Chandigarh is a garden paradise. On Saturday I did 42k in preparation for the Comrades on the 10th of June. At the start, I just had a rough idea of what I want to do, and I knew it involved running through gardens. Afterward, my son and I counted 32 gardens and parks. (My Garmin battery gave out after 31k, so I have two separate tracks below.)Garden run 1Garden run 2

The list of recognizable gardens includes:

  • Ekta park
  • Garden of Springs
  • Garden of Palms
  • Dahlia Garden
  • Fragrance Garden
  • Hibiscus Garden
  • Dream Park
  • Children’s Traffic Park
  • Bamboo Valley
  • Shanti Kunj
  • Rose Garden
  • Eiffel Tower Park
  • Leisure Valley
  • Bougainvillea Park

Then I went around the Sukha Lake and ran through the Sukhna Wild Life Sanctuary.

  • Butterfly park (What a gem)
  • Ahinsa Park
  • Pink Cassia Garden
  • Senzu Park
  • Japanese Garden
  • Green Belt Park (Sect. 49)
  • Valley of Animal Park (Dinasour park)
  • The back side of Silvi Park (That is what Google maps say)
  • Silvi Park
  • City Park

There was also about 8 other unnamed parks…

Some pics I took on the way:


For my own record: ran the Vaisakhi half marathon in Anandpur Sahib together with my daughter on Sunday. She was third overall and 1st in her age category. (1:58)  I was 8th overall and 1st in my age category. (1:27:52)

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