Bangalore - the green city, is named aptly as the city has ample greeneries that seduces your eyes, soothes your mind and fills you with peace and serenity. If you are residing in Bangalore and looking to spend a few hours this weekend in such a green place, parks are the best places for you. Bangalore has many parks filled with greenery, playing areas for kids, tracks for jogging, places to hang out with friends.
Here are the 9 best parks in Bangalore for you to relax and spend your time
1. Cubbon Park
Location: Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bangalore
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: No entry fee
The Cubbon Park in Bangalore is officially known as Sri Chamarajendra Park and is located in Sampangi Rama Nagar. The park i s spread across 300 acres and is surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers. One of the major attractions in the city, Cubbon Park is the go-to place for people in Bangalore. The long pathway of Cubbon park is surrounded by Gulmohar, oaks and cassia.
Apart from the green environment, the park has a musical fountain that dances to the tunes and treats your eyes. The park has a lotus park and houses more than 6000 indigenous and exotic plants.
If you are looking to click some fantastic photos to update your Whatsapp story, then the old historical buildings in this park will be a good place. The Cubbon park museum, Attara Kacheri, and Seshadri Iyer Memorial Park are among the historical buildings inside the Cubbon Park.
The Bangalore aquarium in Cubbon park is the second largest aquarium in India and a place worth watching.
2. Lal Bagh Botanical Garden
Location: Mavalli, Bangalore
Timings: 6 AM to 7 PM
Entry Fee: INR 25 per adult and free for children (below 12 years)
The Lal Bagh Botanical Garden was established by Hyder Ali in the 1760s and was completed by his son Tipu Sultan. This beautiful park located in Mavalli is spread over 240 acres. The park has more than 1000 plant varieties, most of them coming from France, Afghanistan and Persia. And most of the trees present in this garden are over 100 years old.
Originally named the Cypress garden, the scenic nature of Lal Bagh is admired by thousands of visitors from all walks of life. The park has 3 beautiful gardens: a Rose garden, Lotus Garden, and a Topiary Garden, which are worth watching. Every year during the week of Republic day and independence day, flower shows will be conducted here, which attracts thousands of visitors per day.
The park is home to birds like purple moorhen, parakeets, Brahminy kites, mynah, etc. The park is further beautified with lotus pools, fountains, lush green lawns, and the 3000 years old bagh rock to add to the serene nature. Go here with your family to breathe some fresh air and catch the beauty of nature.
3.Bannerghatta National Park