Cubbon Park in Bangalore History, Architecture, Timings
Cubbon Park is the most attractive sightseeing place in Bangalore which is spread over 300 acres. The place is the most famous for its greenery. The park is home for more than 7,000 trees. A park is an amazing place for nature lovers. The park houses Attara Kacheri, Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Park along with the Cubbon Park. The Cubbon Park also houses the 2nd largest aquarium in India.
The park was first spread over 100 acres and later extended to 300 acres. The park was 1st established in 1870 and was named as Meade’s Park. Officially in the year 1927, the name was named as “Sri Chamarajendra Park”.
Architecture of Cubbon Park:
The park is full of greenery and has well-laid-out roads for walking. From 5:00 AM to 8:00 AM. The place is filled with full of green plants and trees and is the lungs if the city, Bangalore. The attractions of the Park are-
Attara Kacheri is the building that accommodates the High court of Karnataka. The stones are coloured in bright red and are in Gothic Style Architecture.
The museum is the place which is built in 1876 by Colonel Sankey. It is just similar to the Attara Kacheri and houses specimens of Vijayanagara and Halebid Architecture, Antiques from Mohenjodaro period and ancient coins and stone.
Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Hall is built in the year 1915. The memorial has the library and is the summit of the Karnataka Public Libraries System. The library has more than 2.65 Lakhs of Books including Braille Section.
Aquarium in Cubbon Park:
The park offers the visitor to enjoy the 2nd largest aquarium in India. The aquarium is established in 1983 and is a 3-storied in the Octagonal building. The 1st floor as 14 large water tanks and the 2nd floor has 69 tanks. The water life includes Siamese Fighters, Freshwater prawns, catla, goldfish, glowlight tetra, red tail shark, angelfish, Indian Tiger Barb, Red-tail shark, hockey stick tetra, pearl gourami, blue gourami, mahseer, golden fish, blue gourami, moon tail and many more.
The toy train is another attraction in the park. This attracts both Youngers and elder ones. The toy train explores the wonderful view of the park. The famous toy train in the park is the Putani Express. The duration of the train is 10-20 minutes. The journey makes the tourists very pleasant as the express covers all the green trees and animal species which can make you fall in love with nature.
Other Attractions in Cubbon Park:
The Park has multicoloured exotic floral beds which are very close to the important administrative buildings like Government Museum, Central Public Library, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Karnataka High Court and many more.
Other attractions also include Bamboo Groove Nook, Dancing Fountain, Lotus Pond, and Ringwood Circle.
Jawahar Bal Bhavan:
The Jawahar Bal Bhavan is the favourite among children. Children can have a perfect day here. The place boost of a horse ride, doll museum, tree houses, fun swings, toy trains etc.
Cubbon Park Parking:
Cubbon Park Parking is the place to park when visitors travel by their own vehicles. The place offers sufficient place for parking. The parking lots are just near the QueensRoad Side, from Balbhavan up to the high court complex.
Cubbon Park in Bangalore Timings and Entry fee
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM the park will be opened
Holidays- The Park will be closed on Mondays and 2nd Tuesdays of every month.
From 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM the park will be strictly for morning walkers.
Time to be spent:
Entry is free but charges will be applied for Toy Train.
How to Reach:
Bangalore Bus Station to the Park – 2.2 KM
Bangalore Railway Station to the Park – 3 KM
Bangalore Airport o the park – 34 KM
Kasturba Road, Behind High Court of Karnataka Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagara, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001.