FOR A WHIFF OF FRESH AIR
| Fresh air is fast
becoming a valuable commodity. Rapid expansion of
the concrete jungle is resulting in the decline
of nature's beauty.
such a situation, parks give you a break from pollution,
noise and dirt. They give you a glimpse of nature
and a whiff of fresh air. One such park is the Sanjeevaiah
Park, which has a serene atmosphere. Just the
right place for relaxing and enjoying.
The Sanjeevaiah Park, located on the other side
of the Tankbund near Begumpet is dotted with eucalyptus
and coconut trees. Surrounded by Hussain Sagar
lake on three sides, the Sanjeevaiah park attracts
people of all ages.
"The cool breeze of Hussain Sagar Lake and lush
green trees of the park makes me visit this park
every day," says Radhakrishna, a regular visitor
to this park. Couples of all ages sitting under
a tree and sharing nature's bliss is a common sight.
Sanjeevaiah Park also houses a Science Park.
With massive, life-like replicas of dinosaurs, the
Science Park has become a major attraction for school
children. Batches of enthusiastic students are often
found here, trying to learn more about the extinct
species. The lush green lawns and play equipment
makes children's visit enjoyable.
Sanjeevaiah Park is thronged by people particularly
on Sundays and holidays. "People come here with
their children and stay for a long time," says
a gardener of the park.
One of the biggest parks in twin cities, the foundation
stone of the Sanjeevaiah Park was laid in 1977 by
Jalagam Vengal Rao, former Chief Minister
of Andhra Pradesh. It was inaugurated in 1982 by
the then Chief Minister N T Rama Rao.
The 104-acre park also has a rock garden, a rose
garden, a floor clock, a nursery and the samadhi
of late Damodaram Sanjeevaiah, the former Chief
Minister of Andhra Pradesh. A boat club, like
the one available in the Lumbini Park, will soon
come up here.
The Sanjeevaiah Park is open from 9:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m. everyday.