Bangalore has numerous nicknames, including the ‘Garden city of India’. According to tradition, the city owes this name to Krishna Raja Wodeyar, the 24th maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore. In celebration of his silver anniversary, he embellished Bangalore with lavish gardens, parks and lakes. Since then, strolling and recreating in the local greenery has been a favourite pastime of residents.
The second largest city in India has a population of 12 million. Although Bangalore attracts fewer tourists than Mumbai and Delhi, it is perhaps the city with the highest quality of living in the country. Located at an elevation of 900 metres, the climate is pleasantly mild. Like other Asian megacities, Bangalore also suffers from overpopulation and air pollution, but the greenery of this Garden City makes up for much of this. The following three parks are very different in their own unique way. Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city has never been so easy.