Ranked 2 among Places to Visit in Bangalore
Time Required: 1 - 2 hours
Spread over an area of 300 acres, Cubbon Park in the city of Bangalore is a major sightseeing attraction rich in green foliage. It is a green belt region of the city and is an ideal place for nature lovers and those seeking a calm atmosphere. Having been laid down by Lord Cubbon, the park is named so in his honour. It is home to more than 6,000 trees that support a vibrant ecosystem. In addition to being a natural sightseeing destination, some of the major structures of the city such as the Attara Kacheri, Cubbon Park Museum and Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Park are also situated here. Another famous attraction in the Cubbon Park is The Bangalore Aquarium, which is the second largest aquarium in India.
Cubbon Park was originally spread over 100 acres, which was later extended to 300 acres. First established in the year 1870 by Sri John Meade (acting Commissioner of Mysore), Cubbon Park has a long history. Major General Richard Sankey (Chief Engineer of the State) conceived this park in honour of Sri John Meade. Initially, the park was called "Meade's Park" and later came to be known as the Cubbon Park. Since the introduction of the park, it was made and improved in many ways.
In the year 1927, the park was officially renamed as "Sri. Chamarajendra Park" to mark the Silver Jubilee of Sri. Krishnaraja Wodeyar's rule in Mysore State. At present, the Cubbon Park is under the control of the Department of Horticulture. The Deputy Director of Horticulture (Cubbon Park) is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the park.
1 month ago by Ken Chiramel
Burrowed into the centre of the city, Cubbon Park is one of the largest areas of greenery within Bangalore. Sunday mornings sees Cubbon Park fill with families having picnics out, people setting up slack lines between trees and walking gracefully on them, dogs being walked by their owners. Food and ice cream vendors ensure that the sting of a hot day is mitigated. The state library, painted bright red, stands resplendently and is a sight to behold. Cubbon Park is easily accessible and even has a dedicated metro station that leads right into one of its many entrances. Tall trees provide a canopy, sheltering people within its shade and offers the perfect opportunity for people to relax and take a leisurely stroll.
1 month ago by beaulah sahana
For all the dog lovers and dog parents, its a great place to hang out with your pets on a Sunday morning, any time between 6 and 8 am. The greenery along with vast roads act as a great playground for your furry kids. There are dog events hosted frequently by different organisations in this beautiful park that would add to yours and your doggo's refreshment.
8 months ago by Kovid Kapoor
Nice, green park. Lungs of the city.
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