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“Bal Thakeray's center.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shivaji Park

Shivaji Park
Ranked #35 of 473 things to do in Mumbai
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Mumbai, India
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34 reviews
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“Bal Thakeray's center.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

There is a nice park that has been created next to the beach. From here you can also have a clear view of the Worli sea link. There are a lot of kids and a lot of people. But on weekdays one can find some peace of mind and enjoy the sea.The beach is also decent - several people go for their evening walks here especially senior citizens. The maidan is also a good place to lounge on the boundary or in one of the cafes. the Shiv Sena HQ is closeby and so is the mayor's bungalow. A lot of action happening during Dassera - Durga Puja, ram Leela, et al

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“Shivaji Park (Marathi: शिवाजी पार्क) is the largest park in Mumbai. It is situated in the Dadar area of Mumbai. Like the”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

The ground is flanked around its edge by a katta, which is a popular hangout for young and old Mumbaikars alike. On a typical weekend evening it is difficult to get a place to sit on the katta.

The walkway around the perimeter is crowded with people taking walks. The inner circumference of the park is 1.17 kilometres (0.73 mi).

112,937 square metres (27.907 acres) in area, the ground is busy with young cricket players. Various attractions are spread over the grounds, including the Samarth Vyayam Mandir (gymnasium), Shivaji Park Nagarik Sangh (established in 1947), Shivaji Park Gymkhana (club), Children's Park, Nana-Nani Park (Grandpa and Grandma park), Scout's Pavilion (which is a popular venue for marriages), Udhyan Ganesh Mandir (Ganesh temple), The Bengal Club with a small Kali shrine and a library. The walkway is lined with huge rain trees.

The most prominent entrance to the park is the one on the east side, intended only for pedestrians. A bust of Meenatai Thackeray, late wife of Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray, has been placed at this entrance. Previously a bust of Ram Ganesh Gadkari was present at the same spot.

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Political rally at Shivaji Park, May 3, 2008
The park is named after the legendary 17th century warrior king of the region, Chhatrapati Shivaji. The park was created in 1925 by the Bombay Municipal Corporation, in the days of the British Raj. Through the name, the British authorities acknowledged Shivaji and the reverence his name commanded amongst the local Marathi population.

Besides being a venue for gatherings of freedom fighters in British India, after independence in 1947 Shivaji Park was the focal point of the Samyukta Maharashtra Chalval (the struggle for a consolidated Maharashtra) that led to the present Maharashtra state being formed in 1960. During this period, the legendary writer, journalist, playwright, poet and social leader Acharya Prahlad Keshav Atre led this movement, addressing crowds of lakhs at this ground, earning him the title of "Lord of Shivaji Park". On India's victory over Pakistan in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, then prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and defence minister Yashwantrao Chavan addressed a Vijaysabha (victory gathering) here. Shivaji Park has been integral to the political gatherings of the local party Shiv Sena, and has witnessed numerous other political rallies

Visited July 2011
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“Always Crowded”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

its an open playfeild where budding cricketers practise, however its ground is also used for political gatherings by the Shiv Sena and RPI during dashera and Ambedkar jaynti respectively.
this ground was the practise ground for many indian crickets namely Sachin Tendulkar and vinod Kambli

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“Nothing special”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

Nice open space - it has history and is well worth listening to a guide to be a ble to appreciate this park

Visited December 2011
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“Place to relax, meet & make lost of friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

I stay 5min from this place & going there atleast one's in a day is part of my habbit.
Meet & greet friends, enjoy food, enjoy various sport played by Shivaji park gymkhana.
Big ground, Children park, Old age park you will find everything here.

Visited November 2011
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