SHIVALIK ARBORETUM

About Shivalik Arboretum

  • Shivalik Arboretum is situated near the Transport Light in Sector-26, Chandigarh. This beautiful place is spreading over an area of 11.115 acres.

 

  • Before the development of Shivalik Arboretum, this site was full
    of industrial waste without any vegetation. It was challenge for the administration how to use this valuable land for the benefit of society. In 1993-94, the Forest Department took up the challenging task of converting this barren land into vegetative land. Due to the sincere efforts of the department, green belt has been developed.
  • Shivalik Arboretum has got a collection prominent species of plants found in the Shivalik region like Bael, Siris, Khair, Kachnar, Kikar,Amaltash, Kadam, Neem, Amla etc. Boundary of Shivalik Arboretum is totally fenced. Department had developed earthen tracks on which local people can walk and enjoy the healthy environment. Flowering plants planted along the tracks gives beautiful look to the Shivalik Arboretum. Interpretive boards showing information about the flora are installed all along the track to create awareness among the visitors.