This 3 Km long rainfed lake was created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a second stream coming down from the Shiwalik hills. And since then, the Sukhna Lake of Chandigarh
has become an integral part of the city's architecture and toursim. Le Corbusier, the famous French Architect who designed the Chandigarh was against a lake in the city. An architect from Lahore fought for the making of the Sukhna Lake. He said that a City without a water body would be a complete drab, with no beauty, nothing charming to look at. This manmade lake; he thought would give the people the advantage of the most fabulous views. And yes it did indeed. The silent breezes and verdure are a restful balm to the senses. Its pleasant promenade attracts joggers and walkers. You Can look forward to Boating and bungee jumping at the Sukhna Lake . Other Water Sports like rowing, Kayaking and Sailing also go on all round the year.
This lake is a place where you Can meditate in serenity of the environs, in the sound of currents on the stone stairs that lead to the lake, and in the sight of swans that look like soft white spots of light on the blue waters. If you happen to be there on moon lit night, the shadow of the moon on the water below will bring back long-lost memories of that little kid who used to get lost in a fairy tale. And the lovers Can just hold hands and sit on the Stones fixed together to make a low lying boundary wall, for the safety of the tourists, and watch the dramatic sunsets at the Sukhna Lake or gaze at the twinkling Lights of the nearby hill station, Kasauli
Adjoining the Sukhna Lake is the Lake Club. Only the members are allowed to use the Gymnasium, the swimming pool, the tennis court and other facilities. Winters is the time for the migratory Birds fly to Sukhna Lake , the bird lovers fill the venue to watch the spectacle. Some trying to capture the picture in their cameras, some try to Paint the cold purity on canvas. The place is filled with beauty, an ever lasting impression, on the minds of the viewers.