Upavan of Chandigarh, India is a beautiful garden filled with trees. It
is located between Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake in Sector 1. This garden
was set up in 1988 with the view of planting trees for the departed
souls. The term Smriti means 'remembrance' and Upavan means 'forest'. In
the Chandigarh Smriti Upavan, the first banyan tree was planted by the
then adviser Mr. Ashok Pradhan, in the memory of our first prime
minister, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru. Smriti Upavan serves as an apt place
for silence and remembrance.