| Maharashtra | Paithan|
Dnyaneshwar Udyan is the largest garden in Maharashtra resembling the Vrindavan Gardens of Bangalore, situated on the banks of Nathsagar Lake. It is located in the ancient town of Paithan which is 50 km south of Aurangabad. Out of the 125 hectares, orchids cover 26 hectares, 28 hectares are laid out as parks and 15 hectares beautified with floriculture. Colourful flowerbeds, vast lawns and musical fountains are the attractions of the udyan. Ten plazas (raised platforms), twenty-two fountains are added features. More than a hundred thousand trees, in addition to the forty thousand fruit trees are the pride of the garden. There is also a nursery selling saplings and spices. A children's play area, swimming pool and boat rides make this spot ideal for weekend picnics. Evenings are the best time to visit Dnyaneshwar Udyan.
The Nathsagar Lake spread over 500 sq km is a sanctuary for migratory flamingoes and other birds. From the resthouse here, visitors can enjoy an exemplary view of the birds in their natural habitat. Male Masjit is near the garden, where the wedding ceremony between Emperor Akbar's son, Danial, and the princess of Bijapur, took place.
Aurangabad Railway Station, 50 km away is the nearest railroad access. Aurangabad Airport is 50 km from the town.
Updated on 10th November, 2015
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