It’s no shocker that the capital city of Maharashtra is one of the most visited cities of India. People love Mumbai for a number of reasons. The name itself now seems to be synonymous with vacation and enjoyment. From high end malls to great amusement parks, Mumbai has a lot to offer to its visitors. People usually have a misconception attached with Mumbai that it is a fast city and one cannot have a peaceful time here. Little do they know about the beautiful garden parks of Mumbai. These parks have everything a nature lover would want. If you are looking for someplace to have a peaceful time, given below are few of Mumbai’s best garden parks that you must check out.
1. Hanging Gardens
The Hanging gardens are now called the Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens. This garden is beautiful with a number of shrubs and bushes. These bushes are trimmed to the shapes of animals and therefore, make the garden look even more decorative. A stone fountain adds to the picturesque beauty of the gardens. Apart from this, you can also get lovely views of the Arabian Sea from here. Such a view is not available from anywhere else in the city. When looked at from a height, the garden’s shape appears to be like the letters ‘Q’, ‘M’ and ‘E’.
2. Kamala Nehru Park
Needless to say, Kamala Nehru park is named after the better-half of India’s first Prime Minister, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. It is located on the Malabar hill of Mumbai and therefore offers a spectacular view of the entire city. This park has a number of attractions for the little ones. The swings and slides keep them busy. But the major attraction is a shoe-shaped structure that has been inspired from a nursery rhyme – The lady who lived in a shoe. People can go inside it as well as climb on top of it. You can pose around it for beautiful pictures. This is the best picnic spot for the school children.
3. Joggers Park
As the name suggests, Joggers park is an ideal place for people to go out for an early morning run. Located near the sea, the cool breeze serves as a nice company early in the morning or during the peaceful hours of sunset. This park is very popular among the clubs of Mumbai. Various club meetings take place here. They come to jog in groups or to have long conversations about different matters. The location of the park really attracts a large crowd but that does not mean that the park is unkempt. It is well maintained and the variety of fauna adds more to its beauty.
4. Horniman Circle Gardens
Horniman Circle garden covers an area of about 12,080 yards. It is located in the south of Mumbai and is quite a popular garden. Sadly, this garden is not as well maintained as the others in Mumbai. However, it still looks beautiful. People love to spend time here. Maybe if they start maintaining it well, it would become the best garden of the city. The garden is also used to host a number of huge functions. These functions usually include the most popular events of the city.
5. Shivaji Park
Mumbai has many parks named after people who made a mark in history. The Shivaji park is one of the largest parks in Mumbai. This park houses a huge cricket ground that is used for legendary local matches. The same grounds are also used for football practices. People visiting this park usually see the huge statue of Shivaji first. This statue is located in the middle of the park and is magnificent. The buildings around the park have an historical aura to them. They all date back to the 19th century. A number of people can be seen in this park, both during sunrise and sunset.
If you are a localite and have not been to these garden parks, you might want to check them out as soon as possible. We are sure a little peaceful time will not be a disappointment. However, if you are here just for a vacation, you must include one of these parks in your itinerary. A picnic in one of them would be a perfect way to have a relaxing day.