Cubbon Park purple tree

Cubbon park is like an oasis of green amidst the busy urbanscape, with a flourishing ecosystem with more than 6000 trees, considered the ‘lungs’ of the city. If you are looking for a place in the city of Bangalore with flora and fauna, then you should definitely visit Cubbon park.

Besides being the home to vibrant flora and birdlife, here you will also find the city’s most captivating structures including the Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall, Attara Kacheri, and the grand State Archaeological Museum. In the IT city of Bangalore, Cubbon Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions known for its scenic beauty.


If you are a history geek and want to explore and research the past and look at preserved architecture, then this place has plenty to offer. Historical and archaeological specimens preserved in the buildings of the park will give you an insight into our country’s past.

Cubbon Park Aerial view

There are a number of things to do in Cubbon park. You can take a wake inside the museums, take a walk or jog along the beautiful tree-lined avenues of the huge Cubbon park to relax.

There is also a massive aquarium famous as the Bangalore Aquarium. Here, you can get a glimpse of majestic-looking Siamese Fighting Fish, predators like red tail sharks, a variety of gouramis, and many more. The walk inside the aquarium is captivating and it is one of the famous tourist attractions for sea and nature enthusiasts.

If you plan to go on a sightseeing tour in Bangalore, Cubbon Park should be the first place. It is also a great place for children, the park has a toy-train track passing through that runs on biofuel every 10-20 minutes to give visitors a memorable ride!


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The architecture of Cubbon Park

There are some precious and stately buildings in Cubbon Park. Greco-Roman, classical, and neoclassical structures depict the old era you might want to know about. Students of the School of Architecture in Bangalore and other several groups conduct a number of heritage walking tours and also provide commentary on the history and style of these iconic Bangalore buildings.

There are a few buildings inside Cubbon Park that are marked for architectural importance- Attara Kacheri- the high court, the State Central Library, Venkatappa Art Gallery, the state Archeological Museum, Band Stand, and the Aquarium. It reflects Bangalore city’s distant colonial past. Located near the park entrance, you can take a look at the Corinthian columns of the red-bricked High Court, displaying the integral Gothic style of architecture.

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Like the museum building, a stately red building with ‘gables’, or typically European sloping rooftops, the Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall is situated in the middle of the park exhibiting Corinthian or Tuscan architectural influence.

To know about the history and heritage of the monuments, plaques are available to read before these buildings describing who commissioned the constructions. You can visit the place after sundown to witness the play of light and shade when the halls are illuminated.

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How to reach Cubbon park

From Airport: You can take the KSRTC bus that operates between the airport and M.G. Road or Kasturba Road. Other than that, you can directly book a cab to Kasturba Road.

The nearby places to the park are Hudson Circle, Ambedkar Veedhi, and State Central Library.


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Cubbon park library

Best time to visit Cubbon park

From September to February– the temperature remains soft and breezy. At this time, you can see more birdlife including migratory species too. There is less chance of rain and the climate is pleasant.

From March to May– It’s summertime and the park looks pretty with springtime flowers. The temperature doesn’t rise above 35 °C and is still pleasant.

From June to September– During this period you might witness mild to heavy rainfall. This is the best time for romantic getaways. Make sure you carry a big umbrella or rain cover.

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Important information about Cubbon park

Location- Kasturba Road, in Sampangi Rama Nagara, in Bengaluru City behind the High Court of Karnataka. You can reach the park easily by commuting by Cubbon Park Metro station, which is just 100 m walking distance.


Cubbon park timings- 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The park remains closed- On Mondays and the second Tuesdays of every month. The area in the park limited to only morning walkers remain open from 6:00-8:00 AM in the morning.

Cubbon park ticket price- Entry is free

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Tips for Visiting Cubbon Park

Keep the timings in mind and try not to go on off-days. Bring your best camera to click architectural details. Also, wear your comfy shoes because you have to walk a lot if you want to enjoy the park.


Things to do in Cubbon park

  • You can visit the Vishweshwaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum- Explore the technological museum, and the nine exhibition halls- the Engine Hall, How Things Work, Fun Science Hall, Space Gallery, Biotechnological Revolution Hall, Electro Technic Hall, BEL Hall of Electronics, a Dinosaur Enclave, and Science for Children.
  • Take a stroll or go on a Heritage Walk- Witness the regal historical figures sculpted out of marble including King Edwards VII, Queen Victoria, Lord Cubbon, Chamarajendra Wodeyar, and K. Seshadri Iyer.
  • Explore the rich flora and fauna- There are about 96 plant species in the park including some exotic specimens like the Silver Oak brought over from Australia.
  • Attend the park on Sundays for yoga and running- Anyone can join this completely free initiative hosted by Manish Pole of Total Yoga Studios as part of the Total Yoga 21 Day challenge from 8 am to 9:30 am on Sundays.
  • Visit the Cubbon park aquarium- One of the most popular attractions in Cubbon Park is the Cubbon Park Aquarium (Bangalore Aquarium). It was established in 1983, it has three different floors dedicated to water beings. There are 14 large water tanks on the first floor, the second floor has 69 tanks. Bangalore Aquarium timings- 10 AM to 5:30 PM.
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  • Attend Vegan Bangalore Potlucks- Delish healthy vegan food, Monthly potlucks, and luncheons under the trees.
  • Attend Saturday Children’s Shows by Puppets and Pearls with your kids and enjoy the Cubbon park toy train rides.
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Cubbon Park Parking

If you are planning to visit this park by your own vehicle, you don’t have to worry about the parking space as there are four major parking lots near the park such as on the Queens Roadside, from Balbhavan up to the high court complex.

We bet you are now convinced to visit the picturesque Cubbon park of Bangalore after reading all about it. Do visit the place, you will fall in love with it.