One green square
We love this little oasis of a park that's an 8 minute walk from Mohana's. Yes, you have to brave rickshaw traffic, maneuver around exposed piping, cross three rather heart-stopping intersections and one big gross, trash-heaped mud puddle, pass through another park of sorts, and then head down a lane with stray dogs, but it is 100% worth the effort.
It's a wonderful enclave of big, old trees and - most fortunately - a padded track loop of ground up old tires, 8 laps of 'em to a mile. We love to come in the morning after breakfast and watch all the women in saris and salwars except for their tennis sneakers, power walking in small groups. A group of older men congregate there most days, all in white cotton, chatting away. And dotted here and there are students or professionals taking in the clean air, reading a book or practicing some pranayama. It's only a little green square in this massive, bustling dusty city, but it's obvious the people who come here thinks it's pretty great.
We also think their exercise illustrations are pretty great...