Parks

INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS (IUCAA)

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A visit to IUCAA at the University of Pune can be very rewarding, especially for those with a scientific temperament. In-house scientists guide visitors in the use of the telescope and facilitate stargazing, especially on days when a meteor shower or eclipse is predicted.

Famous toy-maker Arvind Gupta conducts regular workshops to encourage children to learn scientific principles through the medium of toys.

How to get there: 

Campus of Pune University,
Ganeshkhind Road,
Pune 411017

Contact Number(s): 
25604602 / 103

APPU GHAR

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One of the earliest amusement parks in the area, it is equipped with ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, and speed rides.

How to get there: 

There are direct buses from Pune Station to Appu Ghar, located on the outskirts of the city.
Indira Gandhi Udyan,
Pimpri Chinchwad Muncipal Corporation,
Sector 23, Nigdi,
Pune 411044

Contact Number(s): 
+91-9422003646

ANGRAAJ WATER PARK

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Modest in size, it offers a choice of water rides and pools that will delight children.

How to get there: 

Kondhwa Budruk,
Survey No 37,
Kahdi Machine Chowk,
Pune 411041

Contact Person: 
26932921

DIAMOND WATER PARK

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Featuring several water rides, wave pools and dancing fountains, this is the ideal destination for those seeking to cool off in summer.

How to get there: 

Formerly Splash Mountain,
Water Park Road, Lohegaon,
Pune 411047

Contact Number(s): 
56300509

KONARK BIRD PARK

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A spacious aviary in scenic surroundings, it has a collection of over 100 exotic species of pheasants, macaws, parakeets, emus, cassowary and rhea. There is a small restaurant on the premises.

Open all seven days.

How to get there: 

Pirangut Road,
Near Chandni Chowk,
Bavdhan, Pune 411044.

Timing: 
11am to 6 pm
Contact Number(s): 
22951203

RAJIV GANDHI ZOOLOGICAL PARK

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Also known as the Katraj Zoo, this 168-acre space houses a Zoo, Snake Park, and Animal Rescue Centre. The Park was started by famous herpetologist and animal lover Neelimkumar khaire, who holds a place in the Guinness Books of World Records for staying in an enclosure with poisonous snakes for 72 hours!

Closed on Wednesday.

How to get there: 

Opp Katraj Dairy, Pune
Bangalore Highway, Pune 411043

Timing: 
10:30 am to 6:30 pm
Contact Number(s): 
24370747

BOATING PARK

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Though part of a military campus, this scenic picnic spot is open to visitors seeking a boat ride, or just a place for children to run wild.

How to get there: 

Campus of the SRP Group 2,
near Army School of Physical Training (ASPT),
Ramtekdi, Hadapsar, Pune 411028

PESHWE ENERGY PARK

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The park offers an introduction to all forms of alternative sources of energy. Its brilliant display includes a ride in a toy train that operates on solar energy. The Park is open on all days except Wednesday.

Entrance Fee: Rs. 3 for adults, Rs. 2 for children.

How to get there: 

Near Baburao Sanas Athletic Ground,
Sarasbaug, Sadashiv Peth, Pune 411030.

Timing: 
10am to 8pm
Contact Number(s): 
24332388

P.L. DESHPANDE PARK

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How to get there: 

Next to Parvati Water Works,
Sinhagad Road,
Pune 411030.

KAMLA NEHRU PARK

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How to get there: 

Bhandarkar Road,
Pune 411004