My colleague and I were having a casual conversation of how crowded the parks in Bangalore are these days, and I had to agree with her every time I visit any park in Bangalore it is filled with people. Therefore, I suggested she should visit a different park, which is less crowded, she had no clue there were other famous lesser-known parks in Bangalore, which are too good to miss.
So, without any further due these are the parks I feel you should definitely visit at least once if you are in Bangalore and want to escape the daily stress and have a nice stroll. The list is not in any order;
Lal Bagh botanical gardens literally mean The Red Garden in English, how cool is that. It is located in southern Bangalore and has a glass house. Lal Bagh has two flower shows annually one in January and other in August there are lot migratory birds that Visit this park, they have a huge lake in the middle of the park. There are many other cool stuff in Lal bagh like a fossilised tree, Japanese decorative monument etc. You can easily spend 1.5 Hours strolling this park. Location.
Cubbon Park is a very famous landmark apart from being beautiful park. The park was originally called Meade’s park after Sir John Meade who was the acting commissioner in Mysore , but was subsequently renamed after Sir Mark Cubbon who was the longest serving commissioner of that time.
Cubbon Park has very famous statues of Sir K Sheshadri Iyer and Queen Victoria, the park is populate with different species of tree. They have a cluster of bamboo trees, which are most often a stage of theatrical play enthusiasts, who stage their acts free. You can easily spend 2 hours strolling this park.Location.
BANNERGHATTA NATIONAL PARK
This is also a biological reserve filled with 10-20 different types of flora and fauna. The park offers Safari excursions to visitors who are interested in the wide tour. The park also has a zoo, an Elephant Sanctuary and a Butterfly park.Location.
This is one of the lesser-known parks in Bangalore; J.P Park is abbreviation of Jaya Prakash Narayan Park, it is located in Mathikere. The design of the park is quiet unique, there are different figures depicting the village life. There is a small lake in the middle of the park; they also have a musical fountain, a swimming pool. The park is quiet huge covering close to 82 acres, and you can easily spend around 1 hour strolling here.Location.
This one is a little different from all your conventional parks, located in the central business district of Bangalore; this was a former Central jail and is now open to public for visit. Freedom Park sees many protests a famous one hosted was the India against Corruption supported by Anna Hazare. There are sculptures of freedom fighters in the park. You could easily spend 1.5 hours strolling this park.Location.
The name Lumbini is dedicated after lumbini of Nepal dedicated to Lord Buddha; it is located on the banks of Nagawara Lake. It contains an eco-friendly boating park and a floating restaurant. There is also an artificial beach and a children’s pool where you can relax. You can easily spend and 1 hour strolling here.Location.
I hope this list helps and you get a chance to Visit these parks soon, let me know if I have missed out any great parks, which you have visited in Bangalore