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Experience Indian Rock Gardens during Winter Through Fabulous Road Trips

India is filled with several types of attractions that are frequented by tourists all-round the year. One of the most fascinating attractions among them is the rock garden. Well, when we talk about rock gardens in India, we mostly assume that there is only one and it is located in Chandigarh. Though it is the most popular one, there are many other rock gardens in the country. Let us discuss some of them today here.

7 Famous Rock Garden in India 

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1. Rock Garden, Chandigarh

Rock Garden, Chandigarh

This is the most famous rock garden in India, so far. This is also known as Nek Chand’s Rock Garden and you can find here structures and sculptures that have been made by using industrial as well as domestic waste. You can also find a man-made waterfall here, which is why it is also sometimes called waterfall rock garden Chandigarh. The region where the rock garden is situated is rocky; thus, the name. The rock garden is spread across 40 acres of land and one of the main attractions here is Sukhna Lake.

  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Opening time: 9 am to 7 pm
  • Entry fee: INR 30 per adult

2. Rock Garden, Darjeeling

Rock Garden, Darjeeling

If you ever visit the beautiful hill station of Darjeeling, make sure you take a tour of Rock Garden also. This Indian rock garden is not only one of the major attractions in Darjeeling but in the country as well. This is also called Barbotey Rock Garden and can be visited on the way to Ghum. Surrounded by verdant tea gardens, this rock garden looks beautiful. You can find a lake and a cascading rocky waterfall inside the park. You can enjoy gorgeous views here. Make sure you click lots of photos here.

  • Best time to travel: October to March
  • Opening time: 8 am to 6 pm
  • Entry fee: INR 20 per person

3. Venkateshwara Rock Gardens, Tirupati

Venkateshwara Rock Gardens, Tirupati

This rock garden is popularly called Silathoranam and has been carved out of only one rock. The shape of the rock is of a natural arch. The formation of the rock dates back to the Pre-Cambrian era. Therefore, this rock garden is not only popular in India but Asia also.

  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Opening time: 6 am to 6 pm
  • Entry fee: NA

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4. Oravakallu Rock Garden, Andhra Pradesh

Oravakallu Rock Garden, Andhra Pradesh

If you talk to the locals, they will call it Orvakal Rock Garden, so do not get surprised. The rock garden covers an area of 1000 acres of land and is known for the sculptures here. Located near Kurnool, you can find several ancient caves as well as igneous rock formations here. You can also enjoy boating in the lake located nearby to this rock garden.

  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Opening time: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm
  • Entry fee: NA

5. Karnataka Rock Garden

Karnataka Rock Garden

Located near Hubli in Karnataka, the name of this attraction is Utsav Rock Garden. It is a cultural hub and a very popular picnic spot. This is not just a rock garden but you can also find art, the culture here. Apart from these, this is also a great place for nature lovers. In this art village, you can come across several sculptures, which are examples of fine craftsmanship.

  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Opening time: 9.30 am to 7.30 pm
  • Entry fee: INR 200 for adults, INR 100 for children from 3 years to 12 years. There is a special discount for students

6. Ranchi Rock Garden

Ranchi Rock Garden

Not many of us know about this wonderful rock garden that is located in Ranchi. You can find here beautiful structures that have been carved out of rocks of Gonda Hill. The green space here will surely soothe your eyes.

  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Opening time: 9 am to 7 pm
  • Entry fee: INR 20 per person

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7. Atal Rock Garden

Atal Rock Garden

There is a rock garden in Chhattisgarh as well and its name is Atal Rock Garden. Located in Raigarh, people visit this rock garden for a walk. You can also participate in the Yogasanas conducted here.

  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Opening time: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Entry fee: NA

If this list fascinates you and now you are planning road trips to rock gardens in the country, you must have a car. This will help you to plan the trip at your convenience. What if you do not own a car? Well, this too has a solution. You can get a car for rent from Revv. The best thing about getting a self-drive car rental service from Revv is that you do need a driver on whom you have to be required. You get the freedom to drive the car and choose the routes that you think are right. If you want to take breaks in between your trip, you can do that without requesting anybody for the same. 

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