Places To Visit Near Bangalore

Freedom Park
freedom park bangalore

Having gone through transformation, the Central Jail was rechristened as the Freedom Park and opened to public on the 2nd of March, LK Advani was the chief at the opening. Apart from being a historical moment, the inauguration led the political leader to think of his stay in the jail during the Emergency period between 1977 and 1979.
For Bangaloreans the revamped Central Jail with an all new name is nothing less than a dream come true. The architects behind the makeover are city based Mathew and Gosh Architects. Originally with a space of more than 22 acres, the park is now all set to become a 16 acre recreational centre apart from being a cultural hotspot, the proof of which comes in the form of an open- air amphitheatre that can seat 300 people. Despite having stood as a symbol of colonial rule for years, the situation is all set to change with the way the architectural aspect of this jail has been redefined.

What acted as the gallows before is an open space and if things go as planned, a modern version of the Belgaum Central Jail gallows will be built here. A structure that has often instilled fear in people's hearts, with the British having killed hundreds here, the Freedom Park has an all new look now. With a jail museum reverberating the past, the park also has six barracks turned into recreational spots where the public could actually take a walk. The cell yard is still the high walled structure that it was, only that the surroundings have changed and it bears several memories of the past.

Time:The timings of Freedom Park, Bengaluru are: 5a.m. to 8a.m. and 5p.m. to 8p.m.

How To Reach: 2 Km from mejestic to Freedom park
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