An aerial view of Chandigarh is full of green because of the numerous parks located in this city. These parks help balance not only pollution caused by the hustle in the city but also help its residents find mental, physical and spiritual peace and relaxation. The parks also provide a lot of adventure activities in the form of small rides and a lot of natural open space for children to enjoy and form friendships. The parks are an integral part of enjoying Chandigarh such that one should take time out to experience the residents of this city at their best - peaceful and filled with joy.
Here is the list of 18 Parks in 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.
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.
The Terraced Gardens of Chandigarh is a famous and much-loved tourist attraction that is located in Sector 33 of the main city. The attraction boasts of being home to a myriad of colourful and vibrant flowers, the beauty and cheerfulness of which attracts tourists from not only Chandigarh and neighbouring areas, but from practically all across the country.
Replete with real-life road scenarios, the Children Traffic Park in Sector 23A has extensive traffic control mechanisms such as road bents, inclines and declines, overpass, underpass, parallel parking area, blind alley, and uncontrolled intersections, T-Intersections, Stop Signs and Blinkers.
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and attractive tourist locations that can be found in Chandigarh, the Leisure Valley is an eight-kilometre long linear stretch that covers a large part of Chandigarh. The place is also known as 'the lungs of the Chandigarh city', as this 'garland of gardens' not only adds to the beauty of the city but also helps to keep it clean and pollution free.
With fifty varieties of bougainvillea on display, this garden established in 1976 is spread over 20 acres. Its popularity lies in its varied shaped bougainvilleas- arch, pavilions, a cluster of bowers, and arcades. The annual Bougainvillea festival is a major draw here.
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.
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. One is placed in the Punjab University campus and the other is positioned in between the Sukhna Lake and Rock Garden in Sector-1.
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.
Located in sector 16 of Chandigarh, Rose Garden is a blooming exhibit that showcases around 825 varieties of flowers and 32,500 varieties of trees and medicinal shrubs. Rose Garden in Chadigarh, also known as Zakir Hussain Rose Garden after the former president of India, is spread over 30 acres and is decked up with an exquisite variety of flowers making it quite popular among tourists and nature enthusiasts.
A serenely maintained park provides an excellent opportunity for all people: sturdy swing sets for children, paved footpaths for walking and jogging, long levelled green grass for exercises, gym for workouts with water facilities and public toilets. It is a vast neighbourhood park that is convenient for many people in and around the area.
Fountain Park in Chandigarh is a mix of all good reasons needed to visit a park: laser light show, good Bollywood songs, street food around the park, little shops and ample parking space. The Fountain Park is located in the densely populated Sector 17 of Chandigarh and is a must visit if you are around the locality.
This park was founded after Jawaharlal Nehru made a speech from this location in the early 50s. It is due to which the park is called Nehru Park. After the construction, the park has been renovated to include pavements for walking, nicely levelled grass, big garbage dustbins and new shrubs and plants. It is used by the residents for morning walks and quality time in the evenings.