To truly feel one with nature, we need to be surrounded by it. With a busy city life, it’s easy to feel distant and disconnected and as a result, forget about the importance of conservation of green spaces. Here are a few places that you must visit to #FindYourGreen:
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, West Bengal
What can be a better inspiration to #FindYourGreen than the biggest tree in the world? This botanical garden is home to a Great Banyan tree which is 330 metres in circumference. The garden also has a beautiful water lily pond and various plant, animal and bird species to marvel at. Don’t miss out on the boat ride on the serpentine lake! This place is a total green haven hidden inside a concrete jungle.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam
Pobitora runs a successful breeding programme for Rhinos called the “Indian Rhino Vision 2020” and is now home to a large number of one-horned Rhinos. This sprawling green space is also home to various migratory birds, deer and even wild leopards. Enjoy a jeep safari amidst the greenery and spot your favourite wild animals!
Kukrail Forest Reserve, Lucknow
A stream runs through this picturesque forest which has been developed by the Forest Department. This scenic space is home to a large population of crocodiles, turtles, deer and birds. It makes a great spot for a picnic away from the city and also has its own park for children.
Pu La Deshpande Udyan, Pune
This spot of serenity is located right in the city. Pack a picnic basket, a good book and spend your weekend listening to the peaceful flow of the natural canal amidst the park. This beautifully landscaped garden greatly contributes towards the greenery in the city.
Chota Kashmir Park, Mumbai
Hop on to a boat to explore this nook of green hidden away in the buzzing city of Mumbai. Experience the calm and quiet with the peaceful chirping of various birds from this mini-forest. Tucked away in Aarey Milk Colony, this is a real hidden gem!
What’s your favourite green get-away? Tell us in the comments down below!