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Label : Top Attraction

Tags : Lake

Timings : 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (All days of the Week)

Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

Boating and Parking Charges : Cost for boating per head: INR 100 each for four, INR 50 each for two. 
Parking Fee: Parking fee is INR 50 per school bus and INR 200 per private bus.

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Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh Overview

Nestled at the foot of Shivalik Hills, Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh paints a pretty picture. Stretching for a distance of 3 sq. km., Sukhna Lake is a man-made lake and is the only one of its kind in the city created in the year 1958 by damming the seasonal Sukhna Choe (Stream) that flows down the Shivalik Hills. With its pristine blue water, the lake serves as a perfect location for a stream of morning joggers and walkers who can also enjoy the fresh air. In fact, the architect of Chandigarh - India's first planned city - Le Corbusier claimed that this lake would be the centre of wellness pursuits for the residents.

The promenade in front of the lake is frequented by walkers and joggers who carry out their exercise regimes here. Moreover, it also has one of the longest rowing channels in the country that host the Asian Rowing Championships. The best way to enjoy a tour of the Sukhna Lake is to go on a lazy boating tour on it. You can hire a boat for an individual or for a couple, which would cost you between INR 50 - INR 100.

 It is home to several species of fish and migratory birds such as Siberian ducks and cranes. Bounded by a golf course and the famous Rose Garden, the lake offers a mesmerizing escape to its visitors at all times of the day.

Things to Do in Sukhna Lake

1. Boating

You can also indulge in some good old boating or get a taste of the endearing cruise boat at Sukhna which is a solar-powered boat that has a seating arrangement for 25 people. Snacks are also availabl (Read More)e on - board, which make the experience even more fun.

2. Cafeteria & Shopping

There is a dedicated cafe to the lake known as CITCO cafeteria that has both indoor and outdoor seating. The area around the lake also has souvenir shops to buy little curios! 

3. Trampoline for Kids

Apart from serving as a delight for artists and photographers, the lake is also a great spot for sports activities such as rowing, trampoline jumping along with the recent addition of a Solar Cruise.

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How To Reach Sukhna Lake

Sukhna Lake is situated in the heart of Chandigarh, making it easily accessible by road. You can hire a taxi, auto-rickshaw, or use public transportation like buses to reach the lake from anywhere in Chandigarh. The lake is well-signposted, so navigation is straightforward.

Sukhna Lake is a pedestrian-friendly area with well-maintained pathways surrounding the lake. Walking and cycling are popular ways to explore the lake and its surroundings. Bicycle rentals are available near the lake if you wish to cycle around.

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