As summers have begun in India, the holidays for schools and colleges have already been declared and children will be excited to visit various places and spend time with their family and friends. Especially, in the financial capital of the country, people hardly find time to enjoy for themselves and with family. Mumbai is famous for its tourist attractions, commercial hubs and government bodies. People living here always look forward for an opportunity to explore the city and its tourist places along with their family.
One of such place in Mumbai where all the age groups can enjoy equally is VeermataJijamataUdyaan.It is a zoo in Mumbai where there are different varieties of birds and animals for the visitors to see and enjoy. It is located in the heart of Mumbai, Byculla in around 52 acres of area. The attraction of this zoo is penguin which is brought in recent years. It is established in 1861 and is donated to Mumbai Corporation by Mr. David Sassoon. People in Mumbai refer it with different names such as JijamataUdyaan, Rani Baug, Byculla zoo etc., This zoo also has an internal garden with lush green trees. According to newspapers of Karnataka, there are 3213 trees of 57 families.
Presently this zoo is under revamp process where zoo authorities are trying to bring wide varieties of animals like hippos, Lions, Giraffes, wild dogs etc. The latest addition to the zoo is 8 penguins of Humboldt type. The zoo authorities have prepared a special region which has 16 degrees’ temperature for these penguins and they are almost ready for public visit. This is the best place for children as they can see many animals and birds at a place and can also rest at the garden.
The Zoo in Mumbai gives the kids a feeling that real animals do exist rather than being a part of the world of fantasy. The children are also taught that the animals need to be respected whether they are in cages or not.
The other picnic location in Mumbai is Wonders Park. This park is located in Nerul, Navi Mumbai and open for 6 hours in the morning and 6 hours in the evening for 6 days of the week. The park is closed on Mondays. There are rides and miniature replicas of Seven Wonders of the World. These beautiful replicas stand as an attraction to the park. Along with these, there is also a lake called Khandoli Lake giving a peaceful view to the visitors, Toy train which is one of the highest demanded rides in the park, and there are also cycling and jogging tracks for those who love cycling and jogging. Most of the children who visit this park would like to get a toy train ride and even adults enjoy this ride. They sell only 500 tickets per day for toy-train. People who want to take this ride needs to reach early as there is a possibility of tickets getting over. People also enjoy other Hi-tech rides like ferries wheel. Apart from these there are also some creative sculptures in the park like two hands emerging from water to catch a tennis ball, watermelon house etc. People can visit this park in the evenings to spend some quality time with children and re-energise themselves.