Bangalore is perfectly named as 'The Garden City of India'. The city is a retreat to the eyes as it is adorned beautifully with hedges and flowers all through, some as old as the city itself.
Endorsing some of the best and rarest varieties of greenery in the world, the parks and gardens of Bangalore are romantically landscaped with fountains and multicolored lights that form the major attractions. These parks and gardens also serve as favorite haunt for joggers, fitness enthusiasts and for walks. The gardens are equally popular among children, young people and the old alike.
Take a leisurely stroll or just to bask in the winter sun. The garden offer serene environs and a delightful respite from the humdrum of the city. With an intricate watering system the gardens and parks of Bangalore are well-maintained and occasionally charge a nominal fee. Aesthetically designed, with lawns, glass-houses, flower beds, lotus pools, shady bowers and shimmering fountains, the winding pathways by the elegant classical buildings invariably take you to a tranquil haven.
They spread across the whole stretch of the park. One of the major attractions of the park is the statue of the 19th century ruler Chamarajendra Wodedeyar (1868- 94). This statue is located near an octagonal bandstand overlooking the pond. Marble statues of Queen Victoria and Edward VII are also kept here. There is also a public library named Sheshadri Iyer Memorial in the middle of the park. The building of the library is red painted and is Neo- Classical in style.
Kariappa Memorial Park in Bangalore was laid out in 1996. This park occupies a portion of the parade ground between M.G. Road and Cubbon Park. This park was laid in the memory of Field Marshall K.M. Kariappa. The 22 acre stretch of the park is divided into six segments. There is also an entrance plaza and a seven feet high monolithic monument of Kariappa. There is also a wonderful man-made waterfall and a pond to attract birds to Kariappa Memorial Park.
Last Updated on : 03/13/2013