Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, is a botanical garden in Chandigarh, India and spread over 30 acres (120,000 m2) of land, with 50,000 rose-bushes of 1600 different species. Named after India's former president, Zakir Hussain and created in 1967 under the guidance of Dr Dr M.S.Randhawa, Chandigarh's first chief commissioner, the garden has the distinction of being Asia's largest. The garden has not only roses, but also trees of medicinal value. Some of the medicinal plants that can be spotted here are bel, bahera, harar, camphor and yellow gulmohar. The rose plants have been planted in carved-out lawns and flower beds.
A sheer marvel of a garden, Rock Garden was made using rocks and discarded goods such as bone china, glasses, bangles, tiles, electrical waste, etc. Spread across an area of 1, 60, 000 sq. metres, it also has small, interlinked artificial waterfalls, eating joints and some fun zones for kids and adults alike.
Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh, India, is a reservoir at the foothills (Shivalik hills) of the Himalayas. This 3 km² rainfed lake was created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik Hills. Originally the seasonal flow entered the lake directly causing heavy siltation. To check the inflow of silt, 25.42 km² of land was acquired in the catchment area and put under vegetation. In 1974, the Choe was diverted and made to bypass the lake completely, the lake being fed by three siltation pots, minimising the entry of silt into the lake itself.
Recently declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Chandigarh Capitol Complex is home to some of the most spectacular works of Le Corbusier, the architect, and the man behind the planning and designing of the city beautiful. Buildings such as the High Court, the Secretariat and the State Legislatures of Punjab & Haryana, and the Open Hand Monument, a life-sized symbol of the city beautiful, are magnificent in terms of design, and just as mesmerising in terms of their location, with the shivalik hills right in the background.