Garden Parks in Mumbai for a Day Amidst Nature

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List of Gardens and Parks in Mumbai

The gorgeous garden parks in Mumbai are known all over the country for their beautiful setting, overwhelmingly green environment and vibrantly blooming flowers. Set in the bustling suburbs of city, these amazing gardens and parks provide the much-needed respite and are a breath of fresh air in the closely packed neighbourhoods. The parks are an ideal way for the localites to spend a perfect day out with friends, family or/and loved ones for an outdoor picnic or just to relax and rewind from a long day at work, amidst beautiful scenery and green trees. Some of these gardens and parks have a well-paved joggers' tracks as well, to facilitate early morning and evening walks. So if you want to spend some quiet and peaceful time, or just want to soak in your own thoughts amidst tranquil atmosphere, check out the elaborate list of the most beautiful garden and parks in Mumbai given below.

Here is the list of 11 Garden Parks in Mumbai for a Day Amidst Nature

1. Hanging Gardens - One of the most beautiful parks in Mumbai

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Marked by shrubs and bushes trimmed into shapes of various animals and proximity to the Arabian Sea are the Hanging Gardens, opposite the Kamla Nehru Park. Spend a relaxed evening here, enjoying the sunset, especially if you are with kids.

2. Kamla Nehru park

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Named after the first wife of the late Prime Minister of India, Sri Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, it is family spot for outings. Enjoy the view of Marine drive and the Chowpatty beach from this park in Mumbai.

3. Chota Kashmir

Chota Kashmir is Bollywood's own rendition of a tiny Kashmir and is really a haven amidst claustrophobic cityscape. Located near Goregaon, overlooking the Aarey Colony, the park has abundant flora and a lush green velvet cover. The park also has a Kashmir Lake that facilitates boating activities.

4. BMC Forest Theme Garden

Situated behind the Inorbit Mall in Malad suburb of Mumbai, BMC Forest Theme Garden is wonderful mini forest created artificially. Boasting of 3000+ varieties of trees, a lake, lotus pond, a beautiful butterfly garden etc. This park in Mumbai remains especially crowded due to its beautiful aesthetics and green surroundings.

5. Maharashtra Nature Park

Situated opposite the bus stop in Dharavi, Maharashtra Nature Park is one of the greenest spaces in the city. This park in Mumbai is the wonderful reformation of a dumping ground in 1994. The gorgeous park now boasts of more than 12000 trees in the premises.

6. Joggers Park

Situated in Bandra West, Joggers Park is an ideal jogging park as the name rightly suggests. With a 400 metres long jogging track and an array of trees and green shrubbery for company, the place remains pleasantly crowded in the wee hours of morning and evening. The cool breeze from the adjacent sea makes the environment even more pleasant.

7. Horniman Circle Garden

Situated near Kala Ghoda, Horniman Circle Garden is a large park spread over an area of 12,081 square yards. This park in Mumbai remains crowded with people all day long owing to the aesthetics. It also hosts a number of cultural events and functions.

8. Bandstand

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Bandstand or Bandstand Promenade is the immaculate promenade in the queen suburbs of Bandra in Mumbai. Also known as Bandra Bandstand, it boasts of a joggers strip and a park in addition to being a happening hangout spot.

9. Shivaji Park

Situated in Dadar, Mumbai, Shivaji Park is one of the largest parks in Mumbai. Besides the very famous massive statue of Shivaji, the park also houses an enormous cricket ground which hosts local cricket and football matches.

10. Sanjay Gandhi National park

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Squeezed between the two suburbs of Mumbai and Thane, Sanjay Gandhi National Park is ideal for picnics and weekend getaways offering respite from the chaos and buzz of the city. Famed to be one the most liked national parks, visitors throng in thousands to spot Leopards, Macaques, Boars, Lions, Flying fox, Kingfisher, Sunbirds and a significant number of butterflies here. Kanheri Caves, which are more than two thousand years old are also a major tourist attraction inside the park premises. The caves have been carved out of the rocky cliffs.

11. Lions Juhu Children’s Municipal Park

A popular place for a peaceful Sunday morning spent with the kids, this park in Mumbai has a replica of a Boeing aircraft complete with seats and other details you would find in an actual aircraft!

Which of these parks in Mumbai have you visited? Let us know your experience in the comments below!

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