The Kamla Nehru Park in Mumbai is a children’s recreational park which is also a popular tourist destination of the city. The park has an interesting shoe like structure for which it is famed among the visitors. It is also well known as the Shoe Park for this unique structure that it has. The visitors can even enter inside this shoe. The park is spread over a large area and is a very good place for kids to play around and have fun. The lawns of the park are well maintained and there are a wide variety of flowers and trees inside it. It is an awesome place from where you can have an amazing view of the sunset and also enjoy viewing the Marine Drive from this place. It is a perfect place for planning a one day’s picnic with friends and family and enjoy to the fullest. Just opposite the Kamla Nehru Park is the Hanging Gardens of Mumbai which is an awesome attraction of the place. It is popularly known as the Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens which is a terraced garden located on the top of the Malabar Hills. The garden has several hedges that are shaped into the forms of animals. From this garden you can also have an amazing look of the Arabian Sea. It is a perfect place to sit and relax away from the crowd of the city. The lush greenery of the park creates a very picturesque sight ideal for photography. The clean and fresh environment of the park has been attracting the people of the city since ages and even continues to do so.
History of the Attraction
The Kamla Nehru Park is named after the wife of Jawaharlal Nehru, Kamla Nehru. It is one of the oldest parks in Mumbai. The shoe structure made in the park is inspired from the nursery rhyme; there was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe. The Hanging Garden which is very near to the park was made in the year 1881 by Ulhas Ghapokar.
It is an easily accessible tourist spot of the city. You can hire a taxi or auto to reach this famous park. Tourists can also reach the Charni Road station and then it takes about 15 minutes from here to reach from the Kamla Nehru Park.
Things to do and see in and around
There are other attractions near the park for the visitors which include the Girgaon Beach, Jain Temple, Chowpatty beach and the Banganga tank.
The park is an amazing place where you can indulge in a number of outdoor activities with your friends. The lovely sounds of the birds chirping create an awesome ambience inside the park.
Opening/Closing Timings and days
The Kamla Nehru Park remains open from 5 in the morning to 9 at the night.
No entry fee are charged from the visitors.
Best Time to Visit
Holidays in Mumbai are best enjoyed during the winter months when the climate is cool and pleasing and ideal for sightseeing.