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Gardens in Mumbai


Gardens in Mumbai

Gardens, as we all know, are the coziest place to shred off stress in the Nature’s lap. Gardens in Mumbai are not an exception. Mumbai, in spite of being the largest Indian metropolis, owns some of the most well-laid and vividly designed gardens and parks. Amidst lofty tower-like buildings, thriving green parks offers a breathing space to the busy residents of the city since, the plants keep on purifying the air which in turn acts as a pollution controlling measure. Its calm environment gives mental peace to its visitors.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park, previously named as Borivali National Park is said to be the world’s most elite and largest park located in city limits. It’s a forest with lush greenery and extravaganza of wild and seductive nature having the potential to swipe one off his or her feet. It includes 800 kinds of flowering plants, 284 types of birds, 36 kinds of mammals, 5,000 species of insects, 150 species of butterfly and 50 reptiles. Being the home to numerous endangered species, it owns the Atlas moth, the largest moth of the world. One can consider himself or herself to be lucky enough if a little population of undomesticated leopards is encountered or Karvi, a wonder of nature is viewed. Karvi is a flowering plant blooming mauve shaded flowers every 7 years.

Victoria Gardens

Victoria Gardens or Rani Jijamata Udyaan commonly known as Rani Bag sprawls over 48 acres and came into existence in 1861 in Byculla, the heart of the city. It’s a Zoological and Botanical garden preserving some rare species of plants and oldest trees for studies. Apart from housing the Victoria and Albert museum, a prosperous depository of Mumbai's agricultural and industrial past, the garden displays a giant elephant statue originally belonging to the Elephanta Caves.

The entrance of Victoria Gardens is mesmerized by the Renaissance Clock Tower echoing the Italian and Renaissance architecture. People can even have an elephant ride besides taking a leisurely walk inside this garden.

Kamala Nehru Park

Kamala Nehru Amusement Park, owing its name from Kamala Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru’s wife is the most popular park amongst the kids. Hovering at the top of Malabar Hill, this park stretches over an area of 3,300 sqmts. Surrounded by foliage and manicured garden, this park is an ideal place to chill out. Being at high altitude, the park is less humid which add on to the comfort of its visitors and one can have an awesome view of the city including the extensive Chowpatty Beach and the dazzling Marine Drive giving an imaginary view of shining Queen's Necklace. Kamala Nehru Park has a curious shoe-shaped sculpted structure that is believed to have been motivated by the famous nursery rhyme "There was an old woman".

Horniman Circle Gardens

Horniman Circle Gardens, located in the Fort district in South Mumbai spreads over an area of 10,101 sq m. Enclosed by the soaring buildings of the office complexes, the garden is significant for its green territory.

Hanging Gardens

Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens, sprawling on the slope of the Malabar Hills is a scenic beauty in itself. Its main attraction, a terraced garden presents a picturesque landscape of the incredible city.