History of Nek Chand’s Rock Garden Near Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh India

History of Nek Chand's Rock Garden Near Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh India

History of Nek Chand’s Rock Garden Near Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh India

History of Nek Chand’s Rock Garden Near Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh India: The history behind Nek Chand’s Rock Garden in Chandigarh.

It will not be wrong if Nek Chand is called the magician of stones. Within 18 years, he made a paradise in the jungle, which is world-famous today. Nek Chand gave this precious heritage to Chandigarh, the beauty of the rock garden made of junk.

History of Nek Chand's Rock Garden Near Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh India

 

We will tell you secrets related to the personal life of the late Nek Chand, the creator of Rock Garden.

The Rock Garden in Chandigarh is the result of 18 years of penance by the Late Nekchand, which is made only of garbage and junk. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world and people come from all over the world to see it. 

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Nek Chand started the construction of the Rock Garden secretly without the permission of the administration. For the construction of the garden, he carried stones on a bicycle and water on his shoulders only after that he was able to create this unique artwork.

Nek Chand reached Chandigarh after partition in 1947:

History of Nek Chand's Rock Garden Near Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh India

Legend artist Nek Chand, who built the beautiful Rock Garden of Chandigarh, was born on 15 December 1924 at Barila Kalan. This place is in Pakistan today. He reached Chandigarh after the partition in 1947.

Served as Road Inspector in Chandigarh:

According to a source, Nek Chand had served in the Public Works Department as a road inspector in Chandigarh in the 1950s and 1960s. He is given the credit for redesigning Chandigarh.

Started Collecting Broken Items:

History of Nek Chand's Rock Garden Near Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh India

Nek Chand started collecting broken items in 1958. It is said that he saved the things which people used to throw away as useless. Nek Chand worked even at the night in the construction of this garden.

Collected Junk and Made Beautiful Artifacts:

History of Nek Chand's Rock Garden Near Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh India

Nek Chand made beautiful artifacts from things like broken bangles, cutlery, chinaware, switching, plug-and-tube lights, stones, tiles, household junk, and stones. With 18 years of hard work, he gave a priceless heritage to Chandigarh.

The Rock Garden Also Has Waterfalls, An Open-Air Theater, and a Pool:

History of Nek Chand's Rock Garden Near Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh India

This beautiful Rock Garden of Chandigarh is located in Sector 1 of Chandigarh on a 35-acre campus. The special thing is that there are also waterfalls, an open-air theater, and a pool. Rock Garden is also known as Nek Chand Saini.

Nek Chand Saini Was Very Popular In Foreign Countries As Well:

History of Nek Chand's Rock Garden Near Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh India

Nek Chand was also among the popular Indian artists abroad. His works were part of major cities such as Paris, London, New York, Washington DC, and Berlin. Many books were also written on Nek Chand in different languages.

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Nek Chand Received The Padma Shri Award In 1948:

History of Nek Chand's Rock Garden Near Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh India

Nek Chand was offered honorary citizenship in various countries. In view of his contribution to Indian art, he received many small and big awards. The special thing is that Nek Chand also received the Padma Shri award in 1984.

Nek Chand’s Friend Pyaara Singh:

Friend Pyara Singh, who worked with Nek Chand, says that where the Rock Garden is today, it was the land of the Forest Department and there was a PWD store nearby.

Nek Chand was an employee of this store. Nek Chand used to go out on his bicycle in the morning and when he returned, there would be bags full of junk hanging on both sides.

He used to bring food along with him and when he did not bring food, he used to climb the Jamun trees near Sukhna and pluck the berries and eat them. 

Timings: 

9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (April- September), 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (October- March)

Time Required: 

4-5 hours

Entry Fee :

Adults – INR 30
Children – INR 10

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