Bund Garden

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Label : Must Visit

Tags : Garden & Park

Timings : 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Time Required : 20 - 30 minutes

Entry Fee : Free

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Also Refered As:

Mahatma Gandhi Udhyan

Bund Garden, Pune Overview

The Bund Garden is situated in the city of Pune and is deemed as one of the most beautiful and well-maintained gardens in the city. Also known as Mahatma Gandhi Udyan, it is a favourite among joggers and people who enjoy spending time outdoors in the sun. The locals here prefer the garden as their go-to place when looking for some quiet and calm, and Bund Garden attracts a lot of visitors during the morning and evening hours. Another attraction here is the Fitzgerald Bridge, which garners as many tourists as the Bund Garden itself. The garden is a beautiful place for the elderly and kids and is a famous picnic spot for families and youngsters as well.

Bund Garden has a well-maintained layout that is abundant with natural flora and verdant greenery. You will see a walking track laid down all over the place and people enjoying a picnic with their friends and family. Another reason that makes Bund Garden one of the locals' favourite is that it is surrounded by some of the most well-known eateries in the city which serve quality food at nominal prices. Once you are done with your daily routine of exercise, you can head down to any one of these places and treat yourself to a little reward! The place is ideal if you are an early riser and fitness fanatic, and is a must visit if you enjoy quiet time in the lap of nature.

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Things to do at Bund Garden

The Bund Garden is the ideal stop for a visitor if they are looking to have a family picnic, or a morning jog or just wants to enjoy the calm ambience of the garden. You can also enjoy a game of badminton or kho kho with your friends and relive the fun-filled experiences of childhood. Nature walks through the garden is an amazing expedition too, and you can spot various endemic birds flapping away into the trees. If you enjoy nature photography, don't forget to bring your camera and click a few pictures of nature in all of its charming glory here. You can also enjoy the thrills of a boat ride as you look around at the wonderful scenery, or have a quick snack at the roadside stalls that are in abundance nearby. Kids will have a gala time at the Bund Garden which has a number of swings for them to play around with.

Bund Garden Bridge

Located right near the Bund Garden is the Fitzgerald Bridge, which is also known as Bund Garden Bridge. Constructed in the year 1867 by the Britishers, this was the first spandrel arch bridge in the city of Pune connecting Bund Garden to China Garden. It was designed and constructed by Captain Robert S. Sellon of the Royal Engineers and a cost of 2 lakh rupees at that time was incurred. The edifice is built over the Mula-Mutha river and bears a statue of the Medici Lion at each end. The bridge itself is embellished with arched gateways which imparts it a royal look and is a must visit if you are visiting the Bund Garden. 

How To Reach Bund Garden

Bund Garden is located near the Pune Junction Station at a distance of 2 kilometres on the Bund Garden Road. Auto rickshaws are available from station at very cheap fare. You can also take the bus or hail a cab to this destination. 

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