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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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