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One of the major sightseeing attractions, Cubbon Park is all about experiencing and loving nature. Situated at Sampangi Rama Nagara, this tourist spot also has some history attached to it. Yes, this place was built in 1870 by Sir John Meade, who was the commissioner of Mysore at that time. And it is in honour of him, that this park was named as Meade’s Park initially. Since then, there have been constant constructions and makeovers at infrequent intervals of time. 

It is spread over an area of about 330 acres and is also home to around more than 6,000 trees, supporting the vibrant ecosystem of the city. Another popular attraction here is the Bangalore Aquarium which is also the second-largest aquarium in India. It is spread over an area of around 100 acres which was then later extended to about 300 acres in its overall space. 

Why You Should Visit Cubbon Park

Its a place popular for its natural and exotic floral beds that line its various avenues. These avenues are situated nearby many administrative buildings like Central Public Library, Government Museum along with many others. Some other incredible tourist attractions of this place are inclusive of the Lotus Pond, The Ringwood Circle and many others. You can surely hope to make some sweet memories here.  

History of Cubbon Park 

This park was initially laid by Sir John Meade in 1870 but then sometime around 1927, this park was renamed as Sri Chamarajendra Park, this renaming was done in honour of the ruler Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar who was the ruler of the state of Mysore. 

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Top attractions in and Around Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park Aquarium. Built in 1983, this aquarium is all about exploring the underwater world. The beauty of this aquarium is such that it attracts lots and lots of people on an annual basis, which is truly awe-inspiring. It is surprising to know that this aquarium is by far the largest one situated in Bangalore. 

Cubbon Park Toy Train. Fundamentally meant for children, this toy train is a joy ride of happiness for children. They just love it, don't they? Undoubtedly, it is an ultimate experience for anyone who would like to go on a fun joyride irrespective of their age.

Things to do near Cubbon Park

Visit Dancing and Musical Fountain Bangalore. Perhaps one of the most technically advanced fountains in India, this is a must-visit tourist spot for anyone who loves to explore really unique things. Based on multimedia technology, this fountain displays MIDI interfaces and also has hardware architecture which impeccably contributes to making the whole experience very fruitful for the audience. 

Jawahar Bal Bhavan. It is basically an institute which functions which the primary objective of enhancing the overall mental, social and emotional aspects of children whether be it creativity, innovation or finding clarity of life.  

Best time to visit Cubbon Park

It remains open for all the days of the week except Monday and the second Tuesday of every month. The opening timings are 5 AM - 8 PM. Apart from this, the winter months are a very good time to visit Bangalore. The temperature during these times is quite favourable for sightseeing activities.

How to reach Cubbon Park

By Air. Travelling via air route is perhaps one of the best options to visit Bangalore. One can easily find regular flights from cities like Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata. After you deboard your flight, you would need to further cover a distance of around 33 km. For this, you can take a cab or any other means of local transportation like a bus or an auto-rickshaw. 

By Road. Planning a road trip to Bangalore would be a joyful ride. This city has been connected via well-maintained road networks. From cities like Delhi, Pune, Mumbai and Chandigarh you would need to cover a distance of around 2,176 km, 840 km, 983 km and 2,426 km. 

By Train. Bangalore has two main railway stations. One is Bengaluru City Railway Station and the second one is Yeswantpur Junction. Both of these railway stations have regular trains running from nearby and major Indian cities like Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Chandigarh. After getting off the train station, you will need to cover a distance of around 3-4 km. For this, you would need to hire a cab or some means of transportation like a cab, auto-rickshaw or a bus. 

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