Rock Garden Chandigarh
The rock garden of Chandigarh is a sculptor garden which explores a unique side of human skills. It is one of the finest places for sightseeing in Chandigarh. This famous garden covers an area of about 64 acres. The garden was initiated and constructed by Nekchand in 1957 using varieties of multicolored stones. Thousands of animals and humanoid figures made out of multicolored futile stones, industrial and urban waste and other junk items is the main attraction of this unique rock garden. It comprises of human made interlinked waterfalls and numerous other sculptors that has been made of scrap and other kind of waste like sink, bottles, glasses, bangles, ceramic pots, electrical wastes, tiles etc.
The Rock garden is the most important landmark for Chandigarh. This sculptor garden attracts every tourist who travels to Chandigarh. People travelling to Chandigarh make it a point to visit this destination. It is sandwiched between Sukhna Lake and capital complex. The rock garden in Chandigarh led the travelers through a maze of chambers, path and canyons. The first phase of garden comprises of small canyons, rock forms, and blend of broken ceramic fixtures, coal slag and pebbles. In the second phase of this famous garden the travelers may come across a miniature of mountain village situated on the banks of a stream with its inhabitants. The rock garden in Chandigarh also has an open air theatre. Many world class performances have been executed in this naturalistic open air theatre by some eminent artists. This place of wonderful artwork is venue for famous Teej Festival and holds a special attraction for Chandigarh travelers.
Today the rock garden is the dream world of its own displaying creations like village scenes, waterfalls, tunnels, animals and humans. The garden is now recognized as one of the modern wonders of the world.