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Terraced Garden, Chandigarh Overview

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. The exuberance of the flowers is indeed contagious, and people who visit the Terraced Gardens never leave without a huge smile on their faces.

The Terraced Garden was established in the year 1979, and have gained immense popularity ever since. Covering a total area of 10 acres, the gardens are full of lush greenery and provide scenic views. It had been named so because of the different levels, shapes and terrace designs that can be seen here. Perhaps the main attraction at the Terraced Gardens is the lighted musical fountain which comes to life in the evenings, when famous folk songs, as well as film songs, are played, and tourists are found clicking endless photos with the splashing water serving as the perfect background.

The gardens are the ideal place for nature lovers and travellers to visit, to experience a beautiful day in Chandigarh in the lap of nature, and to enjoy the much-needed relief from the daily monotonous schedule. The gardens are also especially popular amongst youngsters and couples, who flock to the park in large numbers to enjoy a few moments of peaceful silence. The Terraced Gardens also hosts the Chrysanthemum Flowers Show, which is an annual exhibition of these flowers on an immense scale. This is perhaps yet another reason why the attraction continues to be so popular amongst the masses, and why it definitely should not be missed while on a tour of Chandigarh.

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Things To Do at Terraced Garden

Visitors can enjoy viewing the varieties of flowers that abound in the Terraced Gardens, such as roses, jasmines, lilies and others. People especially love to visit this place in the evenings for a walk, when a cool and gentle breeze begins to blow. The bright colours of the flowers especially attract little kids, who love to play in the park, while adults find pleasure in reading the information that is displayed on various boards inside the garden. The place is also a perfect location to click some amazing pictures and capture incredible memories forever. You can also carry a picnic basket and a mat, and have a small picnic with your near and dear ones in the park. Undoubtedly, the most interesting and exciting feature at the Terraced Gardens is the musical fountain session in the evening. Popular songs are played during this time, and the sight is indeed a marvel to behold.

Chrysanthemum Show at Terraced Garden

The Chrysanthemum Show, more popularly known as the Chandigarh Flower Festival, is a grand event that takes place at the Terraced Gardens every year and offers people a chance to experience and view the diverse cultures and flowers of Punjab and Haryana at a single location. The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh organises the festival in December each year; and at the time of this festival, different varieties of Chrysanthemum flowers are put on display for the visitors to see and appreciate. Government bodies, nurseries and other relevant institutions are also invited to be a part of this grand exhibition. The exhibition does not focus only on a particular group but has something or the other to offer to all its visitors. Other than the flowers on display, one can also see attractions such as animal figures made out of flowers, Rangolis made out of flowers, spectacular flower arrangements, statues showcasing the culture of Punjab, and flower exhibitions amongst others. An exciting quiz on flowers, with particular emphasis on Chrysanthemums, is also conducted and is followed by cultural programmes and prize distribution ceremonies. Not just flowers, visitors also get to taste delicious food from different states to satisfy their cravings. The Chrysanthemum Flower Show is indeed a winter treat, and thousands of people look forward to this show each year.

Best Time To Visit Terraced Garden

The best time to visit the Terraced Gardens is in the month of December so that you can enjoy the annual Chrysanthemum Flower Show too.

How To Reach Terraced Garden

The Terraced Garden is located in Sector 33 and is easily accessible. One can hire an auto or a local taxi from any part of Chandigarh to reach this famous tourist attraction.

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