Located centrally in the Bangalore city its really a place to visit not for its historical importance but is a place where you can spend hours relaxing in the cool air and despite the outdoor temperatures. Its rare to see in India specially if you are not in the northern region of the country to have a a pleasing temperature during the day. Though Bangalore boasts of its coll and comfortable weather across the whole year with little fluctuations. This place is a wonderful place where you can really enjoy the nature and the weather. Next time when you visit Bangalore make sure you go and spend some time in the park.
Cubbon Park is a landmark ‘lung’ area of the Bangalore city, located within the heart of city. Originally created in 1870, when Major General Richard Sankey was the then British Chief Engineer of Mysore state, it covers an area of about 300 acres (1.2 km2). It has a rich recorded history of abundant flora and fauna plantations coupled with numerous impressive and aesthetically located buildings and statues of famous personages, in its precincts. This public park was first named as “Meade’s Park” after Sir John Meade, the acting Commissioner of Mysore in 1870 and subsequently renamed as Cubbon Park after the longest serving commissioner of the time, Sir Mark Cubbon. To commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar’s rule in Mysore State, in the year 1927, the park was again renamed as “Sri. Chamarajendra Park”, in memory of the 19th Century ruler of the state Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar (1868 – 94) during whose rule the park came into existence. The landscaping in the park creatively integrates natural rock outcrops with thickets of trees, massive bamboos, with grassy expanse and flowerbeds and the monuments within its limits, regulated by the Horticulture Department of the Government of Karnataka. The predominantly green area of the park has many motor able roads, and the well laid out walking paths running through the park are frequented by early morning walkers and the naturalists who study plants in the tranquil natural environment.
The park provides sylvan surroundings to the State Legislature building- the Vidhana Soudha, the High Court Buildings – the Attara Kacheri and a number of other organizations located along the periphery and within the park which constitute the Central Administrative Area. The park has a predominant green area with a few concrete buildings, housing government and other organizations’ offices. It also has well laid out walking paths running through the park. It serves as a nature public park, at the same time aims at protecting the environment and greenery. It is a major lung space of Bangalore and a location for early morning walkers, so also for naturalists who study plants in the serene natural environment.