Chandigarh provides its residents splendid facilities for all types of sports activities. The Chandigarh Administration runs many well equipped sports complexes where facilities for number of activities are available. The Deputy Commissioner Chandigarh is the Director of Sports, Chandigarh Administration.
Director Sports : DC, Chandigarh Tel No : 2700218 (Office)
The Corporation opened a 12 Km long Bicycle Safari in March, 1999. This track passes through two villages of UT and Haryana and also some forest area. The track completely encircles Lake Sukhna and consists of 10 Km pucca (metalled) road and 2 Km of kuchha path (non-metalled). The kuchha path was made cycleable by the Corporation. This track has not been metalled for fear of encouraging illegal construction and also that the place does not lose its natural ambience. The Corporation regularly organises bicycle safari on this track.
In addition there is 5 Km long cycle track running from the roundabout near the Cricket Stadium in Sector 16 to Sukhna Lake.
Sector 16 boasts of a cricket stadium with seating capacity of 20,000 which has been the venue of international cricket matches. Additionally, we have the world class cricket stadium owned by the Punjab Cricket Association in SAS Nagar, part of Greater Chandigarh which is currently the venue of international cricket tournaments.
The Chandigarh Golf Club (Sector 6) started in the Sixties has steadily developed into an 18 hole golf course. The Chandigarh Golf Open Championship is becoming an annual event and one of the most prestigious golf championships in India.
Chandigarh has a large number of Swimming Pools. They are accessible to the members and guest of the respective institution. There is no indoor Swimming Pool in Chandigarh. Most of the Pools have filtration plants.