Karnataka, the eigth largest state in the Indian Union, is a real treasure trove of tourist's delights.You fine can fine a dazzling array of ancient sculpted temples, modern cities, scenic hill ranges, virgin forests, endless beches and friendly people.
the capital of Karnataka is a major industrial and commercial centre and the fastest growing cosmopolitan city in India. Home to to fast growing software, electrontic, Earth Moving Equiment,Silk industry, it also has large number of Multi Nationals based in the city.
There are innumerable public gardens, public parks in Bangalore,it is therefore know as The Garden City of India, Lal Bagh - Sprawling in flowering gloy over 120 hectares, the garden was laid during 18th century by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan.The name Lal Bagh comes from Hindi in which Lal means "Red" and Bagh means "Garden". Lal Bagh also has a magnificent Glass House built in 1840 on the lines of London's Crystal Palace. The annual flower, fruit and shows are held here.
Sri Chamarajendra Park, widely known as the Cubbon Park is the premier park in Karnataka. This was initiated, planned, laid out and developed to commemorate the name of Sir Mark Cubbon. The extent of the park area is about 160 hectares. The features of this park are attractive canna-beds, vast stretches of lawns, tall trees like Avaucaria cookii, Acalypha shrubs, mango groves, rose gardens, the picturesque avenues particularly sunk gardens, huge tree avenue of java-fig, shrubberies, clipped plants and hedges, the well distributed ornamental flowering and foliage trees, a large pot-nursery and Bamboo island, etc. A special ‘Children’s Park’ has been laid out with a toy train, sliding slopes, sand pit, etc. The Jawahar Bal Bhavan situated here conducts camps and workshops for children and also screens children’s films.
Vidhana Soudha Garden
Gardens around Vidhana Soudha and Legislator’s Home were laid out in 1958 in an artistic manner to befit the building in an area of 25 hectares. Large stretches of lawns, the flower beds with clipped plants, trained bougainvillaeas are all artistically located. This is in continuation of the Cubbon Park. Trees with scented flowers and shrubs with scented flowers, Murraya exotica, night queen, etc., have been judiciously located.
Gardens in Mysore city:
Considerable portion of the city lying between the palace and Lalithamahal is occupied by a number of parks and gardens intercepted by beautiful avenues and roads. Curzon Park to the left of the fort, Nishat Bagh and Hardinge Circle, enthuse a profound interest. Among the other gardens the Gordon Park, the Lalithamahal gardens, Crawford Hall gardens unit, attract the interest of the visitors.Many more gardens are coming up around Mysore city and also at Manasagangotri, the campus of the Mysore University.
The world famous terrace garden, known as "Brindavan", is situated behind the Krishnarajasagar Dam. The work of laying out this garden was started in 1927. The garden extends to over an area of 10 hectars, and is laid out in three terraces and end in a horse-shoe shape and the slopes are planted with colourful bougainvillaes, etc. It is sixty feet below the top of the dam. A fruit and vegetable farm has been developed at this area, where all types of tropical and sub-tropical fruits are being grown.
Chamarajendra Zoological Garden
The Chamarajendra Zoological Garden at Mysore is situated in the most beautiful area of the City with Chamundi Hills as its backdrop. It is about 30 hectars in extent.Due to its varietal collection of animals, it has assumed a national importance. Notable improvements have been made during recent years.
Some of the other gardens are the Tungabhadra gardens which is situated behind the Tungabhadra dam and the Basava Vana at Basavakalyan was established on the occasion of the celebration of the eight centenary of Basaveshwara for growing ornamental and medicinal plants.
In Gulbarga city, Ivan Shahi gardens are an antraction by themselevs.
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