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Cubbon Park

Top choice in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

In the heart of Bengaluru’s business district is Cubbon Park, a well-maintained 120-hectare garden where Bengaluru’s residents converge to steal a moment from the rat race that rages outside. The gardens encompass the red-painted Gothic-style State Central Library. Unfortunately, Cubbon is not completely closed to traffic, except on Sundays, when there are concerts, fun runs, yoga and even a small farmers market.

Other wonderful colonial-era architecture around the park includes the colossal neo-Dravidian-style Vidhana Soudha, built in 1954, which serves as the legislative chambers of the state government, and neoclassical Attara Kacheri, built in 1864 and housing the High Court. The latter two are closed to the public.

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1. State Central Library

0.18 MILES

At the fringes of Cubbon Park, this red-painted Gothic-style library is worth a look around. Its impressive reading room is a tranquil escape from the…

2. Attara Kacheri

0.45 MILES

In the northwestern section of Cubbon Park, the neoclassical Attara Kacheri was built in 1864 and houses the High Court.

3. Vidhana Soudha

0.52 MILES

Located at the northwestern end of Cubbon Park, the colossal neo-Dravidian-style Vidhana Soudha was built in 1954 and serves as the legislative chambers…

4. Government Museum

0.53 MILES

In an imposing red colonial-era building dating from 1877 you’ll find a dusty, neglected collection of ancient stone carvings and artefacts excavated from…

5. Venkatappa Art Gallery

0.53 MILES

Here you can see several works by and some personal memorabilia of K Venkatappa (1887–1962), court painter to the Wodeyars (erstwhile maharajas of the…

7. St Mark’s Cathedral

0.81 MILES

Atmospheric cathedral built in 1812 with a distinctive domed roof based on St Paul's Cathedral in London. Check out the entrance's ornate carvings. There…

8. Jamia Masjid


Built in 1940 and dedicated to Tipi Sultan, this large mosque is one of Bengaluru's most impressive.