Located in close proximity to ‘Hanging Gardens’ in South Mumbai is the Kamala Nehru Park. It is situated in the Malabar Hill locality, and covers an area of about 16,000 square meters. It is popular among adults as well as children. Now, you will wonder as to what exactly makes this park such a popular picnic spot in Mumbai? To answer this question then, here is presenting a few facts about this park that must be known.
a. What is the Kamala Nehru Park?
Situated within the ‘Hanging Garden’ complex is this beautiful park named Kamala Nehru. It covers an area that approximately measures about 4 acres. Furthermore, it has been developed as well as maintained by the ‘Hydraulic Engineer’s Department of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai’. Furthermore, this park is famous for the ‘Old Woman’s Shoe’, playhouse for kids.
b. Who is the Kamla Nehru Park named after?
This park is named after the wife of India’s first Prime Minister Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru.
- Where is this Kamla Nehru Park located?
It is situated in the posh South Mumbai locality of Malabar Hill in Dadi Sheth Wadi in the Babulnath area. The Grant Road as well as Charni Road railway stations are located in close proximity to this park. To find this park please click this Google Map link.
2. What makes the Kamla Nehru Park so popular?
There are number of features available in this park that make it famous. A few are as follows:
3. Old Woman’s Shoe:
Is a gigantic shoe of an old woman which serves as playhouse for children. Apparently, this shoe has been created using the nursery rhyme ‘There Was An Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe’ as inspiration. It was designed by Soli Arceivala, Former BMC Environment Officer, VJTI Vice Principal Of 15 years.
4. Rainbow Amphitheater:
An amphitheater comprising of the ‘7’ colours of the rainbow is located in this park.
5. View Point:
Is a point located in the park which provides for a magnificent view of the overlying Marine Drive area also known as the ‘Queen’s Necklace.
6. Ashoka Sthamba:
An Ashoka pillar comprising of tricolour planter beeds is located in this park.
There exists a Pergola in this park consisting of ‘6’ hanging chairs.
8. Seasonal Flowers:
This park is surrounded by beautiful and colourful seasonal flowers.
c. What are ‘Timings’ and the ‘Entry Fee’ of the Kamala Nehru Park?
This renowned park is open from Monday to Sunday in between 5 am to 9 pm. There is no entry fee charged over here.
So, if you intend to relax in presence of nature as well as want your child to enjoy the ‘Old Woman’s Shoe’ structured playhouse, then Kamla Nehru is a park that must be visited.