Spread over an area of 300 acres, Cubbon Park in the city of Bangalore is a major sightseeing attraction rich in green foliage. It is a green belt region of the city and is an ideal place for nature lovers and those seeking a calm atmosphere. Having been laid down by Lord Cubbon, the park is named so in his honour. It is home to more than 6,000 trees that support a vibrant ecosystem. In addition to being a natural sightseeing destination, some of the major structures of the city such as the Attara Kacheri, Cubbon Park Museum and Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Park are also situated here. Another famous attraction in the Cubbon Park is The Bangalore Aquarium, which is the second largest aquarium in India.
Cubbon Park was originally spread over 100 acres, which was later extended to 300 acres. First established in the year 1870 by Sri John Meade (acting Commissioner of Mysore), Cubbon Park has a long history. Major General Richard Sankey (Chief Engineer of the State) conceived this park in honour of Sri John Meade. Initially, the park was called "Meade's Park" and later came to be known as the Cubbon Park. Since the introduction of the park, it was made and improved in many ways.
In the year 1927, the park was officially renamed as "Sri. Chamarajendra Park" to mark the Silver Jubilee of Sri. Krishnaraja Wodeyar's rule in Mysore State. At present, the Cubbon Park is under the control of the Department of Horticulture. The Deputy Director of Horticulture (Cubbon Park) is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the park.
Sept - Feb
MG Road, Bengaluru, India
Suggested duration: 1 to 2 hours
Open and Closing Time
Closed on Monday & 2nd Tuesday of Every Month All days of the week except Monday 5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Near By Attraction
Hotels available near by Cubbon Park
Distance between Cubbon Park and Bangalore Railway Station is 2.5 miles or 2.2 nautical miles
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Interesting facts about Cubbon Park
A gentle amalgam of natural and man - made sights, Cubbon Park has multicoloured exotic floral beds lining its various avenues which are located close to important administrative buildings like Central Public Library, Government Museum, Sir Vishweshwariah Industrial and Technological Museum, the Karnataka High Court, Venkatappa Art Gallery, etc. Numerous statues like that of Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, Major General Sir Mark Cubbon, Rajya Dhurandhara Sir K. Sheshadri Iyer and Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar adorn the park complex as well.
Other attractions include the lotus pond, Ringwood Circle, the bamboo groove nook and Dancing Fountain. The Band Stand also deserves a special mention as a hotbed of cultural shows, and music concerts till a few years ago. The park also has the Bangalore Aquarium, which is the largest aquarium of its kind in the country and houses a wide array of colourful water creatures. The Park also has the Jawahar Bal Bhawan which offers Toy Train rides through the park and is an especially enjoyable activity for children.
Cubbon Park is one of the nicest open spaces in Bangalore. Bangalore’s first fountain was built inside the park in 1935-36 at a cost of Rs 5,000. It was presented by the Queen of Nepal. At Cubbon Park is place where natural beauty and beautiful weather at one place. You can go with the whole family and spend for the whole day.