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Friday, December 3, 2010

Bund Gardens , Pune




Bund Gardens is one of the oldest gardens in Pune.  It was constructed sometime in 1868 around a bund (dam), first constructed over the Mula Mutha river by noted philanthropist Sir Jamshetji Jeejebhoy in the 1850s.


Later a bridge was constructed over the river and named as Fritzgerald Bridge.



This bridge is also called the Sinhacha pul (Lions bridge) because of the Lion engravings over it. It connects the cantonment area to the Western Yerawda section.



A boating facility was also provided near the river and was named the Royal Connaught Boat club.


The Bund Garden has been renamed as Mahatma Gandhi Udyan and is located near Koregaon Park, 2 kms from the Pune railway station.


The garden has been adorned with a green lawn, beautiful plants, a childrens playground and a gazebo.



There is also a jogging park available. Outside the garden, there is a amusement park for children and a popular shopping mall called the 'Pune Central'.


Overall the Bund Gardens is a complete entertainment package for the young and old alike.

Text and Photographs (except the vintage photos in black and white) : Abhijit Rajadhyaksha

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the beautiful pictures. Nice post on one of the major attaction of Pune, Bund Garden. It is a favorite haunt for those looking for a quiet, scenic place close to Mother Nature.

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