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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Kamla Nehru Park, Pune


Kamla Nehru Park was constructed sometime in the early fifties (1951-52) over a 4 acre land at Erandawane, off Bhandarkar Road.


It was named after the wife of India's first Prime Minister, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru.


In 1953-4, the garden was further developed and an water fountain was also created.


This garden was later alloted to Lord Ray industrial museum ( Mahatma Phule Udyan ) used for botanical studies.


There were also playground facilities (slides,swings,carousels) provided for children.


The garden has a variety of flora like Ashoka,Mahogany,Eucylyptus,Peepal,Sandal,Palm,Guinesses, Coconut, Coniferous trees etc provided on a green patch of lawn with a pathway created around it. The garden also has flower varieties like Rose etc.


The Indian airforce has also put up there, an fuselage of a Marut-HF24 fighter plane on display.
Outside the park , the kids are also entertained with horse rides.


The garden also has a small temple for the religious, besides benches, lamposts provided all over the garden.


Timings for the park are 6-11 am and 4-8 pm.


Text and Photographs : Abhijit Rajadhyaksha

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the nice photos. it gave me clear idea to set my expectations before visiting the actual park. :)

    -pranav

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  2. My recommendations fr parks would be Pu La Deshpande garden at Sinhgad road(time 4-6.30pm) , Model colony taley udyan at Model colony (visit before 5.15pm closing time)....rest of them r just abt o.k.

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  3. thank you for pictures and info. i grew up few blocks away from this park in late 60s and 70s. Lived on Prabhat Rd. This brought me back to my childhood memories. Inside the Park is mostly same as it was in 70s.

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