29 April 2015

Y is for Yashwantrao Chavan Udyan

We are almost at the end of the April 2015 AtoZ blogging challenge and its been quite an eyeopener for me-- I have realised that each of the public gardens in Pune has something unique and different to offer in terms of the special features like landscaping or games for kids or infotainment! The garden I am writing about today is often referred to as the 7 Wonders Park... As you can guess, the park has miniature statues of the seven wonders of the world. They may not be to the exact scale but they do give a good idea of these magnificent monuments and will surely inspire many to travel to see them. All of them have information boards that have site information in Marathi - a good move in my opinion as it ensures that everyone coming to the park can read about the Eiffel Tower or Pyramids or The Statue of Liberty or The Colosseum... 





Information in Marathi

If this is not enough, the park also has a 4D show which runs at specific times in the evenings... The themes should be interesting for kids and it seemed quite popular with garden visitors.There are some statues of popular kids' 'stars' like Superman, Tarzan etc.


4D show

Though the garden is not very big, it does have two huge Dillenia indica trees - their splendid green foliage is a sight for sore eyes... The trees were fruiting when I went there and I wish I had gone a bit earlier to see those lovely blossoms. The garden also has several Terminalia mantaly trees. The Saraca asoca and Petrea volubilis at the entrance of a mock cave add colour to the landscape .
Dillenia indica


A mock cave guarded by the Saraca asoca
All in all, an excellent infotainment destination for kids holidaying in Pune!

Info:
Entry: INR 20 (includes the show)
Parking: Available on the road outside
Drinking Water: Available
Rest Rooms: Available

6 comments:

Diana L said...

it looks really interesting, I'd def go there!

Vinitha said...

What a beautiful place! Is it so green in summer? Wow! I bet it is a common haunt for the locals

Archana said...

You will enjoy it Diana. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Archana said...

Yes Vinitha, folks in the area are lucky! Thank you!

Ranveer vishal said...

Lucky you. The only garden I remember in Pune was Kamla Nehru Park. Where is this one? Off NDA Road!

Archana said...

Thank you Ranveer. This garden is in Sahakar Nagar. Marked on this map: http://yenforblue.blogspot.in/2015/05/the-maps.html T