After visiting the Yoga University of Swami Vivekananda, it was close to lunch time. All of us were looking out some restaurant. Our next journey was to the heart of the city, Cubbon Park. We moved on, as it was around 6 km away from Kempe Gowda Nagar. As we were nearing Cubbon Park, I found a restaurant and we stopped the vehicle. It is Zodiac, which was a multi-cuisine restaurant. It is a very alluring place and as it was lunch time, there were a number of families gathered for lunch.
It was a buffet lunch with a wide range of items, which included both South and North Indian food. It had three to four types of starters, a huge variety for main course and about four types of desserts. We served our preferences on the platter and enjoyed the food thoroughly. We moved on to Cubbon Park, which is known as the ‘lung’ of the city. It is indeed a place to be! It is a vast area of 100 acres, which is blessed with bountiful nature. We moved in and felt the cool aura, which is pleasant especially after a heavy lunch. My children were very excited seeing such green surroundings amidst the buzzing city.
Apart from the trees and plants, there are a number of statues of popular personalities and a few buildings. Major buildings in Cubbon Park include the exorbitant Attara Kacheri, presently the Karnataka High Court, and Iyer Hall, which has the Central Library. It was a pleasant walk within the Park and I could see many visitors busy taking pictures of different species of plants and trees.
Other important buildings around Cubbon Park are Jawahar Bal Bhavan, the Venkatappa Art Gallery, Aquarium, and Children’s Library and so on. We decided to move to the aquarium. Somehow, I am always attracted to the colorful underwater world. We walked around and saw many ornamental fishes and it is beautifully arranged. I watched the kids who were enjoying and understanding more about underwater. Marble statues of Major General Cubbon, Queen Victoria, and Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar are installed in the park. It is a must-see location in Bangalore.