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“JAPANESE GARDEN - PUNE OKAYAMA FRIENDSHIP GARDEN” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pu La Deshpande Garden

Ranked #9 of 272 things to do in Pune
Certificate of Excellence
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Pune, India
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“JAPANESE GARDEN - PUNE OKAYAMA FRIENDSHIP GARDEN”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

Located on the bustling Sinhagad Road, this garden is a very pleasant surprise in the back drop of filth that plagues Pune. The garden is clean and very well maintained. They charge you a fee of Rs 5/- for entry or Rs 50/- for one months membership. the timings ore from 6 to 11 am and 4 to 8pm. How ever the membership is permitted only in the morning hours. The time to walk around the circumference of the garden is about 7 to 10 minutes. So it's a small garden. Landscaping is well maintained and there are small shelters to sit and rest. For one staying near by, it makes for a nice clean jogging and walking park. For elderly it's a great boon as the place is clean, lots of benches and covered shelter to sit and rest. No food or drink is allowed. You can carry drinking water thou. No feeding is allowed for the bright red orange fish in the ponds.

Visited November 2012
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Pune, India
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55 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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“Pu La Deshpande Garden Review”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

Nice place to refresh your body and soul. It is based Okayama Garden in Japan. Good place to visit with family and friends.

Visited October 2012
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Pune, India
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Walking and talking”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

Its very small garden but good for early morning walkers and evening talkers or aged people group meeting who cannot afford to sit in the restaurants daily

Visited June 2012
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33 Thank shasha1111
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Pune
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“Beautiful, Clean Garden in Pune City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

Pu La Deshpande is on Tanaji Malusare Road (Also known as Sinhagad Road). This garden is also known as Pune-Okayama Friendship Garden but hardly people know this name.
Garden is very well maintain and Nice lake at the center of garden. Path-ways are made having shaped bamboo barricades on both sides with bridges on water-beds. You cannot enter in the lawn area just to maintain the beauty of garden. You can see lot of Koi fish in the Lake. Feeding to these fishes is stickily not allowed.
There are plenty of parking spaces and entry fee is application to enter into Garden area. Many local people visit this garden for morning exercise or for evening walk.
It is famous attraction from Pune city.

Visited September 2012
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Bengaluru, India
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“one of the best maintained in pune”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

Its well maintained garden in pune with artificial lake situated amid variety of flora. Best suited for morning jaggers and people who would like to have pleasant stroll.

They have built small artificial nest for birds in trees,which indicates amount of care taken by staff of the garden. Moghul garden which supposed to part of the garden is under construction and will be soon open for public

timings are 6-11 am and 4 pm to 8 pm with nominal fee of Rs.5

Visited August 2012
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