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Cubbon Park

The park is located at a decent distance of 5km from the railway station. This 300acres of sheer beauty was an outcome of a British Chief Engineer of Mysore, Sir Richard Shanky in 1864. The park has been named after Cir Mark Cubbon who was Bangalore's longest serving commissioner.

Beautiful roads, blooming trees and placid plains are spread all around. Cubbon Park is a lush, grassy expanse with flowerbeds adding to the subtle beauty of the park. The park also has several elegant Graeco-colonial style building showing British influence. There are a number of monuments within the park including a memorial hall located at the center of the park that is dedicated to Aeshadri Aiyar, a Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Children's Park and a Museum.

The museum was established in 1866 and is housing the specimens of Vijaynagar and Halebid, Mohenjadaeo architecture, ancient coins and stone inscriptions which are as old as 5000years. This, one of the oldest museum in India, can be visited on all; days except Mondays from 08:00am to 05:00pm.

At the entrance you can see a diamond shaped aquarium, the second largest in the country, There is a good collection of exotic fishes in the aquarium. The park remains closed on Mondays.

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