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Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Chandigarh has the distinction of having a unique world acclaimed Rock Garden. It consists of art objects of art objects, fashioned from industrial and urban waste. It is situated between the Capitol Complex and Sukhna Lake in Sector 1.

The Rock Garden has become almost a heritage site. Artists and connoisseurs from all over the world flock to see this unique and amazing creation. The concept is daring, the appeal perennial. visitors leave in admiration, only to return again.

The creator of the Rock Garden, Nek Chand, was a Road Inspector in the Engineering Department of Chandigarh Capitol Project. He roamed the Shivalik Foothills and picked up stones resembling bird, animal, human and abstract forms. He brought them on his bicycle. The first seven years ( 1958-65 ) were spent collecting natural material, urban and industrial waste. Gradually his collection mounted to a staggering twenty thousand rock forms of amazing beauty. These were deposited around a hut which he had built for his work and contemplation. He built the Rock Garden from this improvised hut which was located by the side of a stream...