Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh - Address
Address: Sector I, Chandigarh- 160017, India
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
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About Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh
This lake is a beautiful artificial lake in the foothills of the Shivalik Range. This is basically a rain fed lake and is created by pulling out the water of the stream there. The name of the lake is derived from the name of the stream, which was known as the Sukhna Choe.
The credit for the creation of the lake goes to the two great engineers, Le Corbusier and P.L. Verma of Chandigarh. To preserve the beauty and the authenticity of the lake, motor boats in it were prohibited and also the movement of vehicles across the top of the dam was prohibited. The lake is attached to a golf course that is again attached to the Rock Garden of Chandigarh.
The roof of the Sukhna Dam is a very popular place with all types of people. The serious walkers come here to work out regularly in the morning or evening. It is also an ideal place to spend some good time with your family and children and it is also a perfect place for people who have a passion for painting or photography. There is nothing like capturing the perfect view of dawn or dusk or the cloudy skies from here.
Sukhna has membership facilities and it has all the modern amenities like a gym, swimming pool, tennis court with a grass and a synthetic field, indoor games and lawns. You can also enjoy boating, sculling, surfing, skiing, etc. this lake with its longest channel for rowing and yachting events in Asia, was the venue for the Asian Rowing Championship. It also has a sanctuary which is house for many beautiful migratory birds such as Siberian Ducks, Storks and cranes. The lake has also been declared as a protected wetland by the Government of India.
During summers many men and women come here to provide voluntary services for almost 3 months. It is almost like a ritual here. Many regional events and festivals also take place here like the Mango Festival in which various types of mangoes are put on display.
Sukhna Lake Information
- Be careful that your vehicles are parked outside the dam area.
How To reach Sukhna Lake by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the Chandigarh Air force based Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Chandigarh Junction Railway Station.
Restaurants Near Sukhna Lake
- CITCO Lakeview Cafeteria
- Tikka Express
- Vee Kay Restaurant
- Prem Sweets and Fast Food
- Vrinda, Hot Millions Vatika
- La Stella
- Pizza Foresta
- Nick Bakers
- Devendra da Dhaba
- Sherdil Punjabi Dhaba
- Q ‘n’ Grill
- Vijay Juice Corner
- Sindhi Cake Shop
- Sharma Bakery
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Pride of Chandigarh. Good for pedal boats. Excellent track for joggers and walkers. Nice romantic place to hang out in the evening. The only downside is perhaps the people not adhering to the civic sense of maintaining the cleanliness and throwing papers along the track. Still I love it!!
It’s the most happening place in Chandigarh!! You can paddle a boat for strolling the lake or you can enjoy the amazing food in the food court. One can find peace of mind having a long long walk or a jog at the track around the lake. It’s a real long track for fitness enthusiasts. The place is so very clean and green you wouldn’t mind coming to see it every single day. There are many washrooms at a certain distance. It’s well lit so you can even hang around at night or early morning. Also there are some cool rides and games for the little ones. So basically this is a place for everyone. From kids to young adults to adults to oldies everyone can have the time of their life here. It has the vibe of Chandigarh!!🔥
One of the heritage possible entertainment in Chandigarh. You find lots of married couple with police patrolling around. You can eat golgappa here with different water taste which is very delicious. Car parking is good and available at very cheap price. You can even find people from different countries hanging around. Boating is one of the good option to have fun with your partner.
Sukhna has a membership-based Lake Club with lawns, a gym, indoor games, swimming pool and tennis courts with both synthetic and grass courts. Boating, rowing, sculling, sailing, kayaking and water skiing can be enjoyed throughout the year. The lake, which was the venue for the Asian Rowing Championships, has the longest channel for rowing and yachting events in Asia. It also has facilities for other water sports like water surfing, skiing and sculling. Sukhna is a sanctuary for many exotic migratory birds like the Siberian duck, storks and cranes, during the winter months. The lake has been declared as a protected national wetland by the Government of India. During summers, there are streams of men, women and children from all walks of life offering voluntary service to desilt the lake bed for about three months. This annual ritual has been a regular feature since long ago. Sukhna Lake is the venue for many festive celebrations, too. The most popular is the Mango Festival held during the monsoons when scores of varieties of mangoes are on display. From time-to-time, other food festivals featuring specialties from different Indian States are also held here, along with cultural performances.
Jogging, boating, food stalls, photography.. All one can do at this place.. Better place but can be improved.. Boating bit costly.. Which can be avoided if you are not on date..else pack your wallet.. spending time here all depends on individual..