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.
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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