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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sambhaji Park, Pune

Sambhaji Park lies next to 'Balgandharva Rang Mandir' theatre, a kilometre away from the Deccan gymkhana.

It is named after Chatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, the son of the illustrious Maratha king,Ch.Shivaji.

 The park was constructed sometime in 1951 and is under the maintenance of Pune Municipal Corporation.


pic:oscar fish
pic:arwana fish
pic:giant gourami
pic:silver shark
pic:tiger shark fish
pic:redshock flowerhorn fish
pic:pirhana fish
pic:aligator gar fish
pic:angel fish

The Garden is characterised by green lawns, colourfull flower plants, a gazebo, a water fountain, some ethnic vegetation, a clay fort model, a train model, a globe model, a clay statue of Lord Shiva, clay animal statues, a aquarium, besides a old battle tank on display.

pic:Omkareshwar temple as seen from the Sambhaji park playground

One also gets a view of the famed Omkareshwar temple from the Sambhaji park. There is also a playground for kids complete with see saws, slides etc (inside and outside the park).

The Sambhaji Park is one of the most prominent landmarks of Pune city.

Text and Photographs : Abhijit Rajadhyaksha

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the nice post on Sambhaji park.Nice pictures. It is major tourist attraction in Pune and people come here for picnic or to relax. Just like Sambhaji park, there are many gardens in Pune which are flooded by visitors to enjoy the nature around and relax.