The city of Pune is developing greatly. With so many malls and other entertainment places coming up, the city is becoming livelier. Surprisingly, the garden parks of Pune still retain their charm. Children there still go to the parks to play and adults still love to go for a stroll in the gardens. There is something enchanting about the beautiful garden parks of Pune and every lover of nature acknowledges it. If you are in Pune for your vacations, it would be a good idea to go and spend one day in any one of these peaceful parks.
1. Saras Baug
The Saras Baug is a beautiful garden park of Pune. It is also one of the tidiest parks of the city. Adorned with a number of trees, long and short and many bushes, this garden makes for a perfect place for a morning walk. Its true beauty can be seen during the rains when all the grass and the bushes seem to be glittering with water droplets. People of Pune love to visit this park once in a while to have a calming day. There is an artificial lake in the middle of the park that has gorgeous lotuses in it. Near the lake is the famous Ganesh temple of Pune, called the Talyatla temple.
2. Pu La Deshpande Udyan
Pu La Deshpande Udyan park is also known as the Japanese gardens as it seems to be inspired from the Japanese Okayama garden. Some people call this place heavily because of its peaceful ambiance and the intoxicating natural surroundings. A wide variety of flowers and plants are seen here. The garden even houses a water body that adds even more to its beauty. One can have a relaxing day at this park, enjoying the company of nature at its best.
3. Empress Garden
Empress garden spreads over 39 acres of land and is a perfect location to spend an entire day. An impressive variety of plants and flowers are found here. You might even spot a few animals. Such diversity is seldom seen in parks and gardens. The park has play areas for kids and even has food joints for people who feel hungry during their time here. To top it all, a stream flows through the garden adding more to its beauty. This garden is a perfect blend of natural and artificial creations.
4. Bund Garden
The Bund garden is also known as the Mahatma Gandhi Udyan. It is one of the most popular gardens of Maharashtra as it represents the state’s culture and lifestyle perfectly. The park is really well maintained and one will always find it neat and tidy. The bushes and plants are trimmed perfectly from time to time and the flower beds flourish beautifully. The coconut trees surrounding the garden add more to the beauty of the park. This garden would definitely leave you stunned. A number of magic shows and horse races are held here. Visiting these gardens during the winters will also give you a glimpse of the stunning migratory birds.
5. Kamla Nehru Park
Though the Kamla Nehru park is quite a small park, it is said to be the pride of Pune. With a number of well – maintained trees and bushes, this park is another excellent place for strolling around or going for walks. Amidst the beauty of nature and away from the pollution of the city, the park will not disappoint you. The structures of the garden are quite artistic and seem to be very durable. Children also love this park because it has two playgrounds for them. A small but elegant fountain adds to the overall charm of the place.
We visit popular malls and places every time we tour a new city. Visiting a few of these garden parks would be good for a change. Not only would you feel rejuvenated and relaxed but would also get a break from the monotony of the city life without actually leaving the city. Tathawade Park, Pehwa Udyan, Sambhaji Park, Butterfly Park and Muredha Nala Park are some other popular parks of Pune.