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Gardens and Parks in Pune

Monday, December 8, 2008

Gardens and Parks in Pune

Gardens and Parks in Pune

“The symbolism – and the substantive significance – of planting a tree has universal power in every culture and every society on Earth, and it is a way for individual men, women and children to participate in creating solutions for the environmental crisis.”
Al Gore
Earth in the Balance

"If you are thinking a year ahead, sow a seed. If you are thinking ten years ahead, plant a tree."
Chinese poet, 500 BC

The city of Pune has quite a few gardens. Some of the gardens in Pune are quite picturesque and beautiful. We have listed a few gardens and parks in Pune that are worth a visit.
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P.L. Deshpande Okayama  gardens Pune. Located on the Sinhagad road, Its a beautiful garden. This garden well maintained. The Pune Okayama Friendship Garden is based on one of the major gardens of Japan i.e. "The Korakuen Garden" in Okayama City, Japan. The Pune Okayama Friendship Garden is spread over 10 acres. Google Map for P.L. Deshpande Okayama gardens.

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Rajiv Gandhi Udyan and Snake Garden Pune. The Sanke garden has a large collection of snakes, reptiles, birds and turtles. This garden is now a part of Rajiv gandhi Udyan and located at Katraj. There is a small lake near the park and is a good spot for boating. See Rajiv Gandhi Udyan on Google Map and Panoramio.

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Osho Garden Pune. The Osho Garden was also know as the Nalla Park, this is a is a beautifully maintained garden. Nalla Park has been formerly created from sewage area and transformed into a beautiful Japanese Zen garden.They are open from 6 AM to 9 AM and 3 PM to 6 PM. This beautiful garden is located in Koregaon Park inbetween lane 1 nad 2 or lane 2 and 3. Google Map for Osho Garden and Panoramio.

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Empress Garden Pune. Located on Prince of Wales drive which intersects Sholpur road, is a beautiful garden. The spreads over 59 acres of Land. It was the property of Sardar Vithalrao Purandhare and was managed by General Finjer. It was later named as Empress Garden. Empress Garden on Google Map and on Panoramio. Nana Nani Garden Empress Garden gets Urvashi

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Saras Baug Photos Pune. Saras Baug is located near Nehru Stadium its about 1 km from Swargate. Saras Baug also has a Ganpati Temple built by Madahvrao Peshwas. Location of Saras Baug on Google Map and Panoramio

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Peshwe Park Pune. Peshwe Park is located very close to Saras Baug. The main attraction of Peshwe Park is the small train Fulrani and a Zoo which would attract kids. Locate Peshwe  Park on Google Map and Panoramia

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Bund Garden Pune Bund Garden has a horse riding for kids, Bhel, Pani Puri stalls and a garden on the banks of the river Mula Mutha. The river has a small dam just opposite to the garden. Locate Bund Garden on Google Map and Panoramio

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The importance of planting trees and developing gardens in the city. Plant trees and help to stop global warming.


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