Nature lover or not, Chandigarh’s gorgeous gardens inspires the artist in each one of us. How many times have you felt the rejuvenation and creativity back kicking in your blood when you spend some time there! And, the coveted Rose Garden is the definitely the QUEEN of all. The queen is in full bloom these days adorned in vibrant colors, with the most beautiful delicate flowers. The queen is ready to mesmerize the world yet again!

Behold! The most awaited annual celebration of Chandigarh love’s for nature is here, The Rose Festival at Dr. Zakir Rose Garden, Sector 16.

Starting on 17th Feb. the gala celebration will be a three-days long affair to end on 19th Feb. The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation this year expects footfall to increase in leaps and bounds and it is prepared to attract and engage the visitors in horde of activities. 

Rose Festival 2017, Rose Garden, Chandigarh Schedule

Dates: 17th February to 19th February, 2017

Time: 10 AM to 8 PM.

Venue: Dr. Zakir Rose Garden, Sector 16, Chandigarh.

Entry ticket: Free

 

The scheduled activities and contests on Rose Festival 2017 at Rose Garden are:

  • Photography and on the spot painting competition.
  • Craft exhibition and competition.
  • More than 500 varieties of rose on display.
  • Brass and Pipe competition.
  • Competition for the newly wed couples.
  • Rose quiz.
  • Folk dance competition.
  • Flower and Rangoli competition.
  • Antakshri.
  • Kite flying competition.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Rose competition.
  • Rose prince and Rose princess.
  • Bollywood Music Show
  • Cultural/folk Singing and Dance
  • Rose King and Rose Queen competition for the senior citizens.

Come prepared to participate in the competition because there are amazing prizes too! For instance, the winner of the newly wed competition here will get a honeymoon trip as the prize!

Special Attraction: Seven Minutes Helicopter Ride 

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Helicopters: Two Green Hawk Air Pvt Ltd.’s  Eurocopter AS350 B3; capacity 6 people flying at a height of 600 to 700 feet

Ticket Prize: Rs. 3,500 per person

Ticket Distribution counters: Elante Mall, DT Mall, Punjab stores sector 9, Hot millions, Sector 17. Available from February 10. Also available on the spot too.

Helicopter Ride Route: Take off from Sector 17 parade ground and will cover Sukhna Lake, Sector 17 plaza and Rose Garden.

Come, celebrate your love for nature at Rose festival! Mark your calendar, 17, 18 and 19 February, 2017. 

 

 

 

Image Credits: Google Images

Source: The Indian Express

 

A woman with varied interests, from geeky technology to serene poetry, but with a solitary passion to play with words. Ratisha is educated in sociology, psychology and human rights, that has sensitized her well to talk about all topics of human concern. She has been writing for many nationally and internationally acclaimed e-magazines and news portals including The Huffington Post, (United States) among others. When not writing, she is either found brushing strokes on a canvas or peering through her glasses into a novel.

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