In what is a huge blessing for nature lovers, the parks in Powai are amongst the best parks in Mumbai.

Each park has its unique appeal, which ensures that there is somewhere for everyone at all times of the day.

This guide to the top 5 parks in Powai will help you find the perfect place to relax!

1. Nirvana Park

The largest and most attractively landscaped park in Powai, Nirvana Park really feels like a piece of Nirvana in Hiranandani Gardens. As its name suggests, it has an oriental theme. Inside you can relax amongst Asian inspired lanterns, trickling water, fish ponds, and private pavilions. There is also a limited children’s play area.

Timings: daily from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Best suited to: couples and families.

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2. Forest Park

Wild and jungli , it’s is hard to believe that Forest Park is located in the middle of a developed area. It feels more like being in the woods. The park is particularly appealing in the monsoon season, just after it has rained, when the earth smells the richest and freshest. There are walking tracks, and seats nestled randomly and cozily into the foliage.

Timings: open all day.
Best suited to: those seeking solitude.

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3. Hiranandani Garden Park

Another large park in Powai, the simply named Hiranandani Garden isn’t as attractively landscaped as Nirvana Park, although it’s still very well maintained and offers quite a few distinct benefits. The spaciousness of the park, with its vast open areas, makes it perfect for children who want to run around and play games. There’s also a playground to cater for smaller children. Those who like walking or jogging will appreciate the park’s paved circular track, and early opening time.

Timings: 5.30 a.m. until 9 a.m., and again in the evening from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Best suited to: joggers and children.

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4. Heritage Garden

Heritage Garden is another spacious, well maintained park in Powai. Although it’s not as large as Nirvana Park or Hiranandani Garden Park, it still has plenty of room to walk, relax, or play. The main feature of Heritage Garden is its circular walking track. It also has a few sculptures dotted through it, large gazebo for relaxing in, and a separate playground for children. If you look carefully, you might even see a small squirrel or two!

Timings: 5 a.m. until 9.30 a.m. and again in the afternoon from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. The children’s playground is open from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. only.
Best suited to: joggers and children.

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5. Powai Lake

Powai Lake, one of Powai’s most notable features, is an appealing place to spend time. A stroll along the pathways around Powai Lake is really relaxing, and you’ll be able to enjoy spotting a variety of water birds (just watch out for crocodiles!). The lake is undergoing a soon to be completed beautification program.

Timings: open all day.
Best suited to: couples and families.

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