Lumbini Park stands as one of the first-generation parks in Vizag with the sea on one side and hills on the other. It is found on the attractive beach road with Gautama Buddha sculpture within the middle of the park and is presented with idyllic sylvan hills on one side and also the blue ocean on the opposite could be a nice attraction to the tourist public. Spread across an area of 3.52 acres, the park was inaugurated by Rajana Ramani, former mayor of Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation) on June 6, 2001 in the presence of former Lok Sabha MP M.V.V.S Murthy, former Rajya Sabha MP Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad and MLA Pinniti Varalakshmi.
Lumbini Park’s development
The much awaited development of Lumbini Park near Appu Ghar on Beach Road will incur additional cost, the authorities have said, attributing it to some changes in the original plan. With the sea on one side and hills on the other, Lumbini Park, among the first-generation parks in the city, was chosen for redevelopment under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) in 2015-16 fiscal at an estimated cost 1.07 crore. The project was entrusted to APUGBC (Andhra Pradesh Urban Greening and Beautification Corporation).
According to APUGBC officials, now the park will have a five-metre-high Buddha statue instead of three metre as proposed in the original plan. “Apart from this, a retaining wall with grille on the rear and separate front wall and grille will be constructed. Instead of proposed ‘morrum’ (consolidated earth) pathway, a granite one with kerb stones will be laid. All these have pushed up the project cost,” said A.V.S.R.K. Appanna, Zonal Manager of APUGBC, adding that the costly kerb stones were being procured from Bengaluru.
Referring to the revised project cost, he said the MA&UD Department had issued order, according to administrative sanction, to release an additional amount of 1.48 lakh from the general funds of the GVMC. In the pipeline Besides the Buddha statue, Mr. Appanna said seven pillars with Buddhist motifs would also be installed. However, the existing sculptures depicting classical dance postures at the park would be retained.
“A round granite seating arrangement will be made. Flower Beds and children play area among others will come up. The existing canteen and booking office will be improved. About 30 % of the 1.83-acre park area will be reserved to develop greenery with small and ornamental plants. The works will be completed in the next two months.”
Entrance fee and Timings of Lumbini Park, Visakhapatnam
To visit Lumbini Park in Visakhapatnam, you must pay INR 10 per person and INR 5 per person for children. For children under 5, there are no charges. When you arrive at your schedule, you receive your tourists from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. all week long.
When is the Best Time to Visit Lumbini Park, Visakhapatnam?
As a Visakhapatnam citizen, you can make your way to Lumbini Park at any time of the day. But, if you travel to this city as a tourist, we recommend that you plan your trip during the winter season, that is, from November to February. Right now, the weather is pleasant, pleasant, and pleasant, making it a great place for people to relax and rejuvenate within the park.
How to Reach Lumbini Park, Visakhapatnam?
Since Visakhapatnam is connected to the most prominent cities in India by all modes of transportation, you don’t have to worry about commuting, no matter where it comes from. The different ways to get to the Lumbini Park in Visakhapatnam are:
Board a direct flight to Visakhapatnam International Airport to reach your destination in the shortest possible time. From there, hire a taxi to Lumbini Park, which is about 18 km away by car.
Take a train from Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Vijayawada, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, or any other city to experience a hassle-free rail journey to Visakhapatnam Junction. After arriving at the station, book a private taxi from the major car rental companies in Visakhapatnam to explore your comfort.
Lumbini Park is almost 5 km from the Visakhapatnam bus stop, which can be covered in 15-16 minutes if you come by car. For tourists, the APSRTC department also operates several local buses every day at pocket prices. So, you can choose how you want to travel.