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About Sukhna Lake

The manmade picturesque Sukhna Lake in the foothills of the Shivalik range is an idyllic place for quiet communion with nature and for offering water sports activities such as boating, yachting, water skiing, etc. The creation of Lake was one of the greatest gifts from Le Corbusier and P L Varma Chief Engineer. To preserve its tranquility Corbusier insisted that it be forbidden to motorboats and the top of the dam (promenade) prohibited to vehicular traffic.

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Rock Garden, Chandigarh

Rock Garden, Chandigarh

1.04km from Sukhna Lake

a sculpture garden founded by Nek Chand Saini, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. Today it is spread over an area of 40 acres (16 ha). It is completely built of industrial and home waste and discarded items.

HIGH COURT

HIGH COURT

1.38km from Sukhna Lake

The court building is known as the Palace of Justice. Designed by Le Corbusier, it and several of his other works were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in July 2016. This is the common High Court for Indian states of Haryana and Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh based in Chandigarh, India.

Capitol Complex Tourist Centre

Capitol Complex Tourist Centre

1.55km from Sukhna Lake

A government compound designed by the architect Le Corbusier and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It comprises three buildings, three monuments and a lake, including the Palace of Assembly or Legislative Assembly, Secretariat, High Court, Open Hand Monument, Geometric Hill and Tower of Shadows.

Capitol Complex

Capitol Complex

1.6km from Sukhna Lake

Capitol Complex located in the sector-1 of Chandigarh city in India is a government compound designed by the architect Le Corbusier[1] and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is spread over an area of around 100 acres and is a prime manifestation of Chandigarh's architecture. It comprises three buildings, three monuments and a lake, including the Palace of Assembly or Legislative Assembly, Secretariat, High Court, Open Hand Monument, Geometric Hill and Tower of Shadows.

Open Hand Monument

Open Hand Monument

1.62km from Sukhna Lake

Open hand Monument is a symbolic structure designed by the architect Le Corbusier and located in the Capitol Complex of the Indian city and union territory of Chandigarh. It is the emblem or symbol of the Government of Chandigarh and symbolizes "the hand to give and the hand to take; peace and prosperity, and the unity of mankind

Butterfly Park Chandigarh

Butterfly Park Chandigarh

1.69km from Sukhna Lake

Butterfly Park is spread over an area of 7 acres, with beautiful landscaping. Special care has been taken to create a good habitat for butterflies. The park is well maintained and is home to around 35 species of butterflies, which add color to the place. A few prominent among these are Angled Castor, Ape fly, Blue Mormon, Common Grass Yellow, Common Blue Bottle, Chocolate pansy and Commander, etc. There are silence zones which are created for beautiful tiny creatures.

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Chandigarh

Chandigarh

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A city and a union territory in India that serves as the capital of the two neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana. It was one of the early planned cities in post-independence India and is internationally known for its architecture and urban design.

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Nele Lenze

Nele Lenze

2018-01-10

The lake is designed by LeCorbusier and you can rent paddel boats to have a romantic afternoon. You can also just walk around and have a snack at the cafe. I had a veggie burger. There are lots of families hanging out, enjoying the view and the sun shine. For sporty people an additional jogging track runs next to the walking path.
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