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Gardens in Pune

Gardens in Pune are an interesting feature of the city. Gardens in Pune are a major source of entertainment and greenery in the city. If you are a bird watcher then the gardens in Pune are the ideal destination for you. There are several gardens in Pune, which are well-maintained and function as popular hangout spots.

Below is a list of some of the popular gardens in Pune
  • Saras Baug

    Located at a distance of 1 kilometer from Swargate, the Saras Baug garden in Pune is famous for its magnificent backdrop of natural flora and a Ganapati temple. The Ganesh temple stands on a small hillock. Many people turn up at Saras Baug with children to relax on the lawns after sunset.

  • Empress Garden

    Just next to Pune Solapur Road, it is a vast garden containing several varieties of trees having fruits and flowers. Named after the Queen of Victoria this garden was often used by the British soldiers as a recreational spot. Spread across an area of over 59 acres this garden is one of the most preferred picnic spots in the city.

  • Peshwa Udyan

    This is one of the prime tourist attractions of the city. The Peshwa Udyan is a zoological garden that is most popular amongst the children of the city. Spread over acres of lush green foliage this garden provides opportunities for animal rides, boating and a bustling toy train that takes you around the garden. It is maintained by the Pune Municipal Corporation.

  • Bund Garden

    Constructed by Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy Bund Garden is one of the most frequented tourist destinations in Pune. It is situated at a distance of 2 kms from the Pune railway Station. Built just above the Mula-Mutha River this garden looks like a mini dam providing panoramic views of the lush green surroundings of the city. The garden provides facilities for a boat ride across the river. There is also a jogging track that is mostly used early in the morning

  • Snake Park

    Established by Neelam Kumar Khaire in the year 1986 this garden in Pune is a one of a kind snake park. Housing over 160 species of snakes and reptiles this garden is among the major tourist attractions in Pune. Incase you are interested to know any further details about any specie of snake then the garden also provides a library fully dedicated to information on reptiles.

Other notable gardens in Pune are:
  • Yeshwantrao Chowan Udayn
  • Shivdarshan Sahakarnagar
  • Eaknath Bagul Udayan
  • Raja Mantri Udayn, Earndawana
  • Damodhar Ravji Galende Udayn
  • Kalyani Park, Kalyaninagar
  • Jayantrao Tilak Gulabpushpa Udyan
  • Sahakarnagar No.2
All the above parks remain open from 6 to 10 am and 4 to 8.30 pm throughout the year. The entry fee for young people is Re1 and 50 paise for children. Monthly passes may be obtained for Rs 20.

Last Updated on : 23 May 2013