#MumbaiList: Parks And Gardens In Mumbai Perfect For A Green Escapade

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You may have failed to make it to the recently concluded Mumbai Marathon, but you can always get fit and be a part of it the next year! And what better than doing away with fitness fads when all you can do is sport your jogging shoes and explore the one of parks in Mumbai that are glorious and green, even today!

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Our elders complain about how the city is turning into a concrete jungle. What better than spending a morning with them at one of the oldest parks the city has to offer, the Veer Savarkar Udyan Park in Borivali?. Make the young ones of your house tag along with their grandparents to this park, high on recreation and complete with boating, slides, fish aquariums and all that is a treat for the kids and elders alike. It is also one of the many parks in the city popular for laughing clubs.

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The Jogger’s Park of Mumbai is almost synonymous with its location, Bandra. Situated in a locality that’s home to a number of affluent personalities, the Joggers Park is in close proximity with the Carter Road and the Otter’s Club. The seaside park is 400 metres long and has been a favourite jogging spot in Mumbai for decades now. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to spot a popular Bollywood actor like Salman Khan, cycling or jogging close by.

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Don’t we miss the days when a Sunday would mean a picnic at a park with entire family, playing on the rides, games, carrying tiffins packed with scrumptious food? Rediscover your childhood all over again and visit some very family friendly parks like the Hiranandani Gardens or the Amarsons Garden at Breach Candy. While the Hiranandani Gardens are a treat for the entire family, especially since they’re situated in a location like Powai, Amarsons Garden probably has the maximum and the most well maintained rides for the children.

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Speaking of memories, the two parks no kid in Mumbai can not know of are the Kamla Nehru Park in Malabar Hills and the Lions Park in Santacruz. In fact, most of us still remember the Kamla Nehru Park for “Old Women’s Shoe” structure or the “Ajicha Boot”, On the other hand, most of us remember the Lions Park as the aeroplane garden, thanks to aeroplane structure it once flaunted. Both the parks hold a special place in the heart of Mumbai. Needless to say, you don’t want your children to miss this experience and discover the lost charm of these iconic parks.

A quick sneak peek into the popular parks in Mumbai, not only has provided us a way to get fitter but also realize what we’ve been missing all this while in the air conditioning of the malls. Even if you’re not looking for a strenuous workout, spend a day at these parks with your family, friends, and children or simply for some time alone.

Other places where you can train yourself for the big run, without any investment are the Marine Drive promenade, the Lokhandwala Backroad, Kaifi Azmi Park, the Nana Nani Park in Andheri and many more. Tell us which are your favourite green spots in the city? So, if you know of any such hidden finds in your locality, do write to us and make way for a fitter Mumbai!

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Aspiring writer and student. I bite off more than I can chew, literally. Also, a sporadic dancer. Willing to beg, borrow and steal for chocolates.

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Shikha Chawla

Shikha Chawla
Aspiring writer and student. I bite off more than I can chew, literally. Also, a sporadic dancer. Willing to beg, borrow and steal for chocolates.
  • Jay Makwana

    nice article..would like u to include borivali national park..the best green space in Mumbai