Cubbon Park is Spread over 300 acres of land and officially known as Sri. Chamarajendra Park and is based in the Central Administrative Area. The park houses and provides a green environment to the State Library, the Vidhana Soudha, and the Attara Kacheri, made in the year 1870 by the then-acting Commissioner of Mysore, Sir John Meade, and was basically designed as a public park in an area of about 100 acres.
The idea of the spacious area of the park was conceived by Major General Richard Sankey, the then Chief Engineer of the State. In honor of Sir John Meade, initially, the park was named “Meade’s Park”, but later it was renamed Cubbon Park in honor of Sir Mark Cubbon, the longest-serving commissioner of that time. Since its inception, the park has been regularly developed and improved by adding new structures. In 1927, the park was officially renamed “Sri. Chamarajendra Park” to memorialize the Silver Jubilee of Sri. Krishnaraja Wodeyar’s rule in Mysore State.
It has motorable roads which are used by light motor vehicles only. The roads are not accessible during the early dawn hours i.e. from 5 AM to 8 AM for the safety of morning walkers. That’s why it is the best time for taking fresh air among locals. The area boasts of many exotic and indigenous botanical species having about 68 genera and 96 species with a total number of around 6000 trees or plants. One can see here indigenous species of plants like Cassia fistula, Artocarpus, Ficus, and Polyalthias and exotic species such as Bamboo, Castanospermum Australe, Araucaria, Grevillea robusta, Peltophorum Schinus molle, and Millettia. Other than these varieties, many flowering trees and ornamental plants are planted in the area. There is an oak tree, Grevillea robusta (silver oak) which boasts of being the first oak introduced to Bangalore from Australia and is situated next to the tennis pavilion. With so much offering of flora, it’s a perfect place for botany teachers as well as students to learn and research.
There are many magnificent statues of prominent personalities that are installed inside the park. Major General Sir Mark Cubbon’s statue stands grandly near the terrace garden. Sri. Chamarajendra Wodeyar’s effigy with a fountain in the front is established in the center of the park near the tennis pavilion. The Queen Victoria statue is installed in a corner of the park near the Mahatma Gandhi Circle. For kids, there is a children’s park where they can enjoy a ride in the toy train, Puttani Express, and can visit the Doll Museum.
Timings to Visit
5:00 AM – 6:00 PM
*Note: Mondays and Second Tuesdays of Everymonth are Closed.
Cubbon Park Entry Fee
Time Taking: 1-2 hours.
Best times to Visit
October to March.
Official Website of Cubbon Park Bangalore
How to Reach
By Air: Kempegowda International Airport – 31.4km
By Train: Bangalore City Junction Railway Station – 4.8km
By Bus: Kempegowda Bus Station – 3.2km
Cubbon Park Address
Kasturba Road, Behind High Court of Karnataka Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagara, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001.
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