I is for Indraprastha Udyan

This is yet another alphabet that tested my ‘research skills’! After some effort, I got lucky as I had two places that I could write about. I chose to visit the Indraprastha Udya located in Yerawada. Its a small place under the care of the PMC and some effort has been put in to create it but somehow it seems to have suffered. There were not too many people present when I went there except for some local kids playing cricket. The bougainvilleas have almost grown into trees and their bright pink flowers formed a good backdrop for the kids play area. The tiled pathway goes back quite some distance.  The park has the usual tree species so I shall not repeat them all. 

gardens, pune, PMC

gardens, parks, Pune

Timings: 6AM to 10AM and 4PM to 8PM
Ticket: INR 1 for adults
Parking: On the road outside
Location Map here

The park that I really wanted to visit and write about is the Indira Gandhi Udyan commonly called Appu Ghar which is located in Nigdi, Pune and is possibly among the only amusement parks in the city. We had gone there many years ago. I do remember the ‘Columbus’ which was sort of a mega-swing shaped like a ship. There was also a very tall doll like figure whose skirt had some seating area.  This skirt twirled around eliciting squeals of joy or fear.. 🙂 

I think the park has many more attractions and ride now. This visit remains on my to-do list. If you have been there, do tell us… 

This post is part of my April 2015 AtoZ blogging challenge and I am writing about parks in Pune. You can read other posts on this theme here.

4 Replies to “I is for Indraprastha Udyan”

  1. Bougainvillea is so beautiful. I have never seen them in this lovely tree shape. Thank you for showing me!

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