Amidst the hustle-bustle of the city life stands the tranquil Pu La Deshpande Garden. Inspired by the renowned 300-year-old Okayama Korakuen Garden of Japan, Pu La Deshpande Garden is developed by Ikeda royal family in the 12 spacious hectares. The garden is named after Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, a Marathi writer who is also a Padma Bhushan awardee. Beautiful yet prestigious - Pu La Deshpande Garden is spread over 10 hectares with tiled passages flanked by the luscious grasses thronged with migratory birds. Walking on the lawn is strictly not allowed as it destroys the grass. With a variety of colorful flowers and other plants and water bodies, the garden showcases nature at its best.
The park is located on the Sinhagad Road; hardly three kilometers away from the Saras Baug. One can take an auto from anywhere in the city to reach the Pu La Deshpande Garden.
In the park, one can go for bird watching as there's continuous movement of the migratory birds. Nature lovers can enjoy here a long stroll on the tilled passages.
6:00 AM - 10:30 AM & 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Open all days
Throughout the year
Note: Inside the complex, photography is strictly prohibited.