Pu La Deshpande Garden Pune Timings
Pu La Deshpande Udyan is one of the largest garden located on Sinhagad Road. This Garden Know as the Pu La Deshpande Udyan, the Japanese garden, Okayama Garden is truly the pride of Pune.he idea of recreating the original Japanese garden in Pune was, of course, inspired by the 300-year old Okayama Korakuen Garden developed by the Ikeda Royal family in the 12 spacious hectares in Okayama. As a person strolls, he/she can enjoy the wide lawns, ponds, artificial hills and forest, while listening to the murmur of meandering stream. This brings one close to nature, revitalize one's senses and rejuvenates spiritually. The garden is having colorful fishes. you can see these fishes from a small bridge in the center of the garden.
This garden is a habitat for numerous birds. The green grass, changing landscapes all around, flower plants with blooming and blossoming flowers make the garden very attractive. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) maintains the garden. Pu la deshpande Udyan pune timings opens from 6:00 am to 10:30 am in the morning and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the evening.
Continuing the series of gardens in Pune, this week I visited the Pu la Deshpande garden on Sinhghad Road, Pune. the garden is also know as the Pune Okayama Friendship Garden or the Japanese Garden.
The entrance to the garden has a wall decently cut stones and laid very beautifully.
The visit to the garden was a pretty pleasant one with the entry fee of Rs 5/-. The garden was surprisingly clean with security guards.
The excursion map showing the best route to enjoy the garden.
The garden is just touching the sinhghad road and has ample of parking space, the parking charges are Rs 5 for a four wheeler and Rs 2 for a two wheeler. There is drinking water and restrooms available. The restrooms were pretty neat.
Pines arranged make a neat sight with the water flowing near them.
There grass in the garden is also lush green and well maintained. There are enough wooden benches to sit and some even covered places just in case of Rain / Sun.
Water falls are a typical of Japanese gardens.
Japanese Gardens are the most beautiful and highly developed of all present day gardens. They are known for their elegant naturalism and charm.
The water was extremely cool and clear, infact this was the most clear water I saw in a Japanese garden.
The Pune Okayama Friendship Garden is based on one of the major gardens of Japan i.e. "The Korakuen Garden" in Okayama City, Japan. The Korakuen Garden has a history of 300 proud years. The Pune Okayama Friendship Garden is spread over 10 acres, representing the culture & intricate ideologies of an authentic Japanese Garden.
The characteristics of the garden are a composition of fire, harmony, Line, spirit world and water. Thus the garden expresses the various elements to speak about light and darkness, soft and hard, stillness and motion, warm and cold. It is based on the Yin and Yang phiLosophy. The wide Lawns express the space, which enhances the elements with a great foreground.
To experience the great vistas, the simple Lines are incorporated in the planning to give direction and system to the visitor’s flow. The garden recreates the spirit of Zen. It has rice and coffee plantation, thus it is a place to see and enjoy the spirit world and can also involve the visitors to take part in the institutions in it. in the park.