Ever noting down the places to scout on the Chandigarh map, there’s one thing that will make you stop and share. It is the Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh. Tracing its location at the base of the Shivalik range, Sukhna Lake is a perfect place to experience nature’s bounty.
For those of you who don’t know, Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, is a man-made lake. This is not less than a blessing from French architect Le Corbusier and chief engineer P L Varma. A perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of life in exchange for calmness and tranquility, Sukhna Lake aces its job with perfection. For those of you, who think that this is just a lake, let me tell you some amazing facts about Sukhna Lake. These facts make this lake all the more special and visit-worthy.
Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh offers amazing options
Here’s a back story to it. Due to many environmental factors, Sukhna Lake experienced a loss in the water back in 2009. However, to cope up with it, the felt of rainwater harvesting was felt. And since then, Sukhna Lake has emerged as an all-season attraction. There are no more dried up water levels at the lake. Also, the beauty of the lake is enhanced with the water flowing with the breeze of the wind, especially during monsoon.
The member club of Sukhna Lake is another attraction at the lake. By the name, you might be thinking that you need to opt for a membership to dine in. but, the Chandigarh UT administration has allowed the non-members to dine in, as well. The Member Club is commonly known as the ‘Lake Club’. The city beautiful view becomes all the more beautiful from this club. The cherry on the cake is amazing food and a variety of options. Enjoy a sip of ice cold beer at the lake side bar and restaurant.
Boating and Gaming
Sukhna Lake today has emerged as a hub for boating and gaming. The Sukhna lake boating is from 9:30 am to 6 pm. The ticket pricing varies for youngsters and elders. Also, if you have kids along with you then you can take them to the gaming section and fun rides center and enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake. Crazy cars, bull’s balance, bungee jumping, hurdle crossing, balance, and many other adventure games await you at the Lake. There is a pretty food court serving scrumptious Indian food items such as yummy tikkis, golgappas, chaat, ice-creams, and fresh juices to stop your hunger cramps. Chandigarh tourism does not leave you hungry at any spot for sure.
Sanctuary for Migratory Birds
Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh is home to a dam. This is a very elegant landscape located exactly at the center of the Lake. Apart from this, you might be surprised to know that Sukhna Lake acts as a sanctuary for migratory birds in winters. If you keep walking at the Lake from one end to the other and then take the roads not taken, you’ll witness this beautiful scene. Surrounded by tall grasses and water in the middle, migratory birds at Sukhna are a treat to watch.
Garden of Silence
Here’s a thing about Chandigarh tourism. In order to be loyal to the Chandigarh map, you need to be on the silent roads. One such silent road is which leads to what we famously call the ‘Garden of silence’. Commonly, it is known as the backside of the lake. While visiting this area, a tall, subtle and peaceful statue of Gautama Buddha awaits you. As the name suggests, this place is great for meditation and enjoying what silence has to offer. Following this, there are the stairs that lead you up to the lake.
Interesting Facts about Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh
Moving on, here are some interesting facts about the lake. Some of them are actually the common questions that people have with respect to Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh.
Sukhna Lake Timings: There is no formal opening and closing time for the lake. It is open always. However, the best time to visit Sukhna Lake is during the daytime in winters and morning or evening time in the morning. Sometimes the entry from the main side is closed as per the administration orders but mostly it is open.
Sukhna Lake Distance: Sukhna Lake is a total 4.7-mile route. If you wish to have a long walk, you can try this for sure. You can cover one side of the lake in about 11,000 steps.
Sukhna Late at Night: Sukhna Lake can be visited in the late hours of the evening and even at night. The best views of Sukhna Lake should be witnessed either during sunrise or at sunset. I’m sure, the next time you are visiting Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh; you have much more to experience.