Have you ever visited Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh? We are sure that you might have! And we are also sure that you might have missed out on many or maybe a few of these awesome things to do at Sukhna Lake Chandigarh. People think that going to the lake is just about boating or maybe a walk. Folks, that’s not true. Check out this compilation and see how many of these things have you actually done on your visit to Sukhna Lake and you’ll know what to do on your next visit!
#1 Boating in Sukhna Lake Chandigarh
Boating is the first in this list. Boating at Sukhna Lake is really enjoyable things to do in Sukhna Lake Chandigarh. The peddle boats are available under 2 option i.e., 2 seater boats & 4 seater boats. Wearing a life jacket is the first step after taking the tickets and is compulsory too. The charges for both these boats are different. You have to buy tickets in advance from the separate ticket counter for boating. The pricing is also based on the timings whether you want to boat for 30 minute or 1 hour. The boating charges at Sukhna Lake Chandigarh are very genuine.
#2 Go for a Shikara Ride
Shikaras which are very famous in Kashmir, Dal lake in Kashmir is famous for Shikaras. Chandigarh administration had added Shikaras to its boat fleet for Sukhna Lake last year. The charges of a Shikara are more as compared to paddle boat.
#3 Get a Portrait Made
Tourists who visit Sukhna Lake Chandigarh often get a portrait made. You’ll find portrait artists sitting in the front area of the lake who make live sketches. Get a sketch made by them and carry memories of the city Chandigarh wherever you go. The charges for making a live sketch are Rs. 200 to Rs. 500.
#4 Go for a camel ride
This camel is always standing outside the Lake near parking area. So a ride on the camel can be enjoyed on the city roads.
#5 Ride the bull
Well, if you love adventure and are ready to take the challenge, go for it. Sit on the bull, hold its horns and control it if you can! I am sure you’ll be thrown away by the bull. But don’t worry, you’ll not get hurt. This is very adventurous and enjoyable thing to do in Sukhna Lake Chandigarh.
#6 Visit Suicide Point
This tower is build for measuring the water level in Sukhna Lake. But few years ago people used to climb up the tower and jump into the lake to commit suicide. There have been many suicide cases from this tower and hence it got its name as Suicide tower. Now the tower has been closed permanently and no one can enter it. But it is still a famous spot to click photographs.
#7 Jog on the jogging track
We all want to be fit and Chandigarhian’s loves too, you’ll find this statement to be true if you visit Sukhna lake early morning or in the evening. You’ll find men and women of all age groups walking or jogging on this track. This jogging track has been specially developed on the right side of the main path.
#8 View golf course from the top
These stairs lead to the top of a tower from where you can have a wonderful view of the green golf course. Have you ever gone up the stairs? If not then don’t miss it the next time you visit Sukhna Lake. You’ll find this tower on the right hand side of the main walking path near the starting point of jogging track.
#9 View sunrise at Sukhna Lake Chandigarh
If you cannot wake up early in the morning then this one is not for you and if you are found of watching the sun rise, then you just cannot afford to miss this view whenever you are in Chandigarh. You’ll find a lot of people at Sukhna lake early in the morning during the sunrise. Yoga classes, laughter clubs, visitors, morning walkers, joggers, fitness freaks, old couples and many more. Wake up early for just one day and go to Sukhna lake. You’ll feel how peaceful and beautiful your city Chandigarh is in actual.
#10 Visit Garden Of Silence (Buddha Peace Park)
Garden of silence is situated towards the other end of the Sukhna Lake. It is also called as Buddha peace park. There is a different road which leeds to this marvel from the back side of the lake. If you wish to see it by foot then you’ll have to walk 3.5 kilometers along the Sukhna shore, which is not that easy.