ROCK GARDEN OF CHANDIGARH

BEST OUT OF WASTE

The Rock Garden in Sector 4 is well known internationally. This was designed and developed by Shri Nek Chand ji. This garden covers an area of about 40 acres. Its uniqueness consist in the fact that it contains numrous small sized statues of young men,old men, women and children, animals. and odd shapes. constructed. from waste materials. such as broken china plates. taps, glass bangles. fluorescent tubes. etc. As Chandigarh was developed immediately after partition, it is not surprising that Nek Chard constructed numerous human statues resembling and expressing the after partition agony of refugees coming from West Punjab. Any visitor will find the Rock Garden an interesting place to see.

  1. THE ROCK GARDEN PROJECT WAS SECRETLY INITIATED BY NEK CHAND AROUND 1957. IT WAS DISCOVERED BY THE AUTHORITIES IN 1975
  2. OVER AN AREA OF 40 ACRES AND IS BUILT ENTIRELY OF DOMESTIC AND INDUSTRIAL WASTE AND ITEMS THAT PEOPLE HAVE DISCARDED AS USELESS. ELECTRICAL WASTE, BOTTLES,
  3. BROKEN CERAMIC CROCKERY, BROKEN BANGLES, MOSAIC TILES, METAL WIRES, AND SLAG
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