Bangalore is rightfully known as the “Garden City of India”. Owing to the pleasant climate and topography, greenery and the presence of many public parks and gardens. Though the city has grown in many ways, it still has retained its earlier beauty through its green landscapes. Some of them have been beautified over the years. The important ones are Cubbon park, Lalbagh, Coles Park etc
Along with the modernization and more entertaining needs of Bangaloreans, there are many Amusement and Water Parks.
One of the biggest parks of Bangalore city. It is major landmark in Bangalore contributing to various Historical Monuments and Government Buildings, Cultural, Scientific Institutions other than just being a park. ..more..
The Coles Park, in the Bangalore East is located in Fraser Town in Bangalore on Promenade Road. Named after the Resident of Mysore this park exists from 1914. Here residents of the area could spend many a pleasant evenings, with a Bandstand where the Band of Bangalore Rifle Volunteers played. Today the park belongs to the Municipal Corporation and has renovated for public use.
There is a jogger’s path and play corner for children to play. The Bandstand area has is beautified with benches around and a walker path. This park has been made disabled friendly.
There is a ramp at the main gate to facilitate entry. There is a wheelchair track in the play space that allows easy movement for wheelchair users. A wheelchair sandpit and a Sensory Integration track are being constructed. The swing and the play equipment is designed suitable for easier access for handicapped kids. Can you imagine that this ‘Park’ had three tennis courts, and one of these was used by the Y.W.C.A. Club in that area.
Today there is Laughing Club activities in the Morning and Roller Skating Rink and classes are held in the evenings. Today, Kilikili (an NGO) conducts regular activities aimed at inclusion and integration with children of all abilities.
M.N. Krishna Rao Park
This park in the Basavanagudi locality is named after late M.N. Krishna Rao, acting Dewan of Mysore. A Heaven for joggers, children to play. The park occupies a vast area of 69825 sq metres. The large trees, landscaping, joggers track, and play areas for both children and adults are benefit to the locals.
A soldier with bugle at the Bugle rock. Photographer Sarvagnya
The name came to the rock because of Kempe Gowda’s watch tower that stands on it was used by his men to warn the people of the city to the advent of intruders by a bugle call. This huge rock is 3000 million years old.
This part occupies 1436 sq metres. Though it is a small part it boasts of beautiful landscaping and murals and figures in plaster of Paris.
Cariappa Memorial Park: This is situated in the heart of Bangalore city as a part of the Parade Grounds on M.G Road, Karnataka State. The 22 acre, park is dedicated in the memory of Field Marshall K.M. Cariappa, served in Indian Armed Forces. It was laid out in the year 1996 by the Indian Army and also maintained by them.
The uniqueness about this park is it provides games and play area in military themes, enabling the children to improve their physical, mental abilities with fun and excitement. At the entrance is the 7 feet tall, monolith statue of F.M. Cariappa. The park is divided into six parts. There is a band stand where six military bands perform every fortnight.
Visitors can view the show with comfortable seating at the lush green grass around the bandstand. The other attractions are the manned waterfalls, tarzan swing, burma bridge, zig zag tunnels, spider webs, sand pits, ponds and balance bars. This can be challenging for a toddler but definitely a treat for an adventure loving kid.
The park boasts of 1.8kms long walker’s path paved with cobble stone. The eco friendly park has a large collection of indigenous and imported species of flora and fauna. It is maintained without the use of any pesticides or insecticides. Thus the park offers fresh unpolluted breath of air for the nature lovers in the midst of the buzzing IT city. It provides a wonderful family outing.
Visiting hours: On Weekdays: 5.30 pm to 8 pm Saturday: 1 pm to 7 pm Sunday: 9 am to 7 pm
Note: No eatables, drinks and pets are allowed. No plastics and litter allowed.
Lalbagh is currently under the aegis of the Directorate of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka. The Directorate is housed amidst the splendid environs of the botanical garden. Today it has been an internationally renowned centre for scientific study of plants and botanical artwork and also conservation of plants. Formal and informal styles dominate the garden in perfect harmony, which is a testimony to the beauty of nature…more…