Another interesting place to visit in Bangalore is the Freedom Park. Inspired by the Hyde Park and the Kensington park of London, Freedom Park in Bangalore is located in the previous Central Jail which has an area of about 21 acres. This park has been designed with the purpose of serving as platform for various public meetings, protests, rallies. There is also an amphitheatre for the speakers to put across their views.
Originally a place which was used to prison those against British rule since 1857, Freedom Park sees many interested visitors. As symbol of freedom, it was inaugurated by the Chief minister and Home Minister of Karnataka along with L. K. Advani who had also stayed in the VIP section of this jail, during the emergency period.
This park had various parts. There are there massive barracks which were used to keep common prisoners along with a VIP enclosure which was used to accommodate high profile prisoners. There is also a central tower which was used to observe the activities of the prisoners. It has various other attractions too such as a Jail Museum, Sculpture court, People Courtyard, Water Fountain, Book Museum along with a huge area for children to play. There is also a cafeteria as well as ample of parking space.
With two entries to the freedom, it makes it even easier to reach depending on which part of the city you are. One of the entries is from the Seshadri Road, close to Gandhi Bazaar while the other one is from the Ramachandra Rao Road.