Cariappa Memorial Park
Cariappa Memorial Park is situated in the heart of Bangalore city as a part of the Parade Grounds on M.G Road. The 22 acre, park is dedicated in the memory of Field Marshall K.M. Cariappa, served in Indian Armed Forces. It was laid out in the year 1996 by the Indian Army and also maintained by them.
The uniqueness about this park is it provides games and play area in military themes, enabling the children to improve their physical, mental abilities with fun and excitement. At the entrance is the 7 feet tall, monolith statue of F.M. Cariappa. The park is divided into six parts. There is a band stand where six military bands perform every fortnight.
Visitors can view the show with comfortable seating at the lush green grass around the bandstand. The other attractions are the manned waterfalls, tarzan swing, burma bridge, zig zag tunnels, spider webs, sand pits, ponds and balance bars. This can be challenging for a toddler but definitely a treat for an adventure loving kid.
The park boasts of 1.8kms long walker's path paved with cobble stone. The eco friendly park has a large collection of indigenous and imported species of flora and fauna. It is maintained without the use of any pesticides or insecticides. Thus the park offers fresh unpolluted breath of air for the nature lovers in the midst of the buzzing IT city. It provides a wonderful family outing.
Even though the park is open to public on all seven days, on Saturday it is open to visitors from 1 to 7PM and on Sundays, it is open to visitors from 9 to 7 AM. On the rest of the days it is open from 5.30 PM to 8 PM.