Chandigarh, January 4: The Home Secretary along with the Chief Engineer, the Chief Architect, the Chief Engineer Municipal Corporation, Director Tourism, and Dr. Satish Narula, Senior Horticulturalist consultant, inspected the site where garden projects are to be developed with the support of Ministry of Tourism. .
Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has released a total amount 7.36 crore for development of two theme based Gardens in the Southern Sectors of Chandigarh to maintain the image of Chandigarh as city of Gardens. Today, Secretary Tourism along with senior officers of Chandigarh Administration visited the site in Sector 53 where the theme based Garden of Spring is to be developed along N choe near the entry to Chandigarh from Phase 3 Mohali area opposite to Sector 42 where Garden of Palms is being developed as new hub of Tourism in Southern part of Chandigarh.
Garden of Spring shall be spread over an area of about 25 to 30 acres where flowering trees, shrubs, creepers and seasonal flowers would have flowering the year around implying spring all through the year . Different plants and trees shall bloom in different seasons and shall become a major source of attraction for the tourists round the year. All the species of plants and trees in Garden of Spring where different plants and trees shall bloom in different seasons and shall become a major tourist attraction for the visitors round the year.
The Home Secretary along with the team also inspected the new Japanese Garden, to be developed in the South eastern Sector of the City in Sector 31, in the designated green belt area. Japanese Gardens are famous in the world for their unique style, natural and their spiritual beauty and calmness. The Japanese Gardens are also known for “Nature in Miniature”. Tourist Facilities shall be created at the theme based Japanese Garden like Tourist Reception Centre, public conveniences shall be created at the new Tourist Japanese Garden. Tourist seating centres (Japanese Huts), benches etc. shall also be constructed. Artistically designed Japanese bridges of various styles shall be constructed to connect different parts of the Japanese Garden. A form of stone tower (Pagoda) shall be created with multi-storeyed separate roof. Two separate parking areas shall also be carved out for the convenience of tourists and visitors at the New Japanese Garden.
Japanese garden is very unique in style and is full of elements such as rock, water, moss and bamboo which create many levels of serenity and ambiance in Japanese gardens. The special feature of Japanese Garden shall be a tunnel connecting between two parts of Japanese Garden which shall have a array of plants and beautiful flowering trees at skilfully displayed rock formation.
According to the Secretary Tourism, Chandigarh plays a pivotal role for promotion of Transit Tourism in this region, Chandigarh is now being transformed and developed as a tourist destination in itself with creation and up gradation of new tourism infrastructure spread across the city. New tourism infrastructure in form of new gardens shall be able to create sufficient interest for the tourists and visitors to spend much more time in Chandigarh and also to enjoy the other tourist destinations in the neighbouring States as Chandigarh is fast emerging as a tourism and culture hub in the Northern region.
The Garden of Spring in Sector 53 and Japanese Garden in Sector 31 shall become a part of nature’s lap in the beautiful surroundings of Chandigarh.The Garden of Spring shall have a special significance for the visitors coming from Mohali area as it would right began to the entry of Chandigarh from Mohali Phase 3 Whereas Japanese garden will be adjacent to Hub of Commerce where CII and PhD Chambers already have their offices.