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Peshwa Udyan

Peshwa Udyan of Pune is one of the most famous garden areas of the city of Pune. It is maintained by the Pune Municipal Corporation. Apart from the Peshwa Udyan Zoo within the premises of the gardens, there are also provisions for some animal rides and boating. These arrangements are undertaken by the government.

When the Talayatala Ganpati temple was established near the region, the sand which was extracted from the site of excavation while digging the lake was kept in a huge heap nearby. The Peshwas planted trees on this place. Later, the Pune Municipal Corporation constructed a garden and a zoo in this place and named it the Peshwa Udyan after the original builders.

Besides the usual sea-saws and slides which are common to nearly all gardens, there is also a special small train for children which is known as ' Phool Rani'.

Many people come here just to relax or for the purpose of having a picnic.

The Peshwa Udyan Zoo plays host to many species of wild animals and reptiles as well as various types of birds. Apart from wandering about the area with children and availing of a joy ride in the toy train, the park also offers ample opportunities for sightseeing.

Th Peshwa Udyan of Pune remains open from 9 am to 5:30 pm. The entry fees happens to be Re 1 for children and Rs 2 for adults. The charges for the joy train are Rs 3 for adults and Re1 for children.

The Peshwa Udyan at Pune is one of the several garden sites of Pune boasting of frequent visitors.

Last Updated on : 23 May 2013