Beautiful Landscapes & Canals: Pune's Okayama Friendship Garden Spells Serenity

Shruti posted on 11 February

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Escape the daily drudge and visit the iconic Okayama Friendship Garden situated on Sinhagad Road. Peaceful, lush green and with a rich history, it should be on every Punekar's must-visit list. Here are a few things that we bet you didn't know about this garden. Read on

It is Inspired From A Japanese Garden

This garden is inspired by one of the three greatest gardens of Japan called Okayama’s Koraku-en Garden which was built in 1,700  and is 300-years-old.

It Has Natural Water Canal

The garden is spread across 10 acres and has a natural water flow from the canal. The canal also has colourful fishes that can be seen as you stroll across the small bridge in the centre of the garden.

The Changing Landscapes

One of the most unique features of this garden is its impeccable beauty. As you take a walk through the garden paths, you’ll realise that the landscape keeps changing and keep mesmerising you further!

Named After Pu La Deshpande


The garden is also known as Pu La Deshpande and is been named after a very well known Marathi writer of the same name.

Replica Of The Mughal Garden

The second phase of this garden is known as the Mughal Garden which is a replica of the Mughal Garden in Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. There were several Surya Namskar statues installed in the garden which were open to the public from June 2017.

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Pune Okayama Friendship Garden

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    locationDattawadi

    Sinhagad Road, Dattawadi, Pune