Chandigarh is renowned as the city beautiful and there is a good reason behind this. This city has multiple places to admire and one of them is the worldly admired and renowned tourist attraction, Nek Chand Rock Garden. Built back in 1957, this garden was named after its founder Nek Chand Saini.
A little about the founder, Nek Chand Saini
The famous Nek Chand Saini was a government official who is actually known for his work – Rock Garden. History reveals that he started the work on this garden secretly in his spare hours in 1957 with a small land and small sculpture, later, this small beginning speeded over 40 acres of land and became the famous Rock Garden of India.
This garden is completely built using industrial and home waste and is one of its own piece of the art. I still have no idea how this brilliant idea popped out in the mind of a government official.
Read the fascinating story behind the birth of the new age fantasy land, sculpture garden – The Rock Garden here
The unspeakable story behind the creation of Rock Garden
Did you guys know that Nek Chand, the minds behind the artistic Rock Garden, Chandigarh started collecting the waste material from the demolition sites around the city beautiful after which he recycled these materials into his vision of his fantasy kingdom of Sukrani near the famous Sukhna Lake?
Some interesting facts about Nek Chand Rock Garden in Chandigarh
No matter if you are a child or an adult, this place is for all the entertainment of all. I can surely ensure one thing that once you step inside this garden you will be mesmerized with the talent displayed through art. I haven’t known anyone who has barren their interest for Rock Garden.
Rock Garden is one of the masterpieces around the world that established the knot between art and history. It is amazing to acknowledge how a simple government officer created such a beautiful and stunning masterpiece that left the mark on the entire world.
Honestly, this beautiful state of the art is commendable and is worth a thousand words. The sculptures standing in this heart whelming garden will throw you off your wagon of reality to the place of your dreams.
This place justifies the saying that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder because of waste to all of us was an art to Nek Chand and the best part is he actually made everyone see it. All the sculptures here are created from ceramic pots, glass bangles, tiles, bottles, and all sorts of electric waste.
So, if you are visiting Chandigarh, the city beautiful, you must see visit Nek Chand Rock Garden and write the fascinating beauty of this place into their memory because believe me it will stick to you for years.
Nek Chand Rock Garden is also renowned for the Teej festival celebration in Chandigarh. This whole place is beautifully lightened up during the festival of celebration.
Address – Uttar Marg, Rock Garden, Sector 1, Chandigarh, 160001
Timings – 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (all days of the week)
Is it worth visiting Nek Chand Rock Garden?
I would say if you are in Chandigarh and you skip visiting the famous Rock Garden, you trio ain’t complete buddy. If you are in the city, believe me, you got to see the beautiful Rock Garden.
How to Get to Nek Chand Rock Garden?
Rock Garden is around 243 Kilometers from the capital city of Delhi.
Nek Chand Rock Garden stands right next to Sukhna Lake. It is very easy to reach there via road. With Ola and Uber cab services easily running in the city, all you have to do is book one to Rock Garden.
Is the entry to Rock Garden Free?
No, not really. The ticket costs around INR 20 for adults and INR 10 for kids.
How much time should you spare for exploring Rock Garden’s beauty?
It almost took me 4-5 hours to actually explore every beautiful corner of the famous and stunning Rock Garden. And honestly, every minute was worth it.
Is the Camera allowed on the premises?
Yes, this is a perfect place for one to take perfect pictures.
So, don’t wait up just visit the stunning sculpture garden, Rock Garden to admire the best art of your life.