One of the best gardens in Goa is the Japanese garden and is known for its aesthetic beauty and charming scenery. Located on a hilltop, in Vasco Da Gama the garden accentuates the beauty of nature and thus provides a sharp contrast to the artifice of modern civilization.
Best Time to Visit: October - February
Timings : 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Near Vasco Da Gama, Goa
Campal Gardens, also known as Bhagwan Mahavir Children's Park is a beautiful little well-maintained garden perfect for jogging or walking, to sit in solitude, or spend an evening with children. Located in the Campal area of Panjim, along the Mandovi River, it has an artificial water body with boating facilities for kids and a play area amidst lush green bushes and tall palm trees. The garden also features a huge statue of Bhagwan Mahavir in a lotus position.
Timings : 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Highlight: Picnic spot, Statue of Bhagwan Mahavir
Municipal Gardens is famous for its beautiful landscaped lawns, the fragrant flower beds, the tall green trees, and the monuments built in the honor of some legendary men and seamen of the 16th century. A foundation laid by Vasco Da Gama in the late 15th century exists inside the garden. It now bears the Ashoka Pillar marking the 400th anniversary of the first sea voyage from Europe to India.
A Spice Garden tour is always recommended to tourists in Goa. Here you can see various spices and herbs whose medicinal significance is explained to you by the guides. The guides explain different farming techniques employed in the garden like swinging and climbing. Apart from this, you can also enjoy a scrumptious and simple meal of Goan seafood which is served to everyone. The plantation is rich in flora and fauna. You can also purchase spices, natural oils, containers and cutlery of good quality at a reasonable rate. It is an offbeat picnic point but should be visited by everyone.
Located in Madgaon, South Goa, the Nehru Gardens is a family-friendly park which sees a lot of residents visiting the park for their morning walk or spending their evenings here. The park has a small maze with small trails to walk in, which will keep the younger ones entertained.
Just about two and a half kilometres away from Miramar beach, the St Oroiaso Garden is located in Panjim. With lush patches of green all around, there is a concrete pathway around the garden to stroll around under the canopies of the tall trees. There is also a small barn where events are held occasionally.
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