IMG_2634I’m listing a few city parks I love. This is a WIP list. It has/will have details about park timings, things to see, track and lawn status. The numbers indicate ranking. So Hanging Garden is obviously my favourite.

1. Hanging Gardens (Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens)
Open from 5am to 9pm.

This garden is famous for its topiary. The animals carved from grass include monkeys, an elephant, a giraffe, a peacock and Lord Hanuman. The park has two fountains (One traditional and one modern). I love it because of its well-maintained flower beds and lawns. It’s a treat to walk in a place that smells good all the time.


2. Bombay Port Trust Gardens.
Open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

This garden has a fantastic view of the Colaba sea from various viewing points. You can sit on a bench and watch the sun set in the evening. You can also get a glimpse of Ratan Tata’s bungalow by the sea from this garden. Why I like it? Because of its layout. It’s almost like a mini-jungle with small hills, trails and botanical wonders. You’ll find some very rare trees, plants, shrubs and cacti if you keep your eyes open.

3. Priyadarshini Park
Open from 5.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m

This is a good place for dog-watching. The best breeds of SoBo visit. It has a fantastic view of the sea and you can spend hours watching the waves crash on the rocks. The park also has custom tracks for athletes including a 400 metre eight lane Olympic Standard Synthetic Track.

4. The Breach Candy gardens: Amarson’s Park, Tata Garden, Mahindra Children’s Park

5. Kamala Nehru Park (The Shoe Garden)

For the best view of the Queen’s Necklace. Also this park is famous for a giant old lady’s shoe which allows visitors to climb it. I also visit to watch the fountains.

View of Marine Drive from Kamala Nehru Park. Photo by Mahafreed
View of Marine Drive from Kamala Nehru Park. Photo by Mahafreed

6. The Jijamata Udyaan (Mumbai zoo) and The Sanjay Gandhi National Park

7. Juhu Jogger’s Park

The Juhu jogger’s park is a nice open space and it seems to be quite popular with the residents. There is an entrance fee.

Juhu Jogger and Walker Park
Juhu Jogger and Walker Park