Last weekend I was at Sarasbaug and was to get down to Chinchwad … So I decided to drive down via Sinhagad road and Pune-Banglore highway to Chinchwad, which I felt will be fastest way.On the way back I saw the famous and most beautiful garden “Pu La Deshpande Garden” or “Okayama Friendship Garden” and could not resist to visit it.
It was late evening and hence I had limited time, still I got fantastic night glimpses of the garden, in fact I will recommend you to visit it also during night time to see the beautiful fountains dancing with colorful lights …
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The famous scene of the Bollywood blockbuster Bodyguard was shoot here.
One more thing I would like to mention here is that in this fountain garden there is no place for sitting ! which is normally inherent part of any garden, hence I saw people sitting on the steps (which blocks way of other people ! but can’t help) also you are not allowed to sit on the green lawn, it will be great idea if theyprovide proper sitting arrangement to enjoy the fountain views.
Also the fountains are of fixed height, I mean no ups and downs in the water sprinkling height, with minor modification in the gadgets the fountains will become more live !
Pu La Deshpande Garden timings
Morning 6 am to 10.30 am
Evening 4 pm to 8 pm
Entry fee – 5 Rs per head