No Time For A Vacation? Spend A Day Out At These Picnic Spots In Pune

Ishita posted on 05 March

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Can't find time to get away from the city? Have a picnic right here in Pune then. You can pack a basket full of sandwiches, flavoured sodas and a bunch of other munchies. Don't forget to carry a napkin to sit on, grab a few books and games and have a fun day as the weather is perfect for it. 

Katraj Lake

In the suburb of Katraj, the lake sits quiet amongst a lot of green. The Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park on the lakeside is a good idea to visit, mostly because when was the last time you went to a zoo? There’s an island in the middle of the lake too with a statue of warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, which you can go to by boat. You’ll find several fitness enthusiasts around the lake too.

Tourist Attractions

Katraj Vasahat, Katraj, Pune

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    Papillon – Butterfly Park

    Who doesn’t like running after a butterfly trying to catch it? The name comes from the French word papillon, which means butterfly. Even though not too many people know of this spot, it happens to be the country’s 2nd largest butterfly park with 60 different species. It’s just not butterflies that you find here, but also, other insects and birds. If you are a nature lover, and an ardent photographer head over. Don’t forget to take your binoculars and a heap loads of patience too.

    Parks

    11, Aranyeshwar Marg, Parvati Paytha, Pune

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      Muledha Nala Park

      An arched bridge across a stream, beautifully paved roads and walk-through flanked by bamboo trees are sure to take your breath away. Located at Sahakarnagar, this park {known as Vasantrao Eknath Bagul Udyan} spread over 7 acres also has an art gallery, a musical fountain and an artificial waterfall.

      Parks

      General Thimayya Road, Camp, Pune

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        Peshwa Udyan

        It might not be too far from the city, but still is a relaxing retreat. A zoo and a special hop-on train known as the ‘Phool Rani’ that takes you through the beautiful park, make it a perfect outing. Take a walk down memory lane, as you go back to enjoying the little things like taking a boat ride, animal rides and more. The picturesque beauty of the garden is an ode to nature.

         

        Parks

        9, Sane Guruji Road, Municipal Colony, Pune

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        Empress Garden

        The Empress Garden is located near the Pune Race Course at Wanawadi. Getting there is easy and all you need to do is hail a rick or ride down. The sprawling garden is home to some rare species of flowers and trees and is a perfect escape from tall concrete structures. They have a play zone for kids, a plant nursery, a lotus pond, a library to play indoor games, a snack corner and green lawns to sit around at. There is also an open and wide space in the garden to play cricket and football.

        Parks

        Near Race Course, Kavade Mala, Camp, Pune

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