“Priyadarshini Park and Sports Complex (PDP) at Napeansea Road (South Mumbai) is a multifaceted 20 acres manually nurtured garden and recreation centre by Malabar Hill Citizen Forum, since 1985 when an uneven rocky patch of land was handed over to them. Priyadarshini Garden has large Coconut trees, Joggers park, Recreational and Sport activities options, Annual Kite Festival, Cool Breeze sea frontal, Great Sunset view, and these are just few things to praise about the park. Below are more details, timings, entry fee free, contact and address..”
Open to public from early morning 5:00 Am till late evening 9:00 Pm, Priyadarshini Garden is a multifaceted park with wide open space located at posh location of South Mumbai called ‘Nepeansea Road’ exactly between Bhulabhai desai road (coming from famous area attractions like Mahalakshmi Temple and Haji Ali Dargah) towards Malabar Hills.
PDP as it is locally called, the lush green garden with 600 odd coconut trees was once a rocky patch of Malabar hills coastal. Malabar Hill Citizen Forum is an active group of this classy residential location of South Mumbai who takes care of every aspect of Park including sports activities. With perfect ambiance to fall in love, neat and well maintained, Local citizens loves this park area as its the only open space available and a real boon to urban life which faces wide Arabian sea, ideal place for daily jogging, yoga, walk, aerobics and other sports and athletic activities.
Although monsoons gives a natural green make up to this park, Citizen prefers to sit beside this sea facing garden and listen to soothing waves, seeing sunset, music and feel the cool breeze beating the summers heats. A perfect place for sports and recreational activities for kids and youth, ideal day outing location for family and friends group and as seen lately a safe lovers point for couple to cuddle and spend sweet time together.
What’s more ? This green cover in midst of high rising concrete is clean and very well maintained with no entry fees if you want to walk, do jogging, cycling, join laughter club and hang around with your beloved dog. No doubt why Malabar Hill and Nepeansea road residents praises Priyadarshini so much. If you prefer to get along with the sports activities inside Priyadarshini sports complex, Contact authorities of Malabar Hills citizen’s forum and pay required fees for all the listed sports activities like Athletics, Aerobics / Cross training, Football, Yoga, Basic and Advance level Tennis, Cross Fit (Reebok), Cycling, Laughter Club, Basketball, Martial Arts, Yoga, Gymnasium, Steam and Sauna and other special activities for children age between 2.5 years and 8. To enrol in all such activities, one needs to contact the sales office at contact number +91-22-23637186.
Little squirrels all around is here to give ideal company during sunset and walks or when you are just lying around the green lawn and trees of this garden. Don’t worry about basic snacks, drinking water, coconut water and wash room as they are all available inside. Park also has 8 Lane, 400 metre long synthetic track with Olympic level quality right in middle of the garden area, And also is 4 tennis courts. Still more ? you can futsal here as a small football court is available inside Priyadarshini which makes it a unique city park with lots of attractions. Yearly, International kite festival at around February 14th (During Sankranti Kite Festival) is another big attraction of this south Mumbai’s PDP.
I will also like to mention about 2 famous garden, a temple, beach and few other attractions not far from Priyadarshini. Head towards Malabar Hills and there is Hanging Garden and Kamla Nehru Park with adjacent attractions like Babulnath Temple, Chowpatty Beach and Taraporewala Aquarium all in same stretch. Also if you love nature and botanical gardens, Colaba’s BPT Garden, Also called ‘Sagar Upvan’ is a must visit.
Also know about Parsi Tower of Silence which restricted to community people only, But very much near this park.PDP Park Contact Address Timings
Address : Napeansea Road, Walkeshwar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026.
Contact : +91-22-23637186.
How to Reach : Nearest Railway Station Being Grant Road. If you want to cover Mahalakshmi temple and Haji Ali Dargah you can come via Mumbai Central / Mahalaxmi Railway Station. All this station are in sequence on western railway route. If you are coming via private vehicle like car, Come straight from National Highway 8 till Bandra and take the bridge that goes to Bandra Worli Sea Link, Once crossed and reached worli, Head right and you will see Haji ali, Little ahead you find this beautiful park.
Private taxi from any of these 3 station. Buses do ply to Priyadarshini as the bus stop is just near the entry gates.
Park Timings : Morning 5:00 Am till Late Evening 9:00 PM.
Car Parking : Roadside outside park is the only option.