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Sukhna Lake

After a day exploring Chandigarh's bustling streets, take a stroll around this man-made lake that attracts artists, fishermen and boaters.

Feed your soul and savor a peaceful environment away from the busy city at Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake. This man-made reservoir has long been a source of spiritual calm for Chandigarh citizens, instilling peace with tranquil waters, pretty mountain surrounds and the sounds of local birdlife.

Sukhna Lake was created in 1958 by damming Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream that brought water through the region from the Shivalik hills. The lake’s famed architect, Le Corbusier, predicted it would become an integral lifestyle feature of Chandigarh. His forecast came true.

Join throngs of visitors who come to the lake for inspiration or to escape from Chandigarh's urban rush. The lake promenade that runs around the banks offers views of the rugged Shivalik Hills. Stroll along the pathways or take to the running track to get your heart beating faster.

Enjoy a picnic by the water’s edge and then as you inspect the area, see how many species of birds you can spot. Storks and cranes are regular visitors, while the rare Siberian duck migrates through the region.

Watch painters attempting to capture the lake's colorful vistas and fishermen waiting for a bite on their lines. Rent a pedal boat for a ride out to the lake’s center. Because of its length and the stillness of the water, Sukhna Lake is also a popular spot for yachting and waterskiing.

Head to Sukhna Lake Club for a game of tennis and to swim in the indoor pool. You can also play a scenic round of golf at the adjacent course.

Visit the lake during the monsoon season to catch the Mango Festival, a celebration of the annual harvest. During these days, hundreds of fruit vendors set up stalls along the banks.

Sukhna Lake is located in eastern Chandigarh, just a short walk from the Rock Garden. If you are coming from central Chandigarh, arrive by rental car, taxi or rickshaw.


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Lodging Near Sukhna Lake

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The LaLiT Chandigarh $78
The LaLiT Chandigarh

The LaLiT Chandigarh

Rajiv Gandhi, Chandigarh
     
    3.9
    of 5, from 46 reviews
    5.0 out of 5.0

    This family-friendly Chandigarh hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park, Sukhna Lake and Rock Garden. Zakir Rose Garden and Elante Mall are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    OYO 4891 Palm House $22
    OYO 4891 Palm House

    OYO 4891 Palm House

    655 VPO, Chandigarh
       
      3.0
      of 5, from 1 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in Chandigarh, this hotel is close to Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park, Sukhna Lake, and Rock Garden. Local attractions also include Capitol Complex and Elante Mall.

      OYO 3712 Chandigarh Grand $21
      OYO 3712 Chandigarh Grand

      OYO 3712 Chandigarh Grand

      Near Kishangarh Chowk, Chandigarh
         
        2.5 out of 5.0

        Situated in Chandigarh, this hotel is close to Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park, Sukhna Lake, and Rock Garden. Local attractions also include Capitol Complex and Elante Mall.

        Skyview Holiday Home $26
        Skyview Holiday Home

        Skyview Holiday Home

        Vishnu Garden, Chandigarh
           
          5.0
          of 5, from 2 reviews
          3.5 out of 5.0

          Situated in Chandigarh, this hotel is close to Rock Garden, Capitol Complex, and Sukhna Lake. Local attractions also include Government Museum and Art Gallery and Zakir Rose Garden.

          Hyatt Regency Chandigarh $83
          Hyatt Regency Chandigarh

          Hyatt Regency Chandigarh

          178 Industrial and Business Park, Chandigarh
             
            4.5
            of 5, from 96 reviews
            5.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Elante Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of CII Convention Centre and Bird Sanctuary. Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park and Zakir Rose Garden are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Taj Chandigarh $73
            Taj Chandigarh

            Taj Chandigarh

            Block No.9, Sector 17 A, Chandigarh
               
              4.2
              of 5, from 150 reviews
              5.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Chandigarh, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Government Museum and Art Gallery and Zakir Rose Garden. Capitol Complex and Rock Garden are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              OYO 1726 Hotel City Plaza 7 $37
              OYO 1726 Hotel City Plaza 7

              OYO 1726 Hotel City Plaza 7

              S.C.O 21, Chandigarh
                 
                1.0
                of 5, from 1 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Chandigarh, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sukhna Lake, Government Museum and Art Gallery, and Bird Sanctuary. Zakir Rose Garden and Rock Garden are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                OYO 990 Hotel Paradise
                OYO 990 Hotel Paradise

                OYO 990 Hotel Paradise

                S.C.O 13, Chandigarh
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0