Jai Prakash Udyan is one of the major tourist attractions in the city of Bhagalpur. Located at Khanjarpur, the place is renowned among locals and tourists alike for its lush greenery and beautiful environment.
It has a Doordarshan TV Centre in it. At Sandish Compound the political gathering, Fun Fair, Shopping sales, Music Events, New year events and independence day , republic day function ,Rawan and Kumbh karan effigy burning during Dashhara organized. Sandish Compound also used by Bhagalpur Peoples for Morning Walk, Evening Gathering. Children and Youth come here to play various games as – Cricket, Athletics, Volleyballs etc. This ground also used by various sports associations to organize Cricket and other sports tournament.
It is told that it was a big ditch. One collector of Bhagalpur whose name was Mr Sandish, during his morning walk started throwing debris in it as a result other passersby also did the same thing. Then an idea of filling it came under a systematic program which resulted in outcome of a good useful compound . Now the name has been changed to Gandhi Maidan.
Sandish Compound, also known as Jai Prakash Udyan, among the locals, is the largest park in the whole city. The park is spread over an area of almost 41 hectare or 307 bighas. This huge field consists of a botanical garden, an outdoor stadium, a huge park and much more. The park is a paradise for outdoor game lovers and especially cricket enthusiasts because of its huge outdoor playground.
There is a special outdoor Badminton court made for professional players but casual players can also enjoy this facility without any restrictions. Other than that, there is also a Tennis court and an open gym in the park accessible free of any charge to all the citizens of the city of Bhagalpur. There is a special playground for kids in the Park. The Park is cleaned on regular bases and to maintain cleanliness several dustbins have been installed in the park. In 1979, the facility of boat rides was started in the western side of the Jai Prakash Udyan for the entertainment of Park-goers. But the service came to a halt just after two months and hasn’t been started ever since. The bridge located over the park adds to the natural beauty of the park and offers a great view. There is a Watch Tower and Radar installed inside the park.
Best Time To Visit
Timings: 4. 00 AM – 8. 30 PM on all days of the week.
The entry to the park is free of any charge. The best time to visit the park is in the morning so one can have a breath of fresh air amidst nature.
Visitors ideally spend 1-2 hours in this massive park in different activities