Friday, November 22, 2013

The beauty of Bangalore.....

Cubbon Park


In the heart of the Bangalore city is a garden laid down by Sir John Meade during 1870. The Cubbon Park has been one of the major contributors to Bangalore’s ‘Garden City’ tag. The creation of Cubbon Park and the construction of Public Offices altered the cityscape of Bangalore radically. Today the park is the favorable picnic spot among the tourists and the locals. Lawns with vibrant flower beds, shady bowers and flowering trees, make this an ideal place for fitness freaks and the elderly to take their morning jogs or evening walks. 
The park has around 68 varieties and 96 species with about 6000 plants. Both ornamental and flowering trees, exotic and indigenous are found here. Grevillea Robusta (Silver Oak), having the distinction of being the first oaks introduced to Bangalore from Australia is still found in the park.  
The Cubbon Park was built in 1870 by the then acting Commissioner of Mysore ‘Sir John Meade.’ The park was officially renamed in 1927 as ‘Sri Chamarajendra Park’ to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar’s rule in Mysore State but the name Cubbon Park has stuck.

How to reach CUBBON PARK?

The Cubbon Park is accessible from M G Road, Kasturba Road, Hudson Circle and Ambedkar Veedhi. The park is open all the time except 5 AM to 8 AM.  

Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens

Lal Bagh Entrance

Glass House of Lal Bagh Botnical Garden

Lal Bagh is a famous botanical garden which was created by Haider Ali and his son Tipu Sultan and later developed by the British. This beautiful garden which is around 240 acres at the heart of the Bangalore city is a marvel laid by Haider Ali in 1760 and subsequently beautified by his son Tipu Sultan. Later during the 19th century, the British added several beautiful features giving it a modern look. The name ‘Lal Bagh’ reasons with the teaming red roses in the garden.

Lal Bagh is famous for its flower shows which are held here on important occasions, especially during Republic Day and Independence Day. You can also find trees imported from many countries like Persia, France, Kabul and China, some of them are more than 100 years old

Tourist Attractions in Lal Bagh

  • Floral Clock
  • Maharaja Statue
  • Aquarium
  • Band Stand
  • Rose Garden
  • Lake
  • Watch Tower
  • Silk Cotton Tree
  • Tree Fossil
  • Lotus Pond
  • Glass House
  • Dove Cot
  • Horticulture Information Center
  • Bonsai Garden

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