Cubbon Park, Bangalore India

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Introduction

This historic park in Bangalore officially known as Shri Chamarajendra park.

 It is located in the heart of the city in the central administrative area which includes the state legislative building—the Vidhaana saudha –the highcourt building—the Attara Kacheri and the number of other organisations.

History

This park has a history of over 100 years.

The acting commissioner of Mysore Sir John Meade established is in the year 1870.

Major general Richard Sankey conceived the vast landscape of the park. He was the chief engineer of the state.

The park was originally named Meade’s park as a mark of honour to Sir John Meade.

 Later on it became the Cubbon park.

In the year 1927 the park was officially re-named as Shri Chamarajendra park to commemorate the silver jubilee of Sri Krishna raja wodeyar’s rule in Mysore state.

 Features

Basically designed as a public park in an area of about 100 acres it has well-laid out walking paths running through the park.

It aims us protecting the environment and greenery. It also serves as an ideal place for the naturalists who study plants in this serenity.

The lush green park has many indigenous and exotic botanical species of plants.

 It has 68 genera and 96 species with a total of around 6000 plants/ trees of the locality.

 Adding to that many decorative and flowering trees both exotic and indigenous are found here.

Grevillea Robusta (silver oak) having the distinction of being the first oak introduced to Bangalore from Australia are still found in Cubbon Park very near to the Tennis Pavilion.

The terrace garden developed in the gradient from the Attara kacheri towards the east is a beautiful site to see.

 The Sheshadri iyer Memorial hall – now the city central library building is an artistic structure worth seeing.

Many attractive lawns are found here.

The Ringwood circle, lotus pond and bamboo grove nook are a must see places.

Statues

The Queen Victoria statue installed in 1906, Edward VII statue (1919), Major General Sir Mark Cubbon , Sri K. Sheshadri Iyer statue (1913), shri Chamarajendra wodeyar (1927) are all magnificient structures found in various locations of the park.

 All these make cubbon park a well-known tourist centre.

How to Reach and Exact Location

 One can reach Bangalore by air from anywhere of the country.

Bangalore also can be reached by rail and road from anywhere of the country.

After reaching the city every one can reach here by catching local buses and also can hire taxis or auto- rickshaws from anywhere throughout the city.

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