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Dr. Zakir Rose Garden

The rose garden in sector 16 is claimed to be Asia's largest Rose garden. This garden was created in 1967, under the expert guidance of Dr M.S. Randhawa, Chandigarh's first Chief Commissioner, and is named after India's President, Zakir Hussain. Spread over an area of 46 acres and divided into 10 different sections, the garden has 1600 different species of roses. The rose collection include natural as well as hybrid varieties developed through tissue culture. 

Along with the roses, medicinal trees like bel, bahera, harar etc and unique specimen trees, shrubs and climbers are also seen here which enhance the beauty of the garden. Every year a 'Rose Festival' is celebrated at the rose garden, either at the end of February or the beginning of March. It is one of the main cultural events of the city which draws thousands of visitors. There are lots of competitions, cultural celebrations and many other events. Best time to visit the rose garden is during February- March when the plants are in full bloom. Fountains and bright lights enhance its beauty at night.

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  By :  S Vaidyanathan smiley
  Sep 27, 2015 8:52:43 AM | Chennai Reply to this Comment/ Review
We are planning a tour of Chandigarh in Feb 2016. Please let me know the dates of the Rose Festival in 2016. Any other information to me on what to see there will help. Thanks.