Cubbon Park Bengaluru Overview
The landmark is also called as Sri Chamarajendra Park that was built up in 1870.
It is situated in the city covering the central administrative area of around 100 acres followed by the inclusion of expansion that counts out to be 300 acres.
About its origin
The park was built up by the then acting commissioner of Mysore, Sir John Meade in 1870 and initially, was named as Meade’s Park.
Later it was changed to Cubbon Park after the name of the then longest-serving commissioner, Sir Mark Cubbon.
In 1927, it was officially renamed as Sri Chamarajendra Park to pay tribute to the 19th-century ruler of the state and to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar’s rule in Mysore.
It is now under the regulation of the Horticulture Department of the Government of Karnataka.
Why is it popular?
The park holds the space covered green as a lung in the heart of the city with the library, museums, tennis academy, an aquarium, a toy train, and many statues and pavilions.
In the morning it adds itself as jogger’s paradise plus shows the Tabebuia trees in full bloom during springtime enhancing up the beauty of this park.
We can say it is an ideal place for nature lovers and for those who are looking for a calm place to relax having a sightseeing attraction rich in green foliage.
It counts out as the home of 6000 trees and also including the second largest aquarium in India that supports a vibrant ecosystem.
Talking about its main attraction it has multicolored exotic floral beds lining its various avenues near important administrative buildings. Lotus pond, Ringwood circle, the bamboo groove nook and dancing fountain with a bandstand adds to its beauty with importance.
Even numerous statues like that of King Edward VII, Queen Victoria, Major General Sir Mark Cubbon, Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar, Rajya Dhurandhara Sir K. Sheshadri Iyer are present in park complex as its attraction work.
People who pay a visit to the park have started calling Bangalore, the ‘Garden City’ of India.
It is magnificent and is beyond description plus supports some learning courses ranging from pottery to aero-modeling.