Considered one of the most beautiful gardens in Pune, the Osho Garden is a Japanese Zen garden founded by Shunyo foundation. It was built in 1994 on a nullah and hence it is also known as Nala Park. The holding ponds along with selected plants and stones were used to purify the polluted water. The Osho International Commune looks after this garden.
Situated behind the Osho Ashram in the Koregaon Park area of Pune, the Osho Garden covers a total area of 5 hectares. As this garden-cum-park is situated near the main city, it becomes easy for the Punekars to come here and enjoy its beauty. The very beauty lies in the environment that it provides, which is very natural, calming, and soothing. It allows you to get closer with inner self and nature. The beauty and the picturesque view of the garden will captivate you from the word go. While passing by the park through a small pathway, you will come across a shady place along with a statue of Buddha and white stones, which serves as a pleasing resting place for visitors. Plus, the birds energize and revive the atmosphere with their chirping. In addition, the sound of water makes the environment peaceful and rejuvenating. You will also find bridges made up of stones, and bamboo trees which add to the grandeur of the park. You will also enjoy viewing the lush greenery, beautiful rock gardens, and wooden pathways in the park. Plus, a variety of trees, herbs, and shrubs highlights the diversity of nature. The park is so beautiful and magnificent that you will never come to know that it was once a nullah until you read it somewhere. In fact, it is very difficult to believe so.
All the people right from children to the old ones enjoy visiting and revisiting the Osho Garden. The children accompanied by parents enjoy the feel of the garden whereas the people enjoy spending time with their family or friends. The college students find it pleasant for study purposes or to get refreshed while the Ashram members meditate here daily. This park also has a jogging track, which is convenient in all terms. Fitness freaks as well as the old ones enjoy their morning and evening walks or jogs there as the facilities along with the surroundings make it a perfect place for exercises. The working professionals find spending time in the park relaxing and refreshing after a hectic day.
The Osho Garden is open for all unlike the Osho International Meditation Resort. It remains open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. everyday. It will be better to opt for Pune Darshan bus or you can hire a rickshaw from Bund Garden road to reach there. Thus it is a place that you can visit again and again, but if you have not visited it yet then you must visit it to sense its beauty and feel close to the nature.
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