Posts Tagged ‘ Chandigarh ’

Sukhna Lake #Random Clicks

Sharing some random photos clicked today at Sukhna Lake.

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Location: Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh(India) Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

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Location: Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh(India) Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

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Rock Garden

The Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India, also known as Nek Chand’s Rock Garden after its founder Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. Today it is spread over an area of 40 acres (161874.25 m²). It is completely built of industrial and home waste and thrown-away items.

In his spare time, Nek Chand started collecting materials from demolition sites around the city. He recycled these materials into his own vision of the divine kingdom of Sukrani, choosing a gorge in a forest near Sukhna Lake for his work. The gorge had been designated as a land conservancy, a forest buffer established in 1902 that nothing could be built on. Chand’s work was illegal, but he was able to hide it for 18 years before it was discovered by the authorities in 1975. By this time, it had grown into a 12-acre (49,000 m2) complex of interlinked courtyards, each filled with hundreds of pottery-covered concrete sculptures of dancers, musicians, and animals.

His work was in danger of being demolished, but he was able to get public opinion on his side. In 1976 the park was inaugurated as a public space. Nek Chand was given a salary, a title (“Sub-Divisional Engineer, Rock Garden”), and 50 laborers so that he could concentrate full-time on his work. It appeared on an Indian stamp in 1983. The Rock Garden is still made out of recycled materials. With the government’s help, Chand was able to set up collection centers around the city for waste, especially rags and broken ceramics. (Source: Wikipedia)

Here’s I’m sharing few snapshots as I visited this place few days back after a very long time, it’s just few miles from my place of residence but still it’s been ages since I last visited this place, felt like to share snaps so here it is:

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On The Shore of Sukhna Lake


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Here’s publishing one more post on Sukhna Lake after my last year post on it. Have been on the shores of this lake few days back after quite long time, around after 5-6 months I think, though it’s not far from my place, would be around 9 miles something.

Sukhna Lake Chandigarh IMG_20150718_182652Well! For your information who doesn’t know about this lake, it’s Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh, India, it’s a reservoir at the foothills of the Himalayas, the Shivalik hills. Yes! I love to be in the nature, and have visited and spent time at places from extremely wilder to the place of full serenity, and about this lake, I would say it’s just a relaxing and beautiful place to spend or enjoy some time.

Sukhna Lake Chandigarh IMG_20150718_180707It’s one of the attraction place here in Chandigarh, and perhaps, this lake could be the most visited tourist spot in Chandigarh.

Sukhna Lake Chandigarh IMG_20150718_180200Coolness and calmness of the lake, and beautiful sunset view of the lake are some of the words that could explain this place, but it’s little busy in the weekends and in the evening.

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That’s all for now, have a good day/night ~ Vikas Sharma

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Perfect Day, It Was!

It has been drizzling here in Chandigarh since yesterday, and for me it’s a relief from the scorching heat. Temperature has dropped down to 26 degree Celsius, and today in the morning while I was standing on my balcony looking at the falling rain drops, I felt like to get into the hills just for enjoying the weather and the day, it was just a random urge. So I called up a friend to accompany me, picked up the key of my vehicle, and started to drive through the drizzle up to the hills with the music full on and the windscreen wipers in action, haha! I went up to Kasauli, a small beautiful hill station around 40 miles from my place, spent few hours there, gazed through the rain and mist to the beauty of nature, got drenched little and of course that fresh cool breeze on the face was rejuvenating, two hours of perfect nature therapy it was and then I came back to home.

Now while I’m writing this post sitting on my balcony relishing the weather, it is still drizzling here, I’m listening to music and sipping green tea, and thinking about few things. Here’s something I would like to write about what is running inside my mind :

Somewhere, I read that ‘traveling is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness’. I just do not agree with this statement, I mean, then how about “those” rich people who travels all around the world and are full of prejudice and are still with narrow-minds. This statement doesn’t make sense to me, you can learn a lot from traveling only when you are open to exploring things, open to growth, understanding, experiencing and learning new things, and know how to appreciate or relish even little things too and yes of course, willing to put your ideas, thoughts and yourself out for judgment, and not getting negatively affected by wrong judgments despite learning lesson from it if there is any to learn else leaving it behind.

Now ending up this post, and leaving you with this beautiful piece of music by Pearl Jam, I had a great day, you too enjoy and have a wonderful time ~ Vikas Sharma

Another Brick in The Wall

It’s quite cold here at my place in Chandigarh, weather has been foggy and cloudy since last week so haven’t felt the warmth of the sun since then and today right now when I’m writing this post I’m traveling in the hills of Himachal somewhere, for some official reasons. I am very well aware of the fact that this kind of weather can create problems to some people, and also some people don’t like this kind of weather for some reasons. But for me, I really enjoy winters in many ways.
It’s again the same thought which struck in my mind again as I Look through the window of my bus that how we create our own reality. I mean, reality is individualistic, we create our own reality. The way I perceive the world doesn’t necessarily other would perceive the same or the way you perceive doesn’t necessarily I would perceive the same way. Our experiences, knowledge and wisdom shapes our thinking, and our collective thinking is what determines the way we look at the world. If a tree falls in a jungle, and I’m not there to notice or experience it that doesn’t mean this event doesn’t happened. Moreover, it’s easy to be an another brick in the wall and I’m trying to be not.

Much love ~ Vikas Sharma