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 Travel Tips
- Be careful that your vehicles are parked outside the dam area.
How to Reach Sukhna Lake
- The nearest airport is the Chandigarh Air force based Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Chandigarh Junction Railway Station.
- 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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95% of people who visit Chandigarh include Sukhna Lake in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
56.94% of people start their Sukhna Lake visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Sukhna Lake
93.63% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sukhna Lake