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Mahatma Gandhi Park in Shimoga

Shimoga is a famous city in the state of Karnataka as it has many parks in and around it, which is also great for tourists to relax around. The Mahatma Gandhi Park is one among the numerous tourist spots and is the oldest park in Shimoga. At present, the Mahatma Gandhi Park has been re-modified by the Government with an investment of about ten crore Indian rupees.

Mahatma Gandhi Park in Shimoga
The Mahatma Gandhi Park in Shimoga flaunts a fresh look following its extravagant renovation

Facilities found in Mahatma Gandhi Park in Shimoga

The Mahatma Gandhi Park has been used widely by the locals in the city. The swimming pool in the park is the highlighted feature and kids are offered swimming classes during the summer camps that are organized by the authorities. The jogger’s path in the Mahatma Gandhi Park is good for morning walks and jogs, and the lush green surroundings makes it a refreshing one.

The play area for kids has many different games that are sure to attract every kid's attention. A small train runs in the park and one can find many attractive art works displayed here. The Zilla horticulture departments has its office in the park and it conducts annual exhibitions like Palla Pushpa pradarshana or Flower shows. The park also has an auditorium called as Ambedkar Bhavan and located on the eastern side of the park. There is also an aquarium in this park which has many different species of fishes, which is really a treat to watch. The entry fees to the park is very low, thus can afforded from anyone.

Reaching Mahatma Gandhi Park

The Mahatma Gandhi Park in Shimoga is well connected through various means of transport that makes it easier for both the public and tourists to reach the park from all regions.

By road
The Mahatma Gandhi Park is at a distance of about two kilometers from the Shimoga bus stand and the tourists can reach the park by taking any bus.

By rail

The Shimoga railway station is the nearest railway station to reach the park.

By air

The Shimoga airport is the nearest airport and the tourists can take any public transport to reach the Mahatma Gandhi Park.

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