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Quick Facts about Cubbon Park
- Type: Park
- Established by: John Meade
- Conceptualised by: Major General Richard Sankey
- Started in: 1870
- First Name: Meade’s Park
- Current Name: Sri Chamarajendra Park
- Prime Attractions: Putani Express Ride, Jawahar Bal Bhawan, Bangalore Aquarium, Museum
- Address: Behind High Court, Ambedkar Veedhi, Bangalore, 560001
- Location: Central Administrative Area
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Cubbon Park Bangalore Timings
|Monday||Closed / Holiday|
|Tuesday||6:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Wedesday||6:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Thursday||6:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Friday||6:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Saturday||6:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Sunday||6:00 am – 6:00 pm|
Cubbon Park is closed on Mondays and second Tuesdays
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Cubbon Park Bangalore Address: Behind High Court, Ambedkar Veedhi, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560001, India
About Cubbon Park
Cubbon Park is not only a popular park in Bangalore but also a historical place that was laid out in 1864. The name ‘Garden city’ with which Bangalore is often referred as was after the Cubbon Park. Its’ lush greenery and soothing atmosphere attracts everyone who is looking for a few relaxing moments away from pollution and traffic of the city. It creates a nature’s heaven amid the concrete buildings and roads of the city.
Cubbon Park Bangalore boasts of a wide array of exquisite floras. Officially, Bangalore Cubbon Park is known as Sri Chamarajendra Park. Spread across an area of about 250 acres, it has about 6000 plants which can be divided into almost 68 varieties and 96 species. Along with exotic nature, various statues which have been installed here also attract visitors. Some of these are statues of Mark Cubbon, K Sheshadri Iyer, Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, and of Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar.
Cubbon Park in Bangalore is an ideal picnic spot where families or groups of friends can come and spend some quiet time amid its lush landscapes. This park also houses a few buildings, motor-able roads and well maintained paths for morning and evening walkers. Not only a place for morning walkers and picnickers, Cubbon Park is a perfect place for naturalists, who want to study varied kinds of flora as well.
Cubbon Park is being preserved under the prevention act that was passed by the Karnataka Government in 1979. It was done Karnataka Government Park (Preservation) Act, 1975. According to Prevention Act, there cannot be any new construction in the park. Presently this park in maintained by the Department of Horticulture.
Structures in the Cubbon Park
Cubbon Park has many buildings within its premises as it is located in the central administrative area of the city. Some of the buildings that are located in and around the premises of Cubbon Park Bangalore are Government Museum, Art Gallery, YMCA, Aquarium, Indira Priyadarshini Children’s Library, City Central Library, High Court Buildings such as Attara Kacheri, State Legislature building-Vidhana Soudha, State Youth Centre- Yuvanika, Jawahar BalBhavan, Century Club, Press Club, the Venkatappa Art Gallery, Cheshire Dyer Memorial Hall, Ottawa Chatter, Tennis Pavilion and a few more other official buildings.
Statues in Cubbon Park
Cubbon Park is also dotted with many captivating statues. These beautifully carved statues are of various prominent personalities, adorning every corner of the park. For instance, in one corner of the park, near the Mahatma Gandhi Circle statue, of Queen Victoria was installed in 1906 while the statue of King Edward VII was installed in 1919. Near the terrace garden, statue of Major General Sir Mark Cubbon is situated. In front of the Central Library Sir K. Sheshadri Iyer statue was installed in 1913 while the statue of Sri. Chamarajendra Wodeyar was installed in 1927 near the Tennis Pavilion which forms the central section of the park.
Flora in Cubbon Park
Cubbon Park boasts of various indigenous plant species. It is a perfect place for nature enthusiasts, presenting ample of opportunities to study rare and exotic plant species. There are approximately 6000 varieties of plants and trees in Cubbon Park Bangalore with around 68 genera and 96 species. One of the major attractions of the park is the Grevillea Robusta (Silver Oak) which is the first oak brought in Bangalore from Australia. Other popular tree from the ornamental species that can be seen in the park is Delonix/ Gulmohar Tree.
Some of the indigenous species like Cassia fistula, Artocarpus, Ficus, Polyalthia while Bamboo, Millettia, Castanospermum australe, Swietenia mahagoni, Grevillea robusta, Peltophorum Schinus molle, Araucaria, Tabebuia sp., are few of the exotic varieties that can be seen in Cubbon Park.
History of Cubbon Park
Cubbon Park was laid out in the year 1864. It was created by the then acting Commissioner of Mysore, Sir John Meade. After his name, the park was initially named as Meade’s Park. The captivating landscapes and its vastness is the result of the then Chief Engineer of the State, Major General Richard Sankey idea. However, later the park was renamed as Cubbon Park in the memory of Sir Mark Cubbon who was then the longest serving commissioner. Initially spread over an area of 100 acres, the park was later expanded to around 300 acres of land. Various sections and buildings were also developed later on.
Later in the year 1927, the name Cubbon Park was again changed to Sri Chamarajendra Park. This was done on the eve of Silver Jubilee of rule of Sri. Krishnaraja Wodeyar’s in Mysore. It was during his rule, the park came into existence. Although the name has been changed, even now the park is popularly known as Cubbon Park.
Things to do at Cubbon Park
Toy Train at Cubbon Park
Cubbon Park in Bangalore presents ample of recreational options for children. The most popular among them is the Toy Train- Putani Express. This toy train ride has been a part of Cubbon Park since many decades, and now has turned into nothing less than a tradition. It is undeniably one of the most exciting features of the Cubbon Park that all the kids try without fail.
The toy train named as Putani Express runs on biofuel. Painted in bright colours, it runs at an interval of around 10-20 minutes. Putani Express Ride offers children with an exciting option to have a ride of the park in a fun filled manner.
Timings for the Toy train at Cubbon Park are 10.30 in morning to 6 in evening. It is closed on every Thursdays of the week.
Bangalore Aquarium at Cubbon Park
Bangalore Aquarium is another popular part of Cubbon Park Bangalore. Built in an octagonal shape, it is the second largest aquariums in the country and showcases an extensive variety of fish. Located at the entrance of Cubbon Park, on the Kasturba Road, Bangalore Aquarium is a must visit for everyone.
Also known as Government Aquarium it consists of 3 floors; the first floor has 14 tanks, while there are 69 tanks in second floor. Now maintained by the State Government Department of Fisheries, it was inaugurated in 1983. It presents a wide variety of exotic and indigenous species of fish which have been kept in a habitat that has been developed to resemble the natural habitat. The Hocks stick, India Tiger Barb, Pearl Coushmi and Moon Tail are a few of kinds of fish that can be spotted here.
Bangalore Aquarium timings are from 10 AM to 5 PM. For entering, visitors have to pay a minimal entrance fee of Rs.5 per person.
Located on the Kasturba Road, Government Museum is another place to visit. It was created in 1965 on the Museum Road. It was later shifted in 1977 to its present location. Boasts of being one of the oldest museums in the country, it presents rich collection. At this museum, you will find a range of interesting objects, presenting a glimpse of the bygone era such as stone sculptures, bronze materials, archaeological objects, traditional paintings, wooden carvings, musical instruments, coins, arms, etc.
Band Stand at Cubbon Park
Band Stand at Cubbon Park is symbolic of the golden times of the park. It is a cast iron structure of octagonal shape which was used for music concerts and programs by the renowned artists from all over the world. Recently, an NGO Prakruti has put in efforts to revive the glory of Band stand by organising various events and concerts here.
Jawahar Bal Bhavan at Cubbon Park
At the end of the park is located the children’s park, called as Jawahar Bal Bhavan, which is one of the most sought after parks of Cubbon Park. Started in the year 1967, Bal Bhavan Bangalore is now maintained by the State Government.
Spread over 11 acres of land, Jawahar Bal Bhawan offers a multitude of rides and slides to kids, presenting an ideal location for them to have fun. This is along with the toy train ride at the park. Various children centric shows are also organised at the Sri Jayachamarajendra Hall here along with various kinds of educational and recreational programs for children that are conducted at regular basis. At this section of the park, kids can not only roam freely and spend time in the midst of soothing nature but also learn and participate in various activities that will help them in their overall development.
Bal Bhawan Bangalore Timings are from 10.30 AM to 6 PM. The entrance is free for kids below 10 years of age while for others the entrance fee is Rs.10 per person.
Located at the entrance of the Cubbon Park, High Court of Karnataka, which is also known as Attara Kacheri is prominent building in the area. Built in 1864, the stone structure of Attara Kacheri with red hue presents an impressive sight. It is one of the most attractive buildings that are located around the premises of Cubbon Park. It has been built in the Gothic architectural style with Corinthian columns and has two storeys. A portrait of Sir Mark Cubbon is displayed in the central hall of this building, while at the back of the building a statue of Sir Mark Cubbon by Baron Marochetti has been placed.
Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall
Located in the centre of the park, surrounded by lush greenery and a rose garden in front, Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall presents an impressive view. It was constructed in 1915. Built in the European architectural style with Tuscan and Corinthian columns, this memorial hall houses the Seshadri Memorial library which, governed by the State Library Authority, acts as the Head of the Karnataka Public Libraries system. Seshadri Memorial library has also received Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation Award in 2000, owing to its extensive range of books and active participation in spreading knowledge and increasing the reach of libraries in the city.
Birthday Parties at Cubbon Park
Cubbon Park is also a popular venue for conducting birthday parties. Inside the park, a separate section has been created which can be reserved for parties, especially for young kids. This area has various options of games as well such as rides, swings, slides, seesaws, etc.
Timings of Cubbon Park Bangalore
Cubbon Park timings are from 6 AM to 6 PM. However, if you are planning to drive through the park in morning you have to take notice of the Cubbon Park Bangalore Timings as it is closed for traffic from 5 Am to 8 AM every day. This is done to provide a comparatively pollution free, safe environment and more space for morning walkers and exercisers. The park is open on all days except on Monday and second Tuesday of the month.
How to reach Cubbon Park Bangalore
Cubbon Park Bangalore is located behind the High Court. It lies in Ambedkar Veedhi and is quite near to the Gandhi Nagar. As the park is easily accessible from all parts of the city, reaching here is not at all a difficult task. It is connected via M.G. Road, Ambedkar Veedhi Road, Hudson Circle and Kasturba road. Although a well maintained concrete road also runs through the park, only small vehicles are allowed inside the park’s premises.