Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh

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  • Address: Sector I, Chandigarh- 160017, India
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Lake, Boating, Nature
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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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Things to Know Before Visiting Sukhna Lake

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

  • 43.69% of people start their Sukhna Lake visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Sukhna Lake

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

90.58% 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

Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh Reviews

  • 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.

  • It's a nice place. You can enjoy boat ride in the Lake and surrounding is great. Its looks good at night time. It is near rock garden so u can spent some good time with friends and family. Sukhna lake has some restaurant and cafes. Its has Julie corners also in summer. It has parking space with some fee.

  • Sukhna lake is a nice place to visit in Chandigarh- The City beautiful. There are fresh flowers and lawn to enjoy the time with friends and family. You can also get good quality food and beverages there. Transport facility is also good to reach there..

  • In Chandigarh the man made lake. The beautiful nature and cleanliness has no word. This lake has a outside marketplace for foods and cosmetic shops. The scenic beauty and greenery has no word. You can do boating over there. There is sports complex for running and swimming is there. Most of local people are running and walking at morning and evening time.

  • Best place to spend your free time. You can start your day there by watching the early morning sunrise, jogging throughout the lake line. Throughout the path there are speakers which play very soothing music at a mild volume which makes the atmosphere more nice. In the afternoon, you can visit the forest area behind the lake. That's are really lovely place and silent. You can explore that area. There's also a little tower like spot where you can get a good view of back side of Lake. In the evening or night time, you can just sit around the edge of the lake and see lighting and water. There's a place where there is a big Buddha figure and stair steps to sit in the nice lighting. Also there's a visitor Centre where you get all the information about lake and the flora, fauna present there. Overall it's a great place you can visit daily either alone, with a partner or with a bunch of friends. Boating is also available.

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