Trees of Cubbon Park #ThursdayTreeLove

During the annual leave in Dec 2018, dad had insisted that we visit the Cubbon park. Many a times I too have had this wish to visit the park in the early hours during a weekend. But somehow, it had never materialised. So, I was glad that dad had insisted on going there. Also, another big plus was that, on account of it being the holiday season, we would’nt have to worry about the usual ‘distance’ or ‘traffic’ woes πŸ˜›

It was just the 4 of us – Sis1, Ammu, Dad and me, at home. So we decided to skip the routine, have lunch outside and then visit the park in the afternoon. As planned, we reached the park around 3 pm and spent the next couple of hours strolling through the park, taking in the views and of course did our mandatory photo sessionsΒ  πŸ™‚

Here’s some Cubbon Park trivia from the wiki page –

Cubbon Park, officially called Sri Chamarajendra Park is a landmark ‘lung’ space of Bengaluru city and is located within the heart of the city. Originally created in 1870, when Major General Richard Sankey was the then British Chief Engineer of Mysore state, it covered an area of 100 acres (0.40 km2) and subsequent expansion has taken place and the area reported now is about 300 acres (1.2 km2).It has a rich recorded history of abundant flora and fauna.

The predominantly green area of the park has many motorable roads, and the well-laid-out walking paths running through the park are frequented by early morning walkers and the naturalists who study plants in the tranquil natural environment.

I had instinctively and almost obsessively clicked pics of the trees all around, and of the glorious winter skyscapes!

Here are a select few…

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The evergreen one must be the Rain Tree (Samanea saman) and the bare twigs seem to be of the Copper Pod tree (Peltophorum)
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Lots of trees around.. a palm at the right
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The sky framed by trees… I can only tell the Auracarias apart πŸ™‚
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Dead wood (stump) converted to a wood sculpture…
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Thunbergia coccinea… these lovely blooms were found all along the length of that road!
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Trees and birds! It was an amazing sight to see the huge number of birds and also a bunch of them taking off simultaneously!!

Hope you enjoyed the views of the Cubbon park as seen from my lens πŸ™‚

This is my entry for the #ThursdayTreeLove blog hop hosted at Parul’s blogΒ , on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Do join in, and/or hop over for a feast of tree pics πŸ™‚

9 thoughts on “Trees of Cubbon Park #ThursdayTreeLove

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  1. Pretty pictures there. We are so blessed to have this and Lalbagh in our city. πŸ™‚ Su goes for his morning runs on weekends there, and I love joining him too. Feels like heaven! That followed by breakfast at MTR makes the day complete. πŸ˜€

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  2. Love! ❀
    I moved to Singapore from Bangalore 1.5 years back and this post took me back so many memory lanes. Those trees! And breakfast at MTR or CTR. Sigh.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog! I am browsing through yours and loving every moment! πŸ™‚

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