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Sukhna Lake Museum

The Sukhna lake of Chandigarh which lies in the foothills of Shivalik range, has always made the citizens of Chandigarh proud to call it an inseparable part of their city. To explore more about its hidden facts and origin, Sukhna lake museum has been set up by the body of Indian tourism. Sukhna lake museum is situated at 1 kilometer towards the north east of Sukhna Lake, just where the garden of silence ends. This museum imparts knowledge about how Sukhna is a home to vivid species of birds, animals, mammals and plants. Being at the museum ain’t a hefty task you just have to get an entry done between 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
It is open on all seven days of the week and aims to fabricate our existing knowledge about this man made artificial lake. A lot of knowledge about the variety of reptiles, aquatic animals and trees at the Sukhna Lake is stored within the museum for public consumption. With the help of good interior, pretty dramatic effects are also added into the museum, making it a fun hangout and learning experience for small children. A historical view of Sukhna Lake’s existence and how its vegetation and aquatic life initially grew is kept in a detailed view.

Chandigarh Sukhna Lake

The Chandigarh lake  Sukhna being an inseparable part of the city was created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna. It had a depth of 18 feet originally and was spread across 3 sq km. True to its name Sukhna which implies a wish – fulfilled, the lake is an idyllic resort to enjoy nature at its best.

At the entrance to the Sukhna Lake Chandigarh  one reads Corbusier’s Edict of the Lake. “The founders of Chandigarh have offered this Chandigarh lake and dam to the citizens of the new city so that they may escape the humdrum of the city life and enjoy the beauty of nature in peace and silence.”

The curvilinear profile of the promenade along the banks of lake Sukhna hums with activity from dawn to dusk, reflecting changing moods of the day. The tree-shaded promenade is a favorite spot to stroll and enjoy the tranquil ambience.