Cubbon Park, Bangalore

This resource gives a description of Cubbon park located in Bangalore. Cubbon Park is one of the most beautiful places to visit, be it a local or a tourist. The magnificent greenery, trees & statues of Cubbon Park are worth watching at least once in a lifetime.

One of the most shady and cool garden spots for tourists to visit is Bangalore's Cubbon Park. It is located near Gandhi nagar

Over the years, Cubbon Park has maintained its charm and it is still one of the many green areas in the city. Sir Mark Cubbon was a former British Commissioner of Mysore. This park has been named in his honor. Cubbon Park is situated centrally in Bangalore's administrative hub.
Whether you are a fitness enthusiast, a casual walker, or just want some fun time out with friends and family, Cubbon Park is a good place for all kinds of people-fitness savvy people, for casual walks, for kids to play, spending time with family, etc. It provides the much needed break & relief from the day-to-day work stress & routine life.

Aquarium in Cubbon Park

Before exploring other areas of the park, you should first visit the beautiful Cubbon Park Aquarium by buying admission tickets to do so. The aquarium is open from Friday to Wednesday and the timings are from 10a.m. to 5p.m.
The aquarium is considered as of the largest aquariums in the country. The architectural style of the building is unusually shaped in the form of an octagon. The aquarium has an awesome collection of aquatic animals, in various colors, sizes and shapes, the kind of which you may have never seen before, exotic fishes with unusual names like Moon Tail, India Tiger Bob, etc.

Greenery in Cubbon Park

One of the major attractions of Cubbon Park is it's greenery which is a welcome sight the moment you step into the park, ranging from the smallest shrub to the tallest tree. All around the park you will find known and unknown botanical species.
Huge varieties of plants to improve the greenery are not planted here, but instead specific plants species in specific areas of the park have been planted and maintained well, including magnificent fig trees, silk cotton trees, and beautiful laburnums and huge banyan trees at head of all of them.

An unusual tree by name Albizia lebbeck which means "woman's tongue tree" can be found among the trees in Cubbon Park. Because the sound made by the pods of the tree resembles the sound of ladies chattering, this tree has been names so.
The silver oak tree, whose botanical name is Grevillea robusta is another tree found here which was brought from Australia.

Major Attractions of Cubbon Park

Apart form exploring the major trees and plants, other green areas and architectural splendors of Cubbon Park are worth looking at.

The magnificent bamboo grove on the right is definitely worth watching. Neatly built terraced gardens can be seen on the eastern section. Music jamming sessions are held by local people at the well-known Bandstand area, which is centrally located.

Tree Avenues in Cubbon Park:

Cubbon Park has 5 major Tree Avenues:

1. Located in the northern section is The avenue of Swietenias
2. Located on either side of the road from the City Central Library to Hudson circle is The avenue of Araucarias
3. Located along the road leading to the Government Museum is The Java fig avenue
4. Located along the road from the Queen Victoria statue to the King Edward statue is The Polyalthia avenue.
5. Located on the right from the Chamarajendra statue to the Siddalingaiah circle is The chestnut tree avenue, which is a splendid sight.

The tree avanues of Cubbon Park are a pleasure to the eyes.

Statues of Cubbon Park

There are a number of statues around Cubbon Park. Some of them are:
1. Near the Mahatma Gandhi Circle is located The Queen Victoria statue;
2. Located at the North-Western point of the Queen's park is The King Edward VII statue;
3. Near the terrace garden is The statue of Major General Sir Mark Cubbon;
4. Installed is in front of the Central Library is The statue of Rajya Dhurandhara Sir K. Sheshadri Iyer;
5. Installed near the tennis pavilion having a fairy fountain in front of it is The statue of Sri. Chamarajendra Wodeyar.

Apart from exploring the beautiful surroundings of Cubbon Park, you may catch sight of some colorful ladybugs or may see a squirrel running up a tree and you could even see an eagle.

Other Information

Entry Fee: Rs.15
Open hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 080-22864563


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