Be ready to witness the wide variety of roses in this botanical garden. History: Named after India's former president, Zakir Hussain and created in 1967 under the guidance of Dr M.S. Randhawa, Chandigarh's first chief commissioner, the garden has the distinction of being Asia's largest.
Rose garden is spread over 30 acres of land having 1600 different species of roses. These have been planted beautifully carved out lawns and flowers. I have not any good photograph of rose belts because most of the time I visited the place without camera or in out of season. Every year, either at end of February or beginning of March, a big festival known as Rose Festival, is celebrated at this garden. Don’t miss the musical fountains in the evening.
The specially designed and well architected rose garden is the most attractive place for all tourists. Any tourist visited the garden once emotionally turn to be a rose lover. This garden has some special features and an unlatching uniqueness. There are more than 1600 varieties of roses which adorn the garden which traps the visitors heart with fragrance and beauty. It is a large garden extending in acres in all directions which also contains a number of medicinal tress and shrubs. There were benches and trails for peoples where I spent some time with my family in a calm atmosphere and we took some photographs of these roses. Rose garden also celebrates a festival annually with splendid decorations of flowers, dance, food, etc. This ‘rose garden’ was one of the best gardens that I have ever seen in my life.