Harding Park

Veerchand Patel Road Area
Patna, BR - 800001

Type: Parks
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Hardinge Park, officially known as Shaheed Veer Kunwar Singh Azadi Park, is a public park in the city of Patna, Bihar. Built by the British Raj in 1916, this park holds historical significance and offers a tranquil escape for visitors.

Here are some key details about Hardinge Park:

  • Origins and Honors:
  • Initially named after Viceroy Charles Hardinge, it was built in his honor. Lord Hardinge played a crucial role in the establishment of Bihar as a separate province.
  • The park served as Patna’s first public park and was officially opened to the public on January 31, 1916, by the then Lieutenant-Governor of Bihar and Orissa, Edward Albert Gait.
  • A 5-tonne life-size bronze statue of Lord Hardinge, created by renowned British sculptor Herbert Hampton, once graced the park. However, due to protests in the late 1960s, the statue was removed and later placed in the Patna Museum.
  • The park’s name was changed to Shaheed Veer Kunwar Singh Azadi Park after India gained independence. It commemorates Kunwar Singh, a notable leader during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
  • Design and Location:
  • Hardinge Park covers an area of 22 acres and is somewhat triangular.
  • Ornamental fountains dot the park, and perpendicular pathways crisscross the area.
  • It is situated between Patna Junction and the Bihar Secretariat.
  • Historical Events:
  • In 1921, the park hosted a garden party for the then Prince of Wales, Edward VIII, during his visit to Patna.
  • The park completed its centenary in 2016.

Hardinge Park stands as a testament to history, greenery, and the spirit of Bihar.

Besides this park, there are eighteen more parks listed in Patna. There's also twenty-four attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Harding Park on the map above.

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