What are the best parks in Mumbai?

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Rakhee Ghelani

Mumbai isn't known for its parks, but there are some lovely spots that can be found around the city if you want to have a picnic or perhaps go jogging.  Some lovely parks to visit include:

Kamala Nehru Park

Tucked away in the lovely suburb of Malabar Hill, Kamala Nehru Park has a spectacular view over the Arabian Sea and Marine Drive, making it a good place for a picnic.  It also has the Boot House, which is a depiction of the nursery rhyme about the old woman who lived in a shoe, which is great fun for children to explore. 

Shivaji Park

Mid-town in Dadar is Shivaji Park, which is the largest park in Mumbai. The park has some historical statues including one of its namesake Chhatrapati Shivaji, who was a famous Marathi warrior highly revered in Mumbai. Here you can also find a few different park areas including the Nana-Nani Park (Grandfather Grandmother Park), Children's Park and the Scout's Pavillion.  There is also a gymnasium, temple and library. 

Joggers Park 

As it's name suggests, Joggers Park is where many locals come to get some exercise. Located in the seaside suburb of Bandra, this park isn't just for athletes though, nowadays you can find plenty of young couples sitting around the park courting.  Nearby are two famous promenades, Carter Road and Bandra Bandstand which are also good places to go jogging or just people watch. 

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