BN Vaidya Udyan in Dadar, Mumbai, is a peaceful haven for children and the elderly.

The triangular-shaped Professor B N Vaidya Garden is located in the Hindu Colony near BAPS Narayan Mandir . The garden is divided into two sections, one for the elderly and the other for children .

Written by Pranay ManiarThe triangular-shaped Professor B N Vaidya Garden is surrounded by palm trees, shrubbery, benches, and a walking track in Dadar's hustle and bustle.It is located in the Hindu Colony near BAPS Narayan Mandir, right across the street from Dr. BR Ambedkar's former residence, and runs parallel to the Dadar central station.Senior citizens are usually invited for a quiet stroll or to speak with them at 8 a.m. the well-maintained garden with its manicured lawns and neatly trimmed shrubs gets busy early in the morning.As the afternoon sun sets in, the visitors gradually trickle out.

There's a walking track, benches, and a fountain in the senior section.They are most often seen in the mornings and evenings in the garden, sitting on the benches or swings, engaged in discussions, or walking on the track.The other half of the garden includes a sand bed that can be used as a play area for children aged two to eight who are often accompanied by their parents or grandparents.Students from the nearby IES School begin arriving around 2-3 p.m., and a bigger crowd arrives after 4 p.m., when the space begins to fill up with toddlers and kids who come to play on the slides and swings.