Sukhna Lake

Currently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
  • Address: Sector I, Chandigarh- 160017, India
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Lake, Boating, Nature

Sukhna Lake - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Sukhna Lake

  • Sukhna Lake Address: Sector I, Chandigarh- 160017, India
  • Sukhna Lake Timing: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Sukhna Lake Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Sukhna Lake(preferred time): 06:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sukhna Lake: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sukhna Lake

  • 95% of people who visit Chandigarh include Sukhna Lake in their plan

  • 56.94% of people start their Sukhna Lake visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Sukhna Lake

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

93.63% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sukhna Lake

People normally club together The Rock Garden Of Chandigarh and Chandigarh Rose Garden while planning their visit to Sukhna Lake.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh Reviews

  • This is a very popular tourist destination in Chandigarh. Its nice picnic spot for family as you will find many locals spending time. It has boating facility also. You can stroll around the lake in the evening and early morning on the pathway specially made for it. Entry is free. A must visit.

  • What a wonderful place and very peaceful. This is the famous place of the city. There is paid parking and eatables are allowed. Many locals spend their time here. Lake is well maintained. Everything is awesome about this place. Do visit here if you're coming to Chandigarh. And there is a garden of silence at the end of the Sukhna lake. Do go there too.

  • This is a very popular tourist destination in Chandigarh. Its nice picnic spot for family as you will find many locals spending time. It has boating facility also. You can stroll around the lake in the evening and early morning on the pathway specially made for it. Entry is free. A must visit.

  • No place as Serene as this. Love it every time I go there. Mornings are the best time. In the evening the place gets crowded but they have activities for kids specially. The boat options are slightly costly to say. Parking outside can take time. The place is heavily crowded on special occasions like new year, festivals etc. Better not to go during such times but then all other places are crowded too. Overall a great place to find peace, to be with friends and family and have fun moments. Food options are okish. Nothing lavish to say. Don't throw garbage in the lake. Please please please.

  • Best tourism place, cool and awesome place for sitting and walking. In 2015 I was here for my exam. Early morning I reached here and enjoyed a lot. It was the first time when I found cool and super place in Chandigarh. It is second time when I'm writing my experience for this lake. Lot of things changed from 2015 to 2018. It is no so crowded as past. In other way I'd say due to non managing of this lake people love to visit Rock garden instead.

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