Home / India / Tourist Places / Bangalore / Cubbon Park : A Beautiful Park in the Heart of Bangalore

Cubbon Park : A Beautiful Park in the Heart of Bangalore

The Cubbon Park is situated within the heart of the Bangalore city in the Central Administrative area is named after Sir Mark Cubbon who laid the park. This park of Bangalore spreads an area acres and is quite frequented by both walkers as well as joggers. The park houses buildings that are aesthetically designed magnificent statutes of famous personalities and rich flora and fauna. The park is so popular that Bangalore is named Garden City after the park.

Cubbon Park : A Major Tourist Attraction of Bangalore

History

Cubbon Park was created in 1870 by the then British Chief Engineer of Mysore states.Major General Richard Sankey. The park originally covered the area of 100 acres which was later extended to 300 acres.

Cubbon Park, Bangalore
PC : http://blog.gyanlab.com/

At first the park was named as the Meade’s Park after the acting commissioner of Mysore(1870), Sir John Meade. It was later renamed as Cubbon Park after Sir Mark Cubbon, the longest serving commissioner of his time. In 1927 it was again given a name as Sir Chamarajendra Park after the renowned ruler Sir Chamarejendra Wodeyar.

Architecture

Lying in the heart of Bangalore Cubbon Park stands adorned with trees, flowerbeds and rolling lawns. There are statues of Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, Sir Chamarajendra Wodeyar, Sir Mark Cubbon and Sir.K.Sheshadri Iyer within the park premises.

There are numerous botanical species of both native and exotic types . There fore this place attracts a lot of nature lovers, students and researchers.

Toy Train at Cubbon Park, Bangalore

A number of neo classical styled government buildings are situated inside the park. The Public Library, the Government Museum and the High Court are also located inside the park.

There are elegantly adorned avenues in the park. An avenue of Swieteninas stretches along the northern side of the park, the road from the  Central Public Library to Hudson Circle has an avenue of aracecarias, a java fig avenue stands on the road leading to the Government Museum and the Chamarajendra statue to  Siddalingaiah Circle has an avenue of chestnut trees.

Cubbon Park in Bangalore

There is also an amusement park for the kids known as Jawahar Bal Bhawan where children can enjoy their Puttani Empress ride along with other games and  exciting activities.

For those who are looking for  some moments of peace and solitude in Bangalore, Cubbon  Park  is the  right option.

In the evening, when the fairy fountains are lit, the park attains such a magnificence which makes it cook incredible.

Timings

The park is open to the public at all times but the roads around the park are closed from 5:00A.M to 8:00A.M every day to provide more safety and  fresh environment for morning walkers and exercisers.

Location and Access

Cubbon park is  situated near Gandhi Nagar in the Centre Administrative Area of Bangalore, Karnataka. It is quite accessible from Hudson Circle MG road and  Ambedkar Veedhi.

Bangalore is well connected with other metro cities of  India through rail and air. It is easily accessible from all parts of the country. All locations of the park are accessible through walking paths.

There is no entry fee required to visit the park.

You may also like to Read : 

About Anirudh Singh

Anirudh Singh is a passionate Blogger and the man behind Amazing India Blog . He writes about wide range of topics but loves to write Travel Related Articles . He is the most viewed writer on Quora in Indian Passports, Aadhaar Number (UIDAI), PAN Card, Birth Certificates & Voter Identification Laws. Connect with him on Facebook.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *