Dnyaneshwar Udyan is a garden in Maharashtra resembling the Brindavan Gardens near Mysore. It is situated by Nathsagar, the reservoir formed by the Jayakwadi Dam. It is located in the ancient town of Paithan which is 40 km south of Aurangabad. Out of an area of 125 hectares, orchids cover 26 hectares and 28 hectares are laid out as parks. Colourful flowerbeds, vast lawns and musical fountains are the attractions of the udyan. Ten plazas and twenty-two fountains are added features. More than a hundred thousand trees, in addition to the forty thousand fruit trees are the pride of the garden. There is also a nursery selling saplings and spices. It also has a children's play area, swimming pool and boat rides.
Pune University's premise spreads over 400 acres of sprawling grounds with quiet roads and small open canteens towards the city suburbs. Mr.Woodrew laid out the university garden. Spending a pleasant quiet evening at this garden is refreshing.
Covering an area of about 7 to 8 acres, Townhall garden is at Kolhapur city. The garden has full of old precious tropical and exotic trees, shrubs, lawns, creepers and climbers. The construction of the Townhall building was completed in the year 1876, while the Glasshouse was constructed in the year 1904 and Marble bust of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was installed in the year 1927. An archaeological museum has been added to the beauty.
Saras Baug is at Pune. The garden has pleasant lawns and a famous Ganesh Temple, which was built by Madhavrao Peshwa. The best time to visit this garden is in the evening.
Ryewood Park is at Lonavala city, just half km from Lonavala railway station. Covering an area of about 25 acres, the garden has full of natural vegetation, grooves of evergreen deciduous trees, creepers and climbers. There is an old Mahadeo temple in this park. The garden is regarded to be very good picnic spot for Mumbai-Pune public.
Katraj Snake Park
Katraj Snake Park is 20 km away from the railway station. The park is an artificial habitat for about 300-350 snakes of 40 different species, other wildlife like leopard, the deer and reptiles. Renowned naturalist, Mr. Neelim Kumar Khaire set up the snake park in the year 1986.
Kamala Nehru Park
Kamala Nehru Park is on the top of the Malabar hills, which offers superb views of Mumbai. Built in 1952, the park is named after the wife of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The park spreads over an area of 4,000 square yards. One can enjoy a magnificent view of Marine Drive, or 'Queen's Necklace' at night.
Hanging Garden is also on the Malabar Hill. One can enjoy a panoramic view towards Mumbai's Colaba area, and the view of sunset is breathtaking. The garden is built over three reservoirs, which store 30 million gallons of water pumped here for cleaning before being supplied to the town. The garden is well maintained. Joggers and fitness freaks flock to the garden in the morning and evening.
The Empress garden is a botanical garden, which is located on the Sholapur highway with different varieties of flowers and trees. This botanical garden covers a large area in the heart of the Pune cantonment, very close to the Pune racecourse. The garden, which is a well-known picnic spot, has appealing lawns.
Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy constructed the Bund Gardens. The Bund gardens, which are next to the river, are just the place for evening strolls on the lush green grass. Boating and rowing facilities are also available over here. There is a Ganesh temple situated in the vicinity of the park too.
Agakhan Palace Garden
Agakhan palace is situated 2 km away from Bund Garden in Yerwada on Pune-Nagar road. Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba Gandhi, Shri Mahadeobhai Desai, Dr.Sarojini Naidu and others were kept under imprisonment in the Agakhan palace during Quit India movement of 1942. All the materials used by Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi is preserved here.