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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

2 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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