Saras Garden Overview

Ranked 11 of 410 sightseeing in Pune

Saras Garden is located in the background of Parvati Hills. Constructed by Nanasaheb Peshwa, the garden has fountains and lush green lawns. In the garden, a temple is also present. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the temple was constructed in 1774 by Madhavrao Peshwa. The garden also contains Ganesh Murthi Museum, enclosing large number of Ganesh statues. In early morning as well as evening, joggers and walkers frequent the garden.

Soon after completion of Shree Devdeveshwar Temple on Parvati Hill in the 18th century, Nanasaheb Peshwa decided to beautify the environs of the hill. Owing to this, he constructed a lake at the foothills of Parvati Hill. In the centre of the lake was established an island of about 25,000 sq ft area. Later, on the island, a beautiful garden was created. Sawai Madhavrao Peshwa built a temple dedicated to Shree Siddhivinayak Gajanan in 1784. 

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What travellers are saying about Saras Garden

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
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  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:30 AM -5:30 PM
9:30 AM -5:30 PM
9:30 AM -5:30 PM
Public Holidays:
9:30 AM -5:30 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Avinash Gaikwad

Avinash Gaikwad3.6/5

1 review

Best for timepass

Family point and couple point also food also available there one Ganesh Temple over there best food near to bagh best garden over there kid ground also available.
  • Best for timepass

Shiva Ukali

Shiva Ukali3.6/5

84 reviews

Great place for peaceful time spend

This garden is awesome for peaceful time spending. EThis garden situated in heart of Pune swargate from where all spots are closer.This garden named for a bird "saras"(crane). Saras garden is also famous for the Sidhhivinayak ganesh temple which is in garden. The foods are available at lowest cost.Everyone should visit this garden.#pride_pune
  • Great place for peaceful time spend

Mandar Pasalkar

Mandar Pasalkar3.6/5

20 reviews

Green spot in the heart of city

Baug means garden in local language, so as name says it is garden, not very big not very small.This place is famous from the times of Peshwa, in old days you need a boat to reach the temple but now lake is converted into green garden.So if you like to visit Ganpati temple you can visit here it wont take more than an hour to complete.There is small museum behind temple(not sure of timing)some interesting Ganpati statues you will find.

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Vibhor Dube

Vibhor Dube4.3/5

8 reviews

Must visit if nearby

Saras Baug is located in the heart of the city. The garden is huge and is properly maintained. There is a Lord Ganesha Temple in the middle of the garden. There are many fast food stalls around the entrance of the garden. Must visit place if you are in Pune, don't miss it.Paid parking is available right opposite to the garden's entrance. There is a foot over-bridge right outside the parking which will take you inside the garden.

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Deepa Kumar

Deepa Kumar4.3/5

28 reviews

Very beautiful garden

It is a very beautiful garden situated in the Sarasbaug area. Good place for a evening trip with children. Lot of play area for kids. Lot of beautiful flowers. There is Ganesha temple inside the garden.

Channabasveshwarayya Kalmath

Channabasveshwarayya Kalmath5.0/5

65 reviews

A place located in the centre of Pune town

This place is located in the centre of Pune town. The place where the park is now was once a small Lake. When the Lake dried up it was developed as Saras Baug Park for tourist attraction. There is an temple with small museum with ganesh idols. There is nice garden with lotus lake. It's been beautifully maintained by the local government.

Ashish Khemka

Ashish Khemka3.9/5

11 reviews

Superbly maintained park and loved the

We have been to Pune to attend a wedding, along with that we decided to sneak into the city for couple of days, and it was indeed a brilliant experience. Of all the parks in Pune I visited, this one is best in all must visit place.

Janki Dehsmane

Janki Dehsmane4.6/5

3 reviews

Superb evening park and loved it

It is the best place to visit in the evening, lovely ambiance, superbly maintained park, play area for kids and nominal entry fee. It was really a brilliant experience to spend couple of hours here, recommended.

Anuja Ganeshan

Anuja Ganeshan4.3/5

2 reviews

Spend some quality time

It was really a peaceful location to spend some quality time with friends. I have been to Pune on professional visit during which with office colleagues for an evening stroll and it was great experience, definitely recommended.

Pratik Chabria

Pratik Chabria3.6/5

1 review

Pleasant for enjoying with family

You can have a good time with family and you can enjoy some eatables around like bhel and chat which are quite yummy and there is also a Ganesh Temple which is also a good attraction of the area. You can play games like badminton and running games, plenty of space in the garden and you can spend some time pleasantly.

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Shiva Ukali

Saras Garden, Pune
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Avinash Gaikwad

Saras Garden, Pune