Here are our top picks for the parks and green spaces in the city that give Mumbaikars a much-needed break from concrete. From dense national parks to small and quaint seaside green spaces, this list has an outdoor area for your every need.
One of south Mumbai’s best-kept secrets, this quiet park by the Arabian Sea off of Nepean Sea Road is ideal for a relaxing, breezy break from your daily routine. The park offers many well-maintained paths for walks or jogs, and plenty of green lawns that sprawl beneath the lush trees, all with stunning views of the sea.
This large and well-maintained park offers a refreshing break from the city right in the middle of Powai. With beautifully landscaped lawns, fish ponds, a children’s play area and warm, decorative lanterns, Nirvana Park is one of the city’s best maintained green spaces and every bit worth a visit.
One of Asia’s most visited parks, this historic landmark in Mumbai has something to offer everyone. Home to rich flora and fauna, including a resident tiger population, and of great historical significance–with the 2,000-year-old Buddhist Kanheri caves located within the park—the Sanjay Gandhi National Park is an ideal location if you’re looking for a day trip immersed in dense greenery.
Perched on the western side of Malabar Hill, the Hanging Gardens offers stunning views of the Arabian Sea and plenty of well-maintained green spaces from which to enjoy these vistas. With a special playing area for children and pathways for walking or jogging, this park attracts quite a lot of visitors throughout the day. It’s among the city’s finest spots to watch as the sun sets over the Arabian Sea.
Tucked away in Kharghar in Navi Mumbai, Central Park spans across more than 119 hectares and is among the world’s largest urban parks. The dense green space includes cricket and football grounds, sports clubs, botanical gardens, and water sports, in addition to lush green lawns with stunning views of adjacent buildings.
This city landmark in Dadar is much more than just one of Mumbai’s finest green spaces. Having been the home ground of various political and social gatherings, particularly during India’s independence movement, Shivaji Park has unique political and historical significance. The park has also been the training ground for some of the country’s finest cricketers and cricket clubs.
This seaside park with well-kept jogging and running tracks is among Bandra’s liveliest green spaces. With two separate trails for running and walking, lush green cover and plenty of birds, this quaint little park is equally ideal for lazy strolls and energizing runs.
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