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

  • 34.36% of people start their Sukhna Lake visit around 05 AM - 06 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Sukhna Lake

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

91.74% 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

  • 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.

  • It's a good place to spend some quality time. It is good for morning and evening walk. It provides a mesmerizing look and you can come here with your loved ones and family also. There are swings and many more rides for children. There are also many shops and stores where you can have snacks and food too. The best part is boating facility is provided here, you can pay for a paddle boat or you can use the ferry to have a good view and nice time. If you visit Chandigarh then you should visit Sukhna Lake atleast once...

  • Nice place for morning and evening walk. No entry fee. Boating facility available on payment basis. Avoid on hot days. Good for winter sun. There are a variety of boats available right from paddle boat to engine driven. A side pathway maintained for walking off road.

  • Sukhna lake is very nicely located and entire place has a amazing feel to it. You can visit early in morning for a nice jog or walk and can enjoy the nice view of Sunrise. During the day also the place looks beautiful and one can enjoy boat ride as well as can have some local delicacies in the stand alone outlets serving them. There is a nice courtyard around the cafe to sit and enjoy food with the a good view. The freshness in the air makes you feel good whenever you plan to visit the place however best time is to visit either early in morning or during the evening time. Place also have some kids engagement activities too

  • Sukhna lake in sector 1 Chandigarh, this is the perfect weekend point for family, friends. Here you can taste different foods & experience sports activity. For photography point of view, it's the good point to shoot in Chandigarh. Best time to visit here before 11 AM & after 5 PM.

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