Monday, September 7, 2009

Cubbon Park, Bangalore

The Cubbon Park in the heart of the Bangalore (State: Karnataka) city and it occupies around 250 acres of area.

The vast landscape of the Park was first visualized by Major General Richard Sankey, the then Chief Engineer of the Mysore State. In the year 1870 it was made reality by Sri John Meade, the then acting Commissioner of Mysore. Gradually it was developed and improved by adding new structures and features. In the year 1927, the park was officially renamed as "Sri. Chamarajendra Park" to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Sri. Krishnaraja Wodeyar’s rule in Mysore State.

The park is also popular among the naturalists, who prefer studying the plants in their own environment. The park has variety of statues, heritage buildings, children park, aquarium, tennis court. It is the favorite area for the people who want to jog in the morning and exercise.

The park has a predominant green area with a few concrete buildings, housing government and other organizations' offices. The park has many motorable roads and well laid out walking paths running through the park.

Rich in plant wealth, many indigenous and exotic botanical species are found here. The park has about 68 genera and 96 species with a total of around 6000 plants or trees growing in its locale.

Indigenous species such as Artocarpus, Cassia fistula, Ficus, Polyalthias etc., and exotic species such as Araucaria, Bamboo, Castanospermum australe, Grevillea robusta, Milletia, Peltophorum Schinus molle, Swietenina mahagoni, Tabebuia sp. etc., can be seen. In addition, many ornamental and flowering trees both exotic and indigenous are found in the park.

The landscaping in the park creatively integrates natural rock out crops with thicket of trees, massive bamboos, with grassy expanse and flowerbeds and the monuments within its limits, regulated by the Horticulture Department of the Government of Karnataka.

bandstand
A bandstand, in an octagonal shape made with cast-iron, was built in the early part of the 1900s. Before India’s Independence, the British Royal Air Force used to play western band music at the band stand every Saturday evening.

lake in the park
The park also has a small lake and it is home for various variety of ducks. There is also a separate area in the park for birds.


Flowers of Park: 1

55 comments:

Anya said...

Great idea Rajesh,
shots from a park.
It looks very peaceful there,
you can walk there the whole day :)
Beautiful green shots !!

kavita said...

It is a very detailed and informative post ... its like a virtual tour.I visited Bangalore many years back ..loved the city and always wanted to go back.

pranksygang said...

Wow!! lovely Shots!! the flowers are very beautiful

joo said...

Enchanting place! Thank you for showing:)

Asta said...

Hi Rajesh,

It's absolutely magnificant. Wonderful pictures. Such a relaxed atmosphere and calm. Very, very nice.

Best regards
Asta

Reader Wil said...

A beautiful park to relax and to walk in. Your world is very special! Thanks for your visit.

J said...

Interesting to see a colonial era park - it looks like it could be in London! So different to what you normally think about India...

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a marvelous Park, Rajesh! And your captures are superb! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

Snap said...

Lovely shots of Cubbon Park. Thanks so much for taking us there.

Carver said...

What a beautiful park and an interesting post. I love all the blossom filled trees.

Babooshka said...

What a beautiful world to virtually wander through.

uncleawang said...

What a beautiful park you have here,
Thanks for sharing.

The Things We Carried said...

I adore the path with the woman walking. How beuatiful!

Catherine said...

This looks a lovely natural place to wander and chill out..

SandyCarlson said...

A sumptuous feast for the eyes. A wonderful tour. Thanks.

Kirigalpoththa said...

very beautiful park

Samson said...

Nice Shots Rajesh, you have captured the beauty of Cubbon park well... where in Bangalore do you live by the way...

Indrani said...

Great place covered this time. :)

ewok1993 said...

What a beautiful place to visit.

Mitr - Friend said...

Again... A part of thr fading memories of my childhood trips...
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Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Such a nice stroll through the park. I like the plants and flowers. Thanks for your comments on my site. I posted a mare and colt on my site today to start a series on my website from my photography tour. It was quite an interesting trip to the slot canyon and Vermillion Cliffs. Also, if you like travel photos, we have posted action photos from Buenos Aires, Argentina on our travel photo site, www.vivalavoyage.com. Have a good week!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

This looks like a wonderful, shady place to walk in the heat of the day, Rajesh.
Janice.

magiceye said...

thank you so much for the wonderful walk through cubbon park and the wonderful images and details

Pam said...

What a wonderful park for all to enjoy the beauty of nature. Your photos are delightful...
Thanks for stopping by :)

Arija said...

A lovely place to let us join you in. A really beautiful park with my favourites..those glorious Frangipani.

Protege said...

Beautiful park; I so would go for a walk there.;))
It is nice to see greenery on your blog among all the beautiful architecture posts.;))

Sumandebray said...

Some remaining traits of the Garden City.. I did have a walk along the park as I browsed through your post, virtual though!

This reminded be of the huge Botanical Garden that used to be next to our college... well I should rephrase and say which is next to our college.

George said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful park with us. It's wonderful to see so much green area in the center of a city.

Anna said...

This is one beautiful park, another place to visit. Thanks for sharing, excellent information. Anna :)

Luiz Ramos said...

Love bandstand!!!!

Gattina said...

Beautiful ! I wished I could walk in there !

LadyFi said...

What a lovely peaceful park!

Elisabeth's bright side said...

This is a good spot to get in touch with your soul. Wish I was there without the physical travelling :-)

arabesque said...

such a pretty scenery...all the greens and calm lakes... are there any turtles there? ^-^

amatamari© said...

A photographic series very interesting that shows the unique beauty of park: I especially liked the second photo and the penultimate.
Thanks, is a magnificent vision!
:-)

ShySongbird said...

Hello Rajesh, This is a beautiful place, very much my sort of thing! It looks a lovely place to walk and sit. I would love to see all the different trees, plants and wildlife and the lake looks so peaceful. Who would guess all this is in the heart of a city? Thank you for showing it to us :)

Denise said...

An amazing place, thank you for sharing it with us. Your photos are wonderful.

radha said...

It's really a lovely park. I hope the land sharks do not eye this land. And if you are not familiar with Bangalore, you can be sure you will drive around in circles around Cubbon Park.

T and S said...

Very Nice. It gives a 360 degree perspective of Cubbon Park.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

HI Rajesh:)

Very interesting information. Lovely photos. In most cities, parks are giving place to concrete buildings. It is wonderful such a beautiful park is still existing.

Have a nice day Rajesh:)
Joseph

Rajesh said...

Anya, Reader: Thanks, it is a nice and spacious park to walk around.

Kavita: Thanks, you are always welcome to this city.

Swetha, Joo, Sylvia, Snap, Babboshka, unclewang: Thanks for the appreciation.

Asta: Thanks, in spite of the motorable roads inside the park it is a nice and calm place.

J: Thanks, India is also really beautiful. Like every other place we to have mix of both good and bad.

Carver: Thanks, there are plenty more blossom filled plants in this park.

Things We Carried, Catherine, Janice: Thanks, it is a nice and spacious park to walk around.

Sandy, Kirigalpoththa, Samson, Indrani, ewok1993: Thanks for the appreciation.

Mitr: Thanks, come to Bangalore again.

Protege: Thanks, I wanted to cover nature also among architecture.

Julie, magiceye, Pam, Arija, Anna, Luiz, Gattina, LadyFi: Thanks for the appreciation.

Suman, Elisabeth: Thanks, come to Bangalore for the real tour.

George: Thanks, apart from this there is one more similar park in the city

arbesque, amatamari, Denise, T&S, Joseph: Thanks for the appreciation.

ShySongbird: Thanks, there is plenty of space in here for all nature lovers.

Radha: Thanks, the land sharks always eye such places that too in the middle of the city. One can easily get lost here in its beauty and vastness

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: What a beautiful park to show from your world, nicely captured.

exposemaximum said...

A great visual treat for us

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

I didn't know about this park. Good to know something more from your blog.

And yes, the pictures are nice!

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mina said...

What a lovely park - I'll be sure to visit it on my travels - thanks for posting!

Jeevan said...

Seems like a quiet place to relax. Very nice knowing something about this park. Wish I could be there sometime.

Rajesh said...

Deepak, Bhavesh, Mina, Jeevan: Thanks to all for the appreciation.

sandeep said...

most importantly cubbon park gives good lung space to the CBD :) and i luv those pigeons around the cubbon park / high court areas

nice writeup as usual

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Rajesh said...

Sandeep: Thanks, you are very right.

Shawn: Thanks, this is a nice place.

Geeta Singh said...

fabulous!!!!

Bigde Nawab D Major said...

very pretty place..thanks for sharing.. :) Loved the photograph of the flowers! :)

Purba said...

Nice and well maintained.

Lucky Bangalore.

Rajesh said...

Geeta, Nawab, Purba; Thanks for the appreciation. The place has been kept neat.

Nukke said...

Parks are like lungs of city !!! And so nice to walk in such a beautiful park when it is very warm. Big trees, lots of shadow !