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Rock Garden:An Admirable Tourist Spot
Location:Chandigarh, Punjab
the city beautiful,
is the proud owner
of an extraordinarily
fascinating destination
which glorifies
the power of
human creation.
It is the magnificent
Nek Chand Rock Garden
located near
the Sukhna Lake.
Sprawling across
40 acres in area,
this place is
a truly exceptional
creation of man.
This unique
Rock Garden has been
embellished with
sculptures and art
objects built entirely
by using industrial
and domestic
scrap material.
The bizarre idea of
creating exquisite sculptures can be accredited to an
average government official,
Nek Chand, who secretly
collected waste materials
in his spare time.
Nek Chand’s secret compilation,
which was hidden
inside a forest,
was discovered
in the year 1973.
the Chandigarh Landscape
Advisory Committee
declared it to be
the most unusual creation
and decided to preserve
the garden in its
natural form.
The Rock Garden was
then officially inaugurated
in the year 1976.
The garden showcases
beautiful sculptures
made up of materials
like mudguards, metal wires,
marbles, broken glasses,
crockery and even hair
recovered from
a barber’s shop.
The layout of the garden
is designed like
an open-air fantasy kingdom.
The entire complex
has been set up
so interestingly that
the moment you enter the garden,
the grandeur of the place
stupefies you completely.
Nek Chand’s Rock Garden
has acquired the status of
a heritage site over time.
Tourists and Connoisseurs
from all over the world
visit the garden
to admire this
epitome of innovation.
This place is also
the venue of the
annual Teej festival
held in Chandigarh.
Nek Chand’s Rock Garden
is truly a masterpiece
of art galore worthy of
praise and appreciation.
So the next time
you drop in at Chandigarh,
head straightaway
to most unusual garden
of fantasies!
Timings: 10 am – 7 pm
Closed on Thursdays
Entry fee: Rs. 20 (Adults); Rs.15 (Children)
Nandni | October 15, 2013 at 5:18 pm

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