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Sant Dnyaneshwar Udyan Largest Garden in Maharashtra

Paithan about this sound pronunciation (help·info)(Marathi: पैठण), formerly Pratishthana, is a city and a Municipal Council in Aurangabad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city was the capital of the Sātavāhana empire of ancient India that ruled from 2nd century BC to 2nd century AD. It is one of the few inland towns mentioned in the famous 1st century AD Greek book, Periplus Maris Erythraei. Paithan is located 56 km south of present-day Aurangābād on the Godavari River in Maharashtra. Paithan was home of the great Maharashtrian saint Eknath, whose “samadhi” can be found there.

Jnaneshwar Udyan or Dnyaneshwar Udyan is a garden in Maharashtra resembling the Brindavan Gardens near Mysore. It is situated by Nathsagar, the reservoir formed by the Jayakwadi Dam. It is located in the ancient town of Paithan which is 40 km south of Aurangabad. Out of an area of 125 hectares, orchids cover 26 hectares and 28 hectares are laid out as parks. Colourful flowerbeds, vast lawns and musical fountains are the attractions of the udyan. 

Ten plazas and twenty-two fountains are added features. More than a hundred thousand trees, in addition to the forty thousand fruit trees are the pride of the garden. There is also a nursery selling saplings and spices. It also has a children's play area, swimming pool and boat rides. It is named after the saint Jnaneshwar, whose native village was near Paithan. The lake of Nathsagar spread over 350 km² is a sanctuary for migratory flamingos and other birds. Male Masjid is near the garden, where the wedding ceremony between Emperor Akbar's son, Danial, and the princess of Bijapur, took place.

AirPorts Near By Paithan
Chikkalthana Airport
48 KM near.

RailWay Stations Connecting Paithan
Maharashtra,Aurangabad District,Aurangabad
48 KM near.

Maharashtra,Aurangabad District,Aurangabad
48 KM near. Major Near By Railway Station that connects to Maximum Number of Main stations in India.


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