along its banks which has provisions for boating and yachting
on all days.
Bougainvillea Park - Situated in Sector 3, the garden,
created in 1976, is dedicated to hundreds of bougainvillea varieties.
The creepers cover a wide assortment of arches, bowers, pavilions
and arcades. About 65 different varieties of bougainvillea shrubs
are planted in this garden.
Rose Garden - Sector
16 has the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Asia’s largest Rose
Garden and is spread over 30 acres of land having over 1600 different
species of roses. This was planned by Dr. M.S. Randhawa as his
interest in horticulture and fondness for flowers was profuse.
Every year, either at the end of February or beginning of March,
a big festival known as Rose Festival, is celebrated at this garden.
Over 20,000 people visit this festival. It’s one of the
greatest celebrations in the city.
Shanti Kunj - The name means “Abode
of Peace”. Trees, pools and streams crossed by curved bridges
and a large number of meditation nooks define this garden.
Terraced Garden - Located in Sector
33, you will see hundreds of different varieties of flowers in
the garden. In the evenings, enjoy the cool breeze that flows
in the garden.
Topiary Park - The attraction here
is the various animal shapes created out of creepers and bushes,
and a large variety of ornamental plants which add to the park’s
Government Museum and Art Gallery -This popular
museum has a vast collection of miniature paintings of the Gandhara
and Pahari schools of art. Erected on columns, the building is
a work of art providing a natural canopy roof for the ground space.
This is in fact the display area for large antique sculptures.
International Dolls Museum -
Located in Bal Bhawan, Sector 23, and inaugurated on 24th December,
1985, it contains more than 300 dolls from almost every country
in the world. This wonderful display is completed by the ten ceramic
murals and a large model train.