The Indira Gandhi Park is located at about 2 km from the city centre in sector 4 on the Main Ring Road, in the state of Orissa. The place is well connected via all means of transport.
The Indira Gandhi Park is the largest park in Orissa sprawling over a region of 42 sections of land. The park has been kept in a well maintained and good condition. It is adorned with beautiful gardens and grass pastures. The garden in the Indira Gandhi Park includes diverse assortments of streaming plant, rose garden, Japanese garden and a wellspring. The scaled down zoo in the recreation centre is the home to assortment of creatures and flying creatures like wild bears, deer, crocodile, peacocks, variety of parrots, Fowls, Ibis, storks etc.
The aquarium is involved with alluring and brilliant assortments of fish. Dolls from various nations are shown in the dolls exhibition hall. Indira Gandhi pond is a small lake inside the park with a boating facility. There are toy trains which are meant for children runs around the pond. There is a big tower here and from the top of it, one can get a breath-taking view of the city. Boating facilities are also provided for the tourists. There is a Hands of Steel structure or the Ten Million Monument inside the park. The Rose garden a season attraction. Roses are planted in November and flowers January onward to last for next two months. Every day musical fountains are switched on in the evening. The show runs for half an hour. It can be enjoyed sitting in the lawns nearby.
People ideally spend 1 to 2 hours in The Indira Gandhi Park enjoying in the wonderful garden, in the zoo, seeing colourful fishes in the aquarium. For kids, dolls exhibition and toy trains remain the major attraction. One can also enjoy fishing and boating in the pond. Best time to visit the park is during the spring season.
The lawns of the park are well maintained and there are enough benches to sit and enjoy in the calm and refreshing ambience of the park. There are two food courts for snack which mostly sells packed food and beverages. The doll museum housing myriad dolls of different sizes and shapes is a delight for children. It also has a toy train ride which is a favourite amongst children. One can head out to this place for a delightful experience with friends and family on a weekend. The Indira Gandhi park remains open on Tuesday to Sunday and can be visited during timings 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM. It remains closed on Mondays and National Holidays. The entry fee for the park is INR 3 per person.