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Nature Lovers! Visit These 11 Gardens In Chandigarh To Rejuvenate Your Body, Mind & Spirit

The actual beauty of the City Beautiful lies in the heavenly aura of its gardens! There is no dearth of some of the most magnificent gardens in Chandigarh that beautify its vast expanse. Parks are an integral part of the city’s residential life. The Government leaves no stone unturned in maintaining lush green parks in every locality. Each garden has its own specification, history and importance and these parks are the best way to relax your mind amidst the hustle-bustle of city life.

best gardens of Chandigarh

Though there are ample gardens in Chandigarh, there are some which stand out. These are the parks which have nested in the city for years now and have been popular amongst all. So, here is a list of 11 most popular gardens of Chandigarh which not only are a treat for the eyes but are also a good source of peace and relaxation.

11 Best Gardens In Chandigarh For A Natural Retreat

If you are planning to visit the City Beautiful and if you are a nature lover then you cannot miss the visiting to these gardens, right? If you are interested to know about some of the best gardens in Chandigarh that have been providing some peace and relaxation to the people, then the following list is for you.

1. Garden of Fragrance

First and foremost, the Garden of Fragrance is spread across an area of 20 acres and is not just a mere garden but is a carefully planned and structured piece of lush greenery that is dedicated to fill the five human senses with its enchanting magic. The walkway meanders through fragrant bushes, scrubs and trees like Raat ki rani (Nightqueen), Motia, Champa, Jasmine, Mehndi, Haar Shringar, and many other varieties of flowers. Apart from this, you will witness variety of roses and jasmines here.

Garden of fragrance Chandigarh

Further, the garden features jogging and walking tracks which is obviously ideal for morning and evening walks. Garden of Fragrance is also a great picnic area too as it has ample of green grass where you can relax and enjoy your outing. Winter is a great season to enjoy a picnic.

Opened In : 1979
Location : Fragrance Garden Rd, Sector 36B, Chandigarh, 160036
Get Directions : Google Map

2. Zakir Hussain Rose Garden

Talking about famous gardens in Chandigarh and not a mention of world famous Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, well that’s definitely not possible. Believed to be the largest rose garden in Asia, it has been named after the former President Dr. Zakir Hussain.

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Chandigarh

It is spread over 27 acres and is the largest garden in Asia and has whopping 17000 verities of plants from which there are 1600 varieties of roses. Moreover, every year in the month of February, the annual Chandigarh Rose Festival is held in Zakir Hussain Rose Garden. It is a three day event. Talking about dates then it generally happens on last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the month.

Also, Rose garden is going to witness the much awaited 51st Rose Festival in Chandigarh on 17th Feb.

Related: Zakir Hussain Rose Garden

Opened In : 1969
Location : Jan Marg, Sector 16B, Chandigarh, 160015
Get Directions : Google Map

3. Terraced Garden

Established in 1979, terraced Garden is again one of the famous gardens in Chandigarh. It spreads over an area of 10 acres and has a musical fountain as its major attraction. Locals love to visit here especially in the evening to experience the serene and tranquil ambiance.

Terraced garden

Annually, Chrysanthemum Show, one of the most popular flower shows of India is also held in this garden. The show is generally held in March in which hundreds of city gardeners participate. Besides this, the garden also houses various competitions that are organized from time to time.

Opened In : 1979
Location : 33 Market Rd, Sector 33B, Chandigarh, 160020
Get Directions : Google Map

4. Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden is one of the newest gardens in Chandigarh which was built in 2014 on 13 acres of land. It was inaugurated by then Minister for Home Affairs. Japanese Garden consists of pagoda towers, meditation center, golden bamboos, water bodies, waterfalls, and a Buddha idol.

Japanese garden

If you want to live and feel the Japanese touch, then this is the only garden in Chandigarh where you can experience it. Japanese Garden is developed with a budget of Rs 6 crore. The garden has two phases and both phases are connected by an underground tunnel which is beautifully decorated by unique Japanese paintings.

Opened In : 2014
Location : PQ3M+RP6, near Japanese Park, Sector 31 A, Chandigarh, 160030
Get Directions : Google Map

5. Topiary Garden

Topiary Garden is one of its kind and is also one of the famous gardens in Chandigarh because of its uniqueness. As its name suggests, it is a part where you will witness lots of animal shaped bushes and shrubs.

Topiary Garden Chandigarh

It was started way back in 1987 and is specially designed for kids. If you want to take out your kids, then Topiary Garden is perfect place as your kids will surely love this place.

Opened In : 1987
Location : Sub. City Center, Sector 35A, Chandigarh, 160035
Get Directions : Google Map

6. Bougainvillea Garden

Inaugurated in 1976, Bougainvillea garden has an area of whopping of 20 acres. It is home for 65 distinctive varieties of bougainvillea plants and shrubs. One of the best things is that the bougainvilleas are shaped in various form like pavilions, arch, arcades, cluster of bowers and more. If you are looking for a bonsai type of planting then these thorny shrubs is just right for you.

Bougainvillea Garden Chandigarh

Yearly, Bougainvillea festival is being conducted that attracts large number of people. Additionally, within the garden, there is Chandigarh War Memorial that is inaugurated by none other than Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam in 2006. This war memorial is dedicated to martyrs who laid their lives defending the country.

Opened In : 1976
Location : Sector 2B, Chandigarh, 160011
Get Directions : Google Map

7. Garden of Silence

At the far end of Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake sits the Garden of Silence, a location for meditation. It is one of the must-see locations in Chandigarh and provides a tranquil perspective of the Shivalik Range.

Garden of silence Chandigarh

A Buddha statue is seated in the garden, surrounded by spiral staircases. The Chandigarh Administration created the garden, which was funded by the Indian government’s ministry of tourism. This is Chandigarh’s newest tourism destination. The beautiful, green gardens of Chandigarh are renowned for their magnificent features, but this garden of stillness is a little different.

Location : 5, Lake Walking Way, Kishangarh, Chandigarh, Punjab 160101
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8. PN Mehra Botanical Garden

Established in 1960, this botanical garden has been named after its founder P N Mehra, the head of botany department at Panjab Univseristy. Spread over an area of 16 acres on the main campus of the University, it was once a part of the Patiali Rao, a hilly rivulet coming down the Shivaliks. The garden is a home to various kinds of flora that come from different climatic regions. From rare species to plants with mythological history associated to them, there are more than 1,000 plant varieties including some rare species brought from far fetched areas of the country.

PN Mehra Botanical Garden Chandigarh

There are total fifteen botanical sections those are setup for promoting the research and development about the floral heritage. The main aim of this garden is to spread awareness and education along with increasing the eco tourism. Here you will find Bahera, Neem, Bael, Sandalwood, Amla, Harar, Camphor, Rudraksha, Jamun, Lasura, etc. You can also find many medicinal herbs, like Kalmegh, Bhringraj, Vacha, Mehndi, Ashwagandha, Akarkara and the list goes on.

Opened In : 1960
Location : Punjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh, 160014
Get Directions : Google Map

9. Leisure Valley

If talking about Chandigarh’s most renowned and signification tourist spot then Leisure Valley is one of the famous gardens in Chandigarh. It acts like a garland of gardens that just enhance the beauty of beautiful city Chandigarh. The best time to visit here is February and March as in these months flowers blooms.

Top Famous Gardens in Chandigarh

The garden also hosts the Chandigarh Carnival with the aim to promote new generation talents. If you live nearby, then you would love to visit Leisure Valley for morning and evening walks.

Opened In : 1954
Location : Sector 10B, Chandigarh, 160011
Get Directions : Google Map

10. Rock Garden

Rock Garden doesn’t need any introduction! When you plan to visit Chandigarh, Rock Garden is one of the first place that is marked by every tourist. Also known as Nek Chand Saini’s Rock Garden, after its creator Nek Chand Saini, a government employee began constructing the garden covertly in his leisure time in 1957. It is a historic garden where you will not find any flowers or shrubs but it is a garden that is made completely out of household and industrial waste.

Rock garden as the top Famous Gardens in Chandigarh

It contains open air theater, a minute maze, exhibition hall and more. Without visiting Rock Garden, your travel to Chandigarh will be incomplete. So, always include visiting here in your iternary.

Opened In : 1957
Location : QR34+52F, Uttar Marg, Sector 1, Chandigarh, 160001
Get Directions : Google Map

Related: Nek Chand’s Rock garden

11. Shanti Kunj

Shanti Kunj is best place for nature lovers as it’s surrounded with lots of trees and plants that makes it an ideal place in summer months. It is situated in a very peaceful place that is free from any noise and pollution. Houses many medicinal plants and herbs. It is divided in five segments by a natural stream flowing and is dedicated to cultural, ethical, spiritual, and moral consciousness among people.

Shanti Kunj, Sector 16 Chandigarh

Location : PQVG+GFW, Sector 16C, Chandigarh, 160015
Get Directions : Google Map

If you think we have missed any park that should be in top famous gardens in Chandigarh then feel free to tell us in the below comment section.

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Nupur Dhingra
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