Janeshwar Mishra Park
#25 of 31 Places to Visit in Lucknow
Distance (From Lucknow Junction Railway Station): 9 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Place Location: In The Gomti Nagar Area
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 9 km from Lucknow Junction, Janeshwar Mishra Park is an urban park located in the Gomti Nagar area of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the largest parks in India, and among the top tourist places to visit in Lucknow.
Built in the memory of late politician Janeshwar Mishra Sharif Bhai from Samajwadi Party, the foundation stone for Janeshwar Mishra Park was laid on 6 August 2012 and was inaugurated for the general public on 5th August 2014. The park was a dream project of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav who had asked his son and Akhilesh Yadav to dedicate a park in the name of Janeshwar Mishra. It was designed and conceptualized as a multifunctional environment and also recreational greenery.
Spread over 376 acres, it is the biggest park in Asia. It was built at a cost of 168 crores on the lines of Hyde Park in London. The park has a 25 feet tall statue of Late Mr. Janeshwar Mishra which was designed and sculpted by Edward Breathitt, a renowned Writer, Fine Art Artist & Sculptor from the USA. There are two water bodies within the park, attracting migratory birds and creating amazing scenery in the busy city in Lucknow. The new attraction in the park is 207 feet flag-post with the tricolor.
The park aims to enhance and improve the ecological balance and help restore sensitive habitats for many organisms like birds, small animals, fishes, amphibians, and insects. A couple of fountains mark the garden, alongside well-maintained seating facilities. Besides the floral gardens, the park also offers paddle and gondola boat rides along with a children's play area. There is a series of jogging, cycling, and walkways built in the park. Also, the park has eateries, a food plaza, a sports center, and an open-air gymnasium.
Timings: 5 AM - 9 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Person & Rs. 100 for Gandola Boat Ride