Bengaluru is located in the southern India in Karnataka state. With its moderate and pleasant climate, beautiful gardens and parks, natural lakes, historical monuments, shopping malls, fine restaurants and pubs, business opportunities, Bengaluru has become one of the never miss tourism spots in India. Bengaluru is popularly known as the Garden city of India and Silicon Valley of India; Bengaluru is also home to some of the leading institutions and Hospitals in India. The local language of Bengaluru is Kannada. Most locals will also speak in English, which is the predominate language in Bengaluru. The important landmarks of Bengaluru Tourist Places are Vidhana Soudha, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Palace, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Venkatappa Art Gallery, ISKCON temple, Mukti Naga Temple etc. So today, let us have a look at the Cubbon Park in Bengaluru.
The Cubbon Park is located in the heart of Bengaluru city. The Cubbon Park is one of the important landmarks and tourist destinations of Bengaluru. The Cubbon Park is surrounded by Vidhana Soudha - the legislature office, Attara Kacheri - the High Court and other many popular landmarks of Bengaluru. Tourists visiting this Park in Bengaluru city have nicknamed the city itself as Garden City .
The history of Cubbon Park dates back to more than 100 years. It was established in the year 1870 by John Meade, the then acting Commissioner of Mysore. The huge landscape of Cubbon Park was conceived by Major General Richard Sankey, the then Chief Engineer of State. The Cubbon Park was initially named as "Meade s Park" as mark of honour to John Meade and subsequently it was called as the Cubbon Park. In the year 1927, the Cubbon Park was formally renamed as "Sri Chamarajendra Park" to honour the Silver Jubilee of Sri Krishnaraja Wadiyar s administration in Mysore State.
Cubbon Park was initially planned as a public park in a place of approximately 100 acres and stretched over time. Cubbon Park includes a largest green area with handful concrete structures, housing government offices. Cubbon Park also has many motor able roads. It has well laid out walking paths running in the park. It really is a most important lung space of Bengaluru and also a spot for early morning walkers, so in addition for naturalists who research plants in serene nature.
Lal Bagh or Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, means “The Red Garden” in English, is a well-known botanical garden in southern Bengaluru. The garden was originally commissioned by Hyder Ali, the ruler of Mysore, and later finished by his son Tipu Sultan. It has a famous glasshouse, which hosts an annual flower show. Lal Bagh houses India s largest collection of tropical plants, has an aquarium and a lake, and is one of the main tourist attractions in Bengaluru.
Bangalore Palace, a palace located in Bengaluru, India, was built by Rev. Garrett, who was the first Principal of the Central High School in Bengaluru, now known as Central College. The construction of the palace was started in 1862 and completed in 1944. In 1884, it was bought by the Maharaja of Mysore. Now owned by the current scion of the Mysore royal family, Srikanta Datta Narsimharaja Wadiyar, the palace has recently undergone a renovation. It is mistakenly believed to be a replica of the Windsor Castle in England.
India’s first aerospace museum is located at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited premises in Bengaluru. HAL stands for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. It was established in 2001 and showcases the growth of the HAL and the Indian aviation industry. The museum displays various aircrafts and helicopters, aircraft engine models, flight simulators and a mock air traffic control tower.
The Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM) was established in 1962 as part of the centenary celebrations of the engineer statesman – Sir M. Visvesvaraya. It is currently run by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM). The museum has interactive exhibits and each floor is dedicated to a scientific discipline. It has an engine hall that exhibits engines of various automobiles, machines used in industry, and other mechanical devices. Some other galleries would be the Electro Technic gallery, Fun Science gallery, Space gallery, Science for children gallery.
Bangalore International Airport is located at Devanahalli. It is located at a distance of 40 km from Bengaluru city. Bengaluru city railway station is the main railway station of Bengaluru city. National Highways connects Bengaluru to Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai other cities and towns of Karnataka and other neighbouring states.
Cubbon Park is a good reminder of what the city of Bengaluru was, is and hopefully in the future will still be. The best of the flowers all over India come from Bengaluru. And a small glimpse of that can be seen in Cubbon Park also. So when are you planning on visiting the Park?