The Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India, also known as Nek Chand’s Rock Garden after its founder Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. Today it is spread over an area of 40 acres (161874.25 m²). It is completely built of industrial and home waste and thrown-away items.
Iconic Rock Garden creator Nek Chand is dead. The 90-year-old Padma Shri awardee has millions of fans across the globe
The garden is most famous for its sculptures made from recycled ceramic which are unique to watch by the tourists. Tourists prefer Dehrdaun Cabs when they need to hire Dehradun to Chandigarh taxi service.
It is near Sukhna Lake. It consists of man-made interlinked waterfalls and many other sculptures that have been made of scrap and other kinds of wastes (bottles, glasses, bangles, tiles, ceramic pots, sinks, electrical waste, etc.) which are placed in walled paths.
A rose garden or rosarium is a garden or park, often open to the public, used to present and grow various types of garden roses or rose species. Designs vary tremendously and roses may be displayed alongside other plants or grouped by individual variety, colour or class in rose beds.
Although roses have been selected and grown in China for over 1,000 years, the forerunner of the rose garden as we know it today was planted by empress Joséphine de Beauharnais at Malmaison, France in the years between 1799-1814. Joséphine imported both leading gardening talent and scores of roses, financing many plant collecting trips. At her death in 1814, the garden included more than 250 varieties of rose. It is said that her plant hunters also introduced some 200 other plants to France, among them the dahlia.
Jules Gravereaux in Roseraie de L’Haÿ, 1900
One of the oldest still existing public rose gardens is Jules Gravereaux’s Roseraie de L’Haÿ south of Paris in L’Haÿ-Les-Roses, which was laid out in 1899 and remains the biggest rose garden in France. The pleasant review of the natural beauty of roses is a big thing that is valued by nature lovers so they visit the place many times a year. Dehradun Cabs provide ultra-clean and maintained Dehradun to Chandigarh taxi service.
Pinjore Gardens (also known as Pinjor Gardens or Yadavindra Gardens) is located in Pinjore, Panchkula district in the Indian state of Haryana. It is an example of the Mughal Gardens style and was built by Patiala Dynasty Rulers.
The garden is in the village of Pinjore lie 22 km from Chandigarh on the Ambala-Shimla road. It was created in the 17th century by architect Nawab Fidai Khan during the early reign of his foster brother Aurangzeb (r. 1658-1707). In recent times, it has been renamed ‘Yadavindra Garden’ in the memory of Maharaja Yadavindra Singh former of the princely state of Patiala. After it was initially built by Fidai Khan, the garden was refurbished by Yadevendra Singh and restored to its former splendour, since it had grown into a wild jungle after initially built due to long years of neglect.
The garden has been laid into seven terraces, with the main gate of the garden opening into the highest first terrace, which has a palace built in Rajasthani–Mughal style. It is called the “Shish Mahal” (palace of glass), which is adjoined by a romantic “Hawa Mahal” (airy Palace). The second terrace with arched doorways has the “Rang Mahal” (painted palace). The third terrace has cypress trees and flowerbeds leading to dense groves of fruit trees. The next terrace has the “Jal Mahal” (palace of water) with a square fountain bed and a platform to relax. Fountains and tree groves are provided on the next terrace. The lowermost terrace has an open-air theatre, which is designed as a disc-like structure. A zoo adjoins the gardens. The garden and the temple complex laid in an open-air museum are integrated through well-laid-out and well-drained (to remove any water logging) pathways, and the whole complex has been beautifully illuminated. A heritage train has been introduced to visit all the monuments and the gardens in the complex. Special festivals such as the Baisakhi (spring) festival in April and the Mango Festival in June and July are major attractions at the gardens.
ChattBir Zoo (formally Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park), has been a zoological park situated close to Zirakpur, in India and is an abode to a large variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. The lion safari is the most interesting part of the Chattbir Zoo found in the proximity of Chandigarh. The construction of a zoo dates back to the seventies and at present, it is the most developed zoological park. The Chattbir zoo prides itself on the Royal Bengal tiger. People who visit here can enjoy the adventurous trips to the reserves of Asiatic Lions where animals are found roaming freely. One can also find different bird species. The zoo remains open throughout the week except for Mondays.
It is quite interesting to see how a raw scrubland got changed into a perfect abode for wild beasts. There is a beautiful picture exhibiting ecological harmony which increases the charm of the amazing surroundings. The animals remain there in the open to have a natural habitat as far as their behaviour and physical needs are concerned. And it is a nature retreat to be at such a place and enjoy when Dehradun Cabs is providing low rates Dehradun to Chandigarh taxi service.