Pune is known for its awesome weather and many historical places. The city is surrounded by many naturally beautiful places, ideal for the weekend getaway. If you are living in Pune then one more interesting fact about the place is that it has many family-friendly places in it. These parks are located inside the city and very well connected with the local transportation. You can visit these parks or have a picnic there. Pune is surrounded with natural beauty and if you are looking for weekend getaway nearby then please check this as well. Following is the list of places in Pune, which can be visited with kids.
1. Rajiv Gandhi Zoo
Rajiv Gandhi zoo is located at katraj in Pune. This zoo is divided into three parts, zoo, snake park and animal orphanage. It is also known as Peshwe park. The zoo has various animals like porcupine, sloth bear, sambar, white tiger, royal Bengal tiger, nilgai, blackbuck, chinkara, wolf, elephant, vulture, eagle, peacock, Asiatic lions.
Entry Fee: Rs 3 for adults and Rs 2 for kids below 4feet.
Timing: 9.30 am to 5 Pm
2. Sambhaji Park
Sambhaji park is a perfect place for children, young as well as for seniors. It has a mini fort and big fountain which attracts many visitors. The big fountain located at the centre of the park enhances the beauty of the surroundings with its sparkling showers. The park has also a special play for children Jogging tracks and plenty of spaces are perfect for jogging and exercising. The park has the small aquarium and any aquatic lovers will surely like it. As it’s located in a central area, visitors can go shopping in the park.
Area: J.M. Road
Entry Fee: Free
Timing:8.30 am to 11.30am and 4.00 to 8.30pm
3. Saras Baugh
Saras Baugh has lush green gardens and known as one of the ancient places in Pune. Beautiful Ganesh temple makes the place spiritual. This temple has it’s own history and visited by many devotees daily. Spacious open space makes this place ideal for a picnic with children. This park is located near to the central market area of the city.
Entry Fee: Free
Timing: 9.30Am to 5.30 pm
Address: Pune Cantonment
This park has za oo and specious garden for children. This park has a small train for kids “Phool Rani”. Children can enjoy animal rides like horse riding and the park has boating.
Address: Municipal Colony, Sarasbaug.
5.Kamla Nehru Park
Kamala Nehru Park is another park in Pune.It has the play area for kids with swings and slides. While kids play adults can enjoy seating in greenery.
Entry Fee: Free
Timing : 06.00 A.M. to 11.00 A.M and 04.00 P.M. to 09.00 P.M
Address : Bhandarkar Road, Erandwane
Shaniwar Wada is the remains of an 18th-century fortressed palace from the Peshwa dynasty.This is also counted as one of the ancient places in pune. It offers a light and sound show- which shows an impression of how the fortress looked back in 17th century.The extraordinary 1-hour English-language show portrays the old fortress and the people who occupied it. It makes a perfect place for the picnic with kids.
Entry Fee: 25/ per head
Timing: 8.00Am to 6.00 pm
Address: Bajirao Road, kasba Peth
7. Vasantrao ekanath bagul udyan
Bagul udyan Sprawl over seven acres and it has an art gallery and a musical fountain as well. This park has the play area for children and jogging track for exercising. Park has well-spread out lawn where people can sit and enjoy the greenery. Not only this but also park has three dimension laser shows which attract more visitors. It’s must visit the place with the kids.
Adult: Rs 20
Child: Rs 10
Morning: 6 am to 10 am every day
Evening: 4 pm to 8:30 pm every day
8. Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is an awesome collection of jewellery , hookah pipes , kitchen utensils, swords, paintings, coins, chandeliers. It shows the vast culture and a tribute to everyday life in India, I also featuring an expansive collection of relics that capture the culture of the local people.
Located : south of mula river, central pune