This garden is my all-time favorite in Mohali. It is one of the biggest and most beautiful.

Nature park – Phase 8 (sector 62)

Location: Google maps link Google maps calls it the Valley Garden.

Description: There are many things that I like in this garden. Trees planted in rows, green lawns, benches, play areas, an outdoor gym. This is also a great place to do some small hill training.

Surface:  It has a variety to choose from. There are a smallish inner dirt-track and another one that crosses it. There are some grassed areas which are great to run on. Following the Jeep-tracks is another option, or you can go all around the garden on (or next to) the cement walking path.

Track length: about 1k if you add the two dirt tracks together. All around the garden is about 1.3k.

Lighting: Yes

Washrooms: Yes and they are clean.

Parking: There are two gates on opposite sides of the garden and ample parking at both.

Beauty: Above average

Atmosphere: Quiet and peaceful. In one area of the garden, there are a lot of crows that make a din early morning. In another area, there are other birds – not sure which – that makes a slightly more pleasant noise at the same time.

Rating: 8 out of 10.