- Taken: 8 April, 2017,
Supposedly a once-in-20-years occurrence, 1.5 ft of snow came down in the middle of spring around the whole area. It was -6 degrees Celsius, and we had no heating. The cold snow lands on the surface of Dal Lake and evaporates into fog because the water in the lake was still much warmer than the air and snow. Pretty much the same view as the night before, the background disappears into whiteness due to low visibility.
Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh, is a 3 km² rainfed lake, created by Le Corbusier and the Chief Engineer P L Verma in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik hills of the Himalayas.
Sukhna is an inseparable part of Chandigarh. The city planners were deeply attached to the lake, so much so that Pierre Jeanneret’s ashes were immersed in the lake in 1970 at his niece’s request. [citation]
The silhouette of a boat in the foreground against the sun that just came out over the horizon, viewed from the most aptly-named “Sunrise Beach” strip of holiday resorts.
Hot afternoon sun highlights the white sands, clear sapphire waters and rich blue skies.