This is the former residence of Bal Thackeray. It is advisable to be politically diplomatic here and avoid any arguments. There are various places to see here, do find out the timings before visiting though.
Shivaji Park was created in 1925 by the Bombay Municipal Corporation during the British Rule in India. It is of historical and cultural value as a result of the political and social gatherings it has witnessed in both pre-independence and post-independence Mumbai. Here is a brief history of the largest park in the Island City.
Until the year 1927, the park was known as Mahim Park, and later it was named after the legendary Maratha warrior – Chhatrapati Shivaji. During the British India days, this park was the venue for freedom fighter gatherings. After independence in 1947, Shivaji Park was the focal point of the Samyukta Maharashtra movement (the struggle for a consolidated Maharashtra) that led to the present Maharashtra state being formed in 1960. Acharya Pralhad Keshav Atre, the legendary writer, journalist, playwright, poet and social leader, led this movement, addressing massive crowds on this ground, earning him the title of ‘Lord of Shivaji Park.’ It was declared a silence zone in May 2010 by the Bombay High Court.
Winters are the best time to visit the city when the weather is pleasant and enjoyable. Cool and perfect climate for outdoor activities and sightseeing. A lot of cultural fests also take place. Most preferable time of the year.
Visit Duration:2 to 3 Hours.
opening and closing time
Shivaji Park Timing: 05:30 am - 07:30 pm
ENTRY FEE - free
Shivaji Park is very popular amongst youngsters and cricketers. There are many people playing around.
It's great to see a piece of massive land kept open for the citizens to unwind & play some type of sports during the weekends & families take a stroll for a pick nick. Since its right in the heart of the city, access is very easy by local transportation as well..
Shivaji Park, situated in the heart of Mumbai, is a fascinating place, on account of its multipurpose uses. It has a number of cricket pitches, where local teams regularly play and practice. But the most conspicuous usage is for political rallies and demonstrations where politicians of all hues demonstrate their lung power with high pitch speeches to audiences from anywhere and everywhere, numbering at times in tens of thousands. Another significant usage is for official public functions of the state government. Really a fascinating ground, almost always in news.
Near By Attraction
Sri Marali Mandir
A distance between Dadar Station and Shivaji Park is 2 km or 1.2 miles or 1.1 nautical miles
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Interesting facts about Shivaji Park
One of the largest parks in Mumbai, Shivaji Park is situated in Dadar. A popular hub for political and social meetings, this park holds great historical and cultural significance since before India got independence. Named after the heroic leader- Chhatrapati Shivaji, this park was established by the Mumbai Municipal Corporation in 1925, during the British regime. The British acknowledged this name, owing to Shivaji's great command over the Marathi population. The park has a huge statue of Shivaji leading the way with his one arm outstretched. The entrance of this place also has a life-size idol of Meenatai Thackeray, late wife of Bal Thackeray.
Samarth Vyayam Mandir (gymnasium), Children's Park, Nana-Nani Park, and Udyan Ganesh Temple are important highlights of this park. It has well-laid pathways, lined with towering trees on either side, which are ideal for leisure walks. This park is also famous among cricket lovers and has been a training ground for many famous international cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, and Vinod Kambli.