Rock garden, is a beautiful display of wastes and imagination of a self taught artist who put his mind to extract beauty from every waste like broken tiles, waste switches, broken bangles etc. This broken and waste stuff had it s place in the dustbins but who knows that these can create a show with their shine when put in a creative way.
Nek Chand, a govt official found a piece in jungle to make garden and while clearing the place he just redecorated the things he got from there and process continued and area of garden kept increasing day on day. The garden was illegal and hidden for almost 18 years. When administration got to know about this creation it had the destiny to be demolished.
Artist gathered public opinion and got the permission to present his creation to the world. Administration further entitled him salary for his good work and sanctioned 50 labourers to help him to take out best.
Slowly this place became the most visited tourist place of Chandigarh.
The garden is made of stones as a background. One can see the sculptures of man, woman, kids, animals well decorated with colourful bangles or shells or waste switches, glass or mirror pieces. The way everything is placed and the cut out walking path will make you feel that it’s a hill station as you can see the man made waterfalls also.
The place is enjoyable and open for tourists in every season . It has a very nominal fees Rs.30 for adults and Rs 10 for children.