Monday, May 21, 2012

Revisted Cubbon Park


Recently I had been to Cubbon Park, one of the best places to take children in Bangalore.

Cubbon Park, one of the lungs of Bangalore city, is located right in the middle of the city, spread into about 300 acres. It was originally created by Major General Richard Sankey in 1884 in 100 acres, and it was subsequently expanded to the present 300 acres, with abundance of flora and fauna. Apart from this, the Central Library of the State, Archaeological Museum, High Court of Karnataka and impressive statues of Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and Sir Mark Cubbon are also housed in this large Park. The park was originally named as “Meade’s Park” after Sir John Meade, the acting Commissioner of Mysore in 1870, and later renamed as Cubbon Park after the longest serving commissioner of the time, Sir Mark Cubbon.

Once you enter inside and walk through the sprawling park under the well laid out trees, breathing clear air, and watching the beautifully manicured garden, you will feel like you're out of the city.

When my grandson took a ride in the merry go round with his parents, I sat on a bench and watched them go around.
Sitting on my lap, little Rohit enjoyed the ride in the toy train and the dragon train, and he forced his parents to play in the slide.Sitting under one of the trees on a bench, watching the kids playing around and making merry and the young parents running behind them, the nostalgic memories of my younger days came to my mind when we used to come here often with our kids.
My little grandson enjoyed the visit and he was not at all willing to come back. We wanted to take him to the Aquarium too, but due to shortage of time, that idea was cancelled.

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