Bangalore is known for its clubs and nightlife. But, the one place in Bangalore that guarantees an early start is Cubbon Park. Located in the heart of the city, it is a breath of fresh air to an overtly congested and populated city.
The Map of Cubbon Park
Cubbon park has an interesting history, and Bangalore gets its name ‘Garden City’ courtesy to this Park. The place is closed on Mondays, and are open on Tuesday to Sunday from 6 am to 6 pm.
The park hosts various exquisite floras. Spread across an area of about 250 acres, it has about 6000 plants which can be divided into almost 68 varieties and 96 species. Along with exotic nature, various statues which have been installed here which also attract visitors. Some of these are statues of Mark Cubbon, the namesake of the park, K Sheshadri Iyer, Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, and of Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar.
This place is a hunt for fitness enthusiasts. Every kind of fitness clubs, from yoga clubs to running clubs, all visits this place on a regular basis. There are yoga events happening in the morning, along with laughing club members laughing it out in the side. Literary events like book club meets, poetry jams, theatre workshops are often cited doing their own thing at Cubbon park. New upcoming events like potluck meets, especially for Vegans, happens quite regularly there as well.
It’s quite an eventful park, and not just for humans but dogs too. It’s one of those few parks in India where it’s been fenced so that dog owners can let their dogs roam freely. On Sunday mornings, dog owners bring their dogs and puppies to play together. Even though the idea of bringing dogs into the park is being contested, it is still a very happening practice. All in all, Cubbon park along with Lalbagh still maintains the green quotient of the city.