Places To Visit Near Bangalore

The Cubbon Park
cubbon park bangalore

The Cubbon Park, officially known as Sri. Chamarajendra Park, is an historic park, located in the heart of city in the Central Administrative Area. The park provides sylvan surroundings to the State Legislature building the Vidhana Soudha, the High Court Buildings the Attara Kacheri and a number of other organizations located along the periphery and within the park which constitute the Central Administrative Area.

The Cubbon Park has a history of over 100 years. It was established in the year 1870 by Sri John Meade, the then acting Commissioner of Mysore. The vast landscape of the park was conceived by Major General Richard Sankey, the then Chief Engineer of the State. As a mark of honour to Sri John Meade, the park was initially named as Meade's Park and subsequently it was called the Cubbon Park. Since the inception of the park, it was developed and improved by adding new structures and features. In the year 1927, the park was officially renamed as Sri. Chamarajendra Park to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Sri. Krishnaraja Wodeyar's rule in Mysore State.

Cubbon Park was basically designed as a public park in an area of about 100 acres and expanded over the years. The park has a predominant green area with a few concrete buildings, housing government and other organizations offices. The park has many motorable roads. It also has well laid out walking paths running through the park. It serves as a nature public park, at the same time aims at protecting the environment and greenery. It is a major lung space of Bangalore and a location for early morning walkers, so also for naturalists who study plants in the serene natural environment.

Time: The park remains open to all at all hours of the day. However it remains a silent zone between 5 pm to 8pm in the evening.

How To Reach: Though it is a landmark in itself, its location near the High Court makes Cubbon Park easily accessible. A BTIS (Bangalore Transport Information System) bus can drop you at the park with ease or you can also hire your private taxi or a cab to reach the place.
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