Located in sector 16 of Chandigarh, Rose Garden is a blooming garden which showcases nature at its best. The garden is spread over a massive area of 30 acres and is packed with an exquisite variety of flowers making it quite popular among tourists and nature enthusiasts. It is the largest garden of its kind in Asia and was built in the year 1967 under the guidance of the First Chief Commissioner, MS Randhawa. Named after India's former president Zakir Hussain, the Rose Garden is also known as Zakir Hussain Rose Garden.
Rose garden of Chandigarh, India is the largest of its kind in Asia. Named after India's former President, Zakir Hussain, this beautiful garden was set up in 1967 with the support of Chandigarh's first Chief Commissioner, late Dr M S Randhawa. Chandigarh rose garden contains more than 17,000 plants. There are nearly 1,600 varieties of roses over there. It is a spacious garden covering an area of 27 acres. Dr. Zakir rose garden not just consists of the gorgeous roses, but also trees of medicinal value. Some of the medicinal plants that can be spotted here are bel, bahera, harar, camphor and yellow gulmohar. Rose garden serves as the venue for hosting the annual festival of gardens, a major cultural event of the city.
Best time to visit Rose Garden Chandigarh is from February to March as during this time the flowers are in full bloom, and the Rose Festival is also hosted at this time.
Suggested duration:4-5 hours
Open and Closing Time
Visiting Time: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM during summers
For Indians- No Fee
For Foreigners – No Fee
Throw any kind of garbage inside the bins as fines are levied on those littering around or damaging the plants. Als,o make sure to follow all the rules set by the garden authorities.
Near By Attraction
Government Museum and Art Gallery.
Hotels available near by Rose Garden
Distance between Chandigarh Railway Station and Rose Garden is 5.6 miles or 4.9 nautical miles
Distance between Bus Stand Sector 43 and Rose Garden is 3.1 miles or 2.7 nautical miles
The Rose Festival is also known as the Festival of Garden, as it takes place in one of Asia’s largest rose gardens, situated in Chandigarh.
The garden has 829 varieties of roses, and over 1,400 rose beds, comprising 42,000 rose plants.
This place is marked as ancient holy place for the Hindus. The temple was built in the eighteenth century by Diwan Rao Kriparam.
Not only roses, the garden also features certain trees of medicinal value. Some of the medicinal plants that can be spotted here in abundance are bel, bahera, harar, camphor and yellow gulmohar, among others.
In Chandigarh there are no statues in the park or at the crossings of road. French architect who planned Chandigarh had put this condition before planning the city.