04 April 2015

D is for Dr Shama Prasad Mukherjee Udyan

Its the fourth day of the AtoZ challenge and I am writing about gardens in Pune. You can catch up with my previous posts here.. 

Getting down to 'D' , the Dr Shama Prasad Mukherjee Udyan is a fairly small and new garden again in the heart of a residential area. Whatever its previous avatar, this is now a lovely recreational cum exercise area for the local residents. It holds great promise of becoming a beautiful green spot.


PMC garden, pune, udyan, park

Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was an academician, barrister and politician and was a member of the cabinet of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The park is a quiet oasis. It has a walking track along the perimeter and large landscaped lawns. Though still at the fourth alphabet (hence garden), I have realised that such lawns are a common feature in most PMC gardens. The trees along the fence create a leafy barrier of sorts. The walking track has archways over which grow vines of fragrant flowers like Jasmine. This would surely be an excellent spot when the flowers are blooming. 


Parks, gardens, pune
The garden has a pretty Kadamb (Neolamarcia cadamba), Kailaspati (Couroupita guianensis) and Kigelia that were all flowering when I visited. I saw Hollyhocks after a really long time, the last that I saw them was probably in my garden in Chabua over a decade ago. 

For those living in the Patwardhan Baug area, Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Udyan is an ideal spot for some quality relaxation. 

Info:
Entry Ticket: Nil (during my visit)  
Timing: 6AM to 10AM and 4PM to 8PM
Parking: Available
Drinking water: Available (quality not checked)
Rest rooms: Available (quality not checked)
Location Map here

10 comments:

Vinitha said...

Lovely flowers! Looks like a perfect place to unwind

Archana said...

Ideal! Thanks for stopping by Vinitha :)

Lisa said...

This sounds beautiful and full of peace. I'll have to look this up as we might be going to India next year! I'm now following your blog. India is fascinating to me with all it's pluses and minuses... Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

Archana said...

Thanks for stopping by Lisa. Like every country we have our good and not so good points but I would like to focus on the good ones. :)

Charlotte said...

Sweet petite Hollycocks! I have never seen them so low. Here in Sweden they get much higher. I love the Pune size :) It is great with integrated parks and gardens. Even the smallest of parks can be lovely and a place to rest in. Thank you for sharing all your interesting posts!

Ida Chiavaro said...

Hollyhocks are always impressive. It's nice to see flowers this time of year...early autumn where I am. Most gardens are a nice place to unwind - unless it's your own and full of weeds :) all the best for this years #atozchallenge.
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Archana said...

Thank you Charlotte. Yes the hollyhocks are quite low here.. maybe the climate is not to their liking. Yet they add magic to the space they grow in :)

Archana said...

Thanks Ida. Writing for this challenge has meant my visiting previously unknown places of my city. An eyeopener!

Suzy said...

Looks like a pretty garden. And a nice way to take a walk. Thanks for sharing.

Archana said...

Thank you Suzy!