University Park: Pune University's premise spreads over 400 acres of sprawling grounds with quiet roads and small open canteens towards the city suburbs. Mr.Woodrew laid out the university garden. Spending a pleasant quiet evening at this garden is refreshing.
Townhall Garden: Covering an area of about 7 to 8 acres,
Townhall garden is at Kolhapur city. The garden has full of old precious
tropical and exotic trees, shrubs, lawns, creepers and climbers. The
construction of the Townhall building was completed in the year 1876,
while the Glasshouse was constructed in the year 1904 and Marble bust of
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was installed in the year 1927. An
archaeological museum has been added to the beauty.
Saras Baug: Saras Baug is at Pune. The garden has pleasant lawns
and a famous Ganesh Temple, which was built by Madhavrao Peshwa. The
best time to visit this garden is in the evening.
Ryewood Park: Ryewood Park is at Lonavala city, just half km
from Lonavala railway station. Covering an area of about 25 acres, the
garden has full of natural vegetation, grooves of evergreen deciduous
trees, creepers and climbers. There is an old Mahadeo temple in this
park. The garden is regarded to be very good picnic spot for Mumbai-Pune
Katraj Snake Park: Katraj Snake Park is 20 km away from the
railway station. The park is an artificial habitat for about 300-350
snakes of 40 different species, other wildlife like leopard, the deer
and reptiles. Renowned naturalist, Mr. Neelim Kumar Khaire set up the
snake park in the year 1986.
Kamala Nehru Park: Kamala Nehru Park is on the top of the
Malabar hills, which offers superb views of Mumbai. Built in 1952, the
park is named after the wife of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal
Nehru. The park spreads over an area of 4,000 square yards. One can
enjoy a magnificent view of Marine Drive, or 'Queen's Necklace' at
Hanging Gardens: Hanging Garden is also on the Malabar Hill. One
can enjoy a panoramic view towards Mumbai's Colaba area, and the view of
sunset is breathtaking. The garden is built over three reservoirs, which
store 30 million gallons of water pumped here for cleaning before being
supplied to the town. The garden is well maintained. Joggers and fitness
freaks flock to the garden in the morning and evening.
Empress Garden: The Empress garden is a botanical garden, which
is located on the Sholapur highway with different varieties of flowers
and trees. This botanical garden covers a large area in the heart of the
Pune cantonment, very close to the Pune racecourse. The garden, which is
a well-known picnic spot, has appealing lawns.
Bund Gardens: Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy constructed the Bund
Gardens. The Bund gardens, which are next to the river, are just the
place for evening strolls on the lush green grass. Boating and rowing
facilities are also available over here. There is a Ganesh temple
situated in the vicinity of the park too.
Agakhan Palace Garden: Agakhan palace is situated 2 km away from
Bund Garden in Yerwada on Pune-Nagar road. Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba
Gandhi, Shri Mahadeobhai Desai, Dr.Sarojini Naidu and others were kept
under imprisonment in the Agakhan palace during Quit India movement of
1942. All the materials used by Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi is