No other park in Bangalore is as large and diverse as Cubbon Park. Spanning over 400 acres, Cubbon Park is frequented by many locals and tourists from around the world.
History of Cubbon Park
In 1864 Englishman Sir Mark Cubbon set about constructing a garden that would serve to commemorate British rule in India. After hiring a German gardener, Arthur Winkfield, to lead the project, construction began on what we now know as Cubbon park with an initial area of 15 acres. The park was formally opened to the public on November 22, 1870 by Sir Stewart Bayley. The park’s landscape was “designed in a style that fuses Indian and Western tastes – broad promenades lined with flowering trees, shrubs and flower beds and a scenic lake.” The park also includes a bandshell that is used for nightly concerts and performances.
The park is open to the general public at all times and is a popular destination for many in Bangalore. It has been designated as a “protected forest” under the Karnataka Forest Act, which also allows people to capture and keep birds from the park.
In addition to being a popular destination for locals, tourists from around the world flock to see this historical landmark. The park houses many different types of wildlife including peacocks, birds, butterflies and fish. There are many different species of trees and plants also present in the park, as well as several statues. One such statue is that of James Reid, a British man who was executed by Indian rebels in 1809. We hope you will enjoy your trip to Cubbon Park. if you love traveling and want to know about more places visit us at Traveltricky.com
Weather : 31° C
Timings : 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Closed on Mondays and second Tuesdays of Every month.
Strictly for morning walkers: 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Time Required : 1 – 2 hours
Entry Fee : Free
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