My recent holiday with my sister and her three children took us more than two thousand miles away in the northern part of India. It was a truly enjoyable time we had. While we were in the city of Chandigarh we visited the Rock Garden. This garden is unique because it is like an open exhibition hall with sculptures, waterfalls, courtyards, and the way waste products have been used to create a garden.. The objects on display are all made from urban and industrial waste. Some of the material used are auto parts, forks, bicycle handle bars, metal wires, porcelain, broken bangles, and so on. It's a huge area with about five thousand sculptures, pathways, labyrinths, and courtyards.
There are hundreds of figurines on display. The garden was built by Nek Chand Saini and is a must-see list on a visit to Chandigarh. The amazing story of how the garden came to be can be read here.
|Waterfall created by recycling rain water|
|Sculptures made from glass bangles|
|There were several pink dragonflies hovering near the water|
The Rock Garden attracts 5,000 visitors daily.
Our last view of Chandigarh as we headed to Delhi were the tree-lined avenues and some truly beautiful trees