cycling tracks, eateries etc.

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17. Thunder Zone, Chandigarh

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Another fantasy park in the hub of the city, Thunderzone offers extensive range of exciting rides like Swinging Chairs, Octopus, Cater Pillar, Mono Junction, Columbus, Sun N Moon, Striking Cars, Baby Train, Splash, COBF Music Bob, and Wet Park.

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18. Butterfly Park, Chandigarh

Located in Sector 26, Chandigarh, Butterfly Park is a popular park in the city. The garden is well maintained with beautiful landscaping and houses a total of 35 species of butterflies and more. The park has been designed to facilitate an ideal environment for the breeding of butterflies. For the same reason, it has special silence zones where loud noises or any harsh sound is prohibited.

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