Friday, April 10, 2009

Bangalore, The Garden City

Bangalore, popularly known as Pensioner's Paradise or Silicon Valley. It is also known as the "Garden City of India", as there are many public parks and one can experience greenery on either side of the city roads. It is feast to the eyes as it is adorned with beautiful landscapes, flowers and hedges all through the city. Some of the trees across the city roads and parks are even as old as the city itself.

But sadly due to the rate at which the city is growing, from Garden City it is fast being converted into a concrete jungle. To add to this the trees on either side of the roads are cut in the name of resolving traffic problem by building flyovers, underpass and metro. There are instances where roads could have been made on either side of the trees by leaving those trees intact. But with no protest or awareness in the citizens this will continue to happen. I am afraid one day, 'The Garden City' title will no longer make sense for Bangalore.


We still have some greenery left in the city because of some parks such as
These parks attract a lot of people, tourists and locals alike, especially over the weekends. They are equally popular among children, young people and the old alike for their own reasons. They are also frequented by the joggers. The landscapes, variety of flowers, fountains make these parks really beautiful and form major attractions. These parks are well maintained and some of them occasionally charge some nominal fee.

In the days to come we will explore finer details of some of these parks.

14 comments:

Sudaya said...

A nice description of the current state of the city...the once Garden City

joo said...

Hi, what an interesting blog here! Nice photos and good descriptions.

Jeevan said...

Yes it happens at every city where greenery and originally loses to comfort and development day by day. I like to visit this garden city sometime soon, hope u r post let me know about the city.

GMG said...

Hi Rajesh! «From Garden City to concrete jungle»... I think I know what you mean; just finished reading Avida's «The White Tiger»...

Thanks for your comment at Blogtrotter, which has finished posting on Brasilia 2008. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I learned something about your country today. Thanks. Also, thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.

Take care,

Jarlin said...

Wonderful city...Love to be there.

Rajesh said...

I read in yesterday's news paper 2 parks in Malleshwaram area will be destroyed. One will be used for building construction and other for parking lot.

Indrani said...

I am keen to see the posts on the city. It no longer has its previous charm.

pavitrprem said...

I believe there should be some NGO or forum which is working to retain the greenery of city

Rajesh said...

Thank You everyone.

I will do post on Bangalore about interesting site seeing areas.

There is still some hope for the city. Last year when there was a plan to build apartments over a lake, people had protested and it was successfully averted.

Pradip Biswas said...

Please show the places of interest around Bangalore so that one can stay at Bangalore and move about.

Rajesh said...

Pradip: I would love to definitely do that. But it will take some time.

Mohan said...

Me being a bangalorean for over 25 years now, I can say that from my memories that Bangalore doesn't have 50% of the greenery what it used to have by then during my childhood. There are only few parks that you have mentioned along with few others are the only ones that have a bit of green belt. Most of the big trees have been cut in the name of road widening!

only for biz said...

well i had heard a lot of about the gardens of Bangalore......and found them much better than wat i heard......though the greenery here may not be half as good as what it was 10 years earlier.....but from where i come from DELHI....it's much better.......

but i still hope the greenery is restored......my are area....Jayanagar...is a pleasure to live in.......many garderns...big i mean huge trees evrywhere.......the roads are covered with trees.....

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