Buddha Jayanti Park:
The great Kalinga war in 261 BC saw Buddhism being embraced and the religion bearing its mark in a number of Buddhist historical sites in the city. The Buddha Jayanti Park commemorates this history with green acres of land complete with pathways, a lake, an abundance of trees, shrubs and flowers and a Buddha Stupa to crown it all. The peaceful environment of the park is all absorbing making it a perfect place to just unwind and relax.
Ekamra Kanan is a botanical garden in Bhubaneshwar that is spread out over 512 acres of land. The park is beautified with its many rose gardens and nursery. A lake within the park provides a picturesque view of the surroundings. A greenhouse in the shape of a pyramid is one of the focal features of the park. Playgrounds for children are scattered around while visitors can avail of boating facilities or just revel in the idyllic scenery.
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Nandan Kanan National Park:
Situated 20 kms from Bhubaneshwar, this biological park is nicknamed Garden of the Gods and with good reason. The park which stretches across the Chandaka forest is a natural habitat for thriving flora and fauna. Nandan Kanan is home to India’s very first gharial breeding centre and is world-renowned for its white tigers that are housed in the park’s zoo. Other features of the park are a reptile farm, nocturnal animal house, white tiger and lion safaris and boating facilities all of which constitute a rich and rewarding experience.
Mahatma Gandhi Park:
Mahatma Gandhi Park developed by the Bhubaneswar Development Authority is made up of beautiful landscaped lawns that are bejeweled with rockeries, a stream and fountain. The park also contains a jogging track for fitness freaks. A garden lighting system lights up the park in the evening. A giant statue of Mahatma Gandhi sitting in a prayerful stance is one of the many attractions among visitors who come to pay their homage.
As the name states, the garden is features an extensive collection of cacti. Cactus Garden is closely situated near Ekamra Kanan and Nicco Park and therefore sees a lot of visitors and tourists who come to take in the scenic beauty of the garden.