Friday, 25 May 2012

Biggest Japanese Garden outside Japan - May 5, 2012

I had attended a Workshop on Basic Photography at British Library during 1st week of May 2012. As part of that workshop there was a Outdoor Session at P L Deshpande Garden on Saturday morning.

This is located at Sinhagad Road by the foot-hills of Parvati. This is referred to as a Friendship tie-up between two cities - Pune (India) and Okayama (Japan). This is said to be the largest Japanese Garden outside Japan (covering about 12 acres of land). It has become one of the most referred and visited tourist destinations of Modern Pune.

It has a very beautiful landscape with a lake at the center, waterbeds with running water moved around. Couple of waterfalls also savor the beauty. Pathways are made having curved bamboo barricades on both sides with bridges on water-beds. Cottages and Benches are also provided as resting areas.

Lush green grass covers the area wherever your eye goes. There are many Gulmohor trees blossomed with flame-red flowers, a specialty of this season. Some of the snaps are below:

This place has become a most sought after place for fitness conscious people, the young ans the old, coming for a walk / jogging every morning. Also it is a favorite place for photographers, not just the amateurs like us, but also the professional one's. I have seen many portfolios on Facebook where photo-shoots were taken in this garden.
More info HERE

There is one more attraction coming about - the Mughal Garden - which is being constructed next to this garden. Snap is below:

Hope the Mughal Garden in this Land of the Peshwas is as good as the Japanese Garden which has already set a benchmark.
More info HERE

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