Since we were at the park early, we wound up by 9.30am, had breakfast and were in Punit Van in about 10 minutes. Punit Van is another botanical garden. There is a large arch gate with grills at the entrance of the garden. We paid the entry fees and started exploring the garden.
The Government developed this garden in the recent years, namely in 2005 by planting approximately 3000 trees in it. Today, the garden, surrounded by greenery has several tourists, visitors and picnic goers thronging the place to spend some time outdoors.
This amazing park, with acres of land dedicated to it, and with several plants, trees and benches, enables the visitors to relax and rejuvenate themselves. The trees have names of planets, zodiac signs and stars. Each tree has an astrological significance to it.
The entire garden has four divisions, namely the Nakshatra Van, Rashi Van, Navgraha Van, Rashi Van and Panchavati Van. There is a long stretch of paved road, which the visitors use to walk or do the other forms of exercise. There are several benches, which the visitors can use to relax or just sit around and watch the activities going on in the park.
A beautiful fountain right in the middle of the garden mesmerizes both the young and the old alike. We walked around the park for a long time taking in the beauty of the place. We saw several beautiful flowers too. The atmosphere was cool enough to make my heart lighter. As with most of the gardens in Gandhinagar, this one too had a children’s park and recreational facilities.
People, both young and old, could play games and run around the park, meant for such activities. Nature lovers could go trekking here and the bird watchers will have the opportunity to spot several rare species of birds here. I did get a shot of some interesting birds and could hear the sounds of the birds, some of them very peculiar.
Living a hectic lifestyle but being a photographer with a passion, I found the visits to both the parks a very rejuvenating experience.