- Karnataka - Cubbon Park
Park - 2 kms From MG Road
out in 1864 by Richard Sankey, The chief engineer
of Mysore, and named in honour of the Commissioner,
Park extends over an area of 135-ha (334 acres).
Its partly formal landscaping imaginatively integrates
croppings with groves of trees and giant bamboos.
The park is liberally dotted with statues, such as
of the 19th Century ruler Chamarajendra
Wodeyar ( 1868
- 94 ) over looking the pond near an Octagonal, cast-iron
bandstand. There are also marble statues of Queen Victoria
and Edward VII. In the middle of the park a red painted,
Neo-Classical building known as the Sheshadri
Iyer Memorial Houses a Public Library.
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