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Lake in Chandigarh


There are not many lakes in Chandigarh but if you ask a local person about it, what he or she will do is utter the name of the Sukhna Lake. Sukhna Lake is the only noteworthy lake of Chandigarh and has earned the status of the well-maintained lakes of India. The Sukhna Lake serves Chandigarh like heart serves to the body. The Chandigarh Lake is well-fed by seasonal downpour. In 1958, the lake was created blocking the Sukhna Choe, a stream flowing down from the Shibalik hills. The lake was created according to the master plan made by Le Corbusier, the chief architect of the city of Chandigarh.

  1. General Facts about the Chandigarh Lake
  2. The Sukhna Lake is edged by a golf course on its southern side and the famous Rock garden, another place of interest in Chandigarh, on its west bank. The top of the dam that supplies water to Sukhna Lake is a favorite walkway for many. The local folks go there for doing exercise, lovers whisper the deepest say from their heart, and children have unrestricted fun. The place is also visited by photo-hunters and artists. The fishermen also come here for their regular hunting. There is a lake Club as well within the vicinity of Sukhna Lake which is only open to members. They facilitate the members with myriad opportunities like swimming, sculling, boating, kayaking and rowing. Asian Rowing Championships are held here after regular intervals. In point of fact, the watercourse is the longest rowing and yachting venue in Asia.

  3. Eco-friendly Lake in Chandigarh
  4. Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh has also an ecological significance. Many rare migratory birds like stork, Siberian duck and cranes come here in winter season. The Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh is considered as a reserved Lagoon as declared by the Government of India. The lake is also habitat of many insects and fishes. To balance this ecology, the local administration has taken the decision of keeping fishes in the lake not more than 30 cm in size.

  5. Man and Lake
  6. In summers, when the whole city of Chandigarh is poached under the scorching sun, people come here for their easy walk and comfort. They offer voluntary service to rejuvenate the most visited lake in Chandigarh. Chandigarh people really love their Sukhna. Their love is reflected throughout the year as not just putting labor and money for the development of the lake, they also take part and rejoice in many festivals that are an integral part of the lake in Chandigarh. The food festivals that put on show various dishes from all across the India are very popular. But the Mango festival in summer is all the rage. Many tourists and denizens of the city come here to display or taste many types of mangoes.

  7. Scenic Beauty of Sukhna Lake of Chandigarh
  8. The scenic beauty and serenity of the area is heavenly. The golden good old sun in the morning spreads its generous rays on the rippling water of the Chandigarh Sukhna Lake and turns it golden in moments. The greenery that encompasses the pleasantly beautiful lake gets rejuvenated by the sunray and welcomes the morning. The morning walkers, students and joggers come and feel that they are a part of this Mother Nature. Days pass indolently and evenings come creeping in. The lonesome lake in Chandigarh reminisces the events in its past.