“ Adventure is worthwhile. ” – Aesop ,   “The Traveller sees what he sees. The Tourist sees what he has come to see.” –G.K.Chesterton,   “ For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. ” – Robert Louis Stevenson ,   “The world is a book, & those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine ,   “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta ,   “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin ,   “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill ,   “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher ,   “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert ,    “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous,   “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark ,   “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen ,   “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain ,   “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide ,   “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson ,   “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca ,   “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain ,   “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Anonymous ,   “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous ,   “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley ,   “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury ,   “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” — Peter Hoeg ,   “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor ,   “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck ,   “When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen ,   “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller ,   “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block ,   “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman ,   “He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery ,   “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace ,   “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien ,   “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes ,   “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman ,   “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch ,   “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller ,    “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry ,   “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle ,   “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less travelled by.” – Robert Frost ,   “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” – Charles Dudley Warner ,   “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville ,   “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” ~ Matthew Karsten.

  EMPRESS GARDEN - MUMBAI



  • The Empress Garden is managed by the Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India.
  • The Society has been managing the Empress Garden since 1880, with an aim to nurture and preserve flora of the region.
  • The Garden covers a sprawling 39 acres, and is home to many rare species of trees and flowers.
  • The Society organizes annual flower shows and arranges various programs throughout the year to create environmental awareness among people.
  • The well landscaped garden consists of lush green lawns, abundant flora and fauna, play area for kids, and a snack shack. The park has a quaint stream of water flowing throughout the garden, and is a delight for nature lovers.
  • The Empress Botanical Garden is amongst the most historic and botanically important gardens in the Pune region. It was initially a “Soldiers Garden”. The Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India has been managing the Empress Garden since 1892.
  • The land where the garden today stands was initially the property of a man known as Sardar Vithalrao Purandhare. However, its maintenance work was looked over by a General Finjer.
  • In the year 1838, the ownership of the garden passed into the hands of the Government. In 1845, it further changed hands and came into the possession of Sir Charles Napier. Throughout his ownership, the garden was known as the 'Garden of Dr. Don'. The name 'Empress Garden' was given to the botanical park in honor of Queen Victoria, when she won the title of 'Empress of India'.
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