Aeroplane Garden, Juhu Tara road, Santacruz West

It would be fair to say that every child who has spent their childhood growing up in this city would have come to this place. Popularly known as “Aeroplane Garden”, is been around for a long time, as long as 50 years. Imagine in those days when air travel was very expensive and uncommon, as a child you walk into this garden where an aeroplane … Continue reading Aeroplane Garden, Juhu Tara road, Santacruz West

Maharashtra Nature’s Park, Dharavi, Mumbai

Maharashtra Nature’s Park in Mahim is one of those places that is tucked away from the eyes of many of us. This site is a 37 acre green patch abutting the ever polluted Mithi (“sweet”) River. Its located on the Sion Bandra Link Road, opposite Dharavi Bus Depot. This was initially called Mahim Nature Park which was many years ago a garbage dumping ground. Then … Continue reading Maharashtra Nature’s Park, Dharavi, Mumbai

Diamond Garden, Chembur, Mumbai

Shree Narayan Gajanan Acharya Garden is popularly known as Diamond garden. Infact that whole area and even the residential area is known as Diamond garden. This is a decent sized garden with lots of chidrens’ play equipments and to my surprise all of them in good conditions.   This garden has some unique eye candies that might attract kids. There is a GNAT MK fighter … Continue reading Diamond Garden, Chembur, Mumbai

Shrikant Doshi Udyan, Nr. Sion Koliwada Station, Mumbai

This is yet another small garden located right outside the Sion Koliwada station. The more I visit these gardens I am convinced that these are the kinds of gardens which we need right in the middle of our existence. Some kind of eye candy in the garden for kids. Eagles, tigers and elephants all of same sizes. Guess there’s humor in it too. I have … Continue reading Shrikant Doshi Udyan, Nr. Sion Koliwada Station, Mumbai

Banganga Tank and Walkeshwar Temple, Mumbai

Banganga Tank and The Walkeshwar Temple are probably Mumbai’s oldest existing structures. Walkeshwar derived from marathi word Valuka + Ishwar, Valuka stands for sand and so it means god made out of sand. Folklore suggests Lord Ram visited this place on his expedition to find his wife and he stopped by this place to pray to Lord Shiva. So he made a Shivling made out … Continue reading Banganga Tank and Walkeshwar Temple, Mumbai

Priyadarshini Park, Napean Sea Road, Mumbai

The land where Priyadarshini Park is, was once a dumpyard for construction materials. This might be as early as pre-independence. Heavy vehicles like bulldozers and cranes were abondoned here. In the 1970’s the Maharashtra Government went on a rampage of reclaiming land from Malabar Hill through Haji Ali to develop skyscrapers. To oppose such concretization few of the prominent personalities along with active citizens formed … Continue reading Priyadarshini Park, Napean Sea Road, Mumbai