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Event Details

Date

28 February 2020


Time

06:45

Start location

Cubbon Park

Organisers

Uddipona Baruah
uddipona.baruah@tandfindia.com

Walk description

Cubbon Park is a landmark 'lung' area of Bengaluru city and lies at the heart of the city of Bangalore. The park is one of the major attractions in the city and stretches over a large area which encompasses many government buildings, heritage centers and historical monuments. The topography of the park has a unique outlook, with groves of various trees, flowerbeds, bamboos, and some monumental statues. Indigenous and exotic botanical species found in the park are about 68 genera and 96 species with a total of around 6000 plants/trees. We have a special heritage walk planned for our WTW 2020.

This Cubbon Park Walk, will cover a guided tour explaining the following:

1. The flora in Cubbon Park, most of which consists of exotics imported into India.

2. Comparison of the style of Architecture of the earliest British secular buildings in Bangalore such as the Museum, the Attara Kutcheri or High Court and the State Central Library with the post-Independence Vidhana Soudha which has used architectural elements from Hindu temples.

3. There are 5 statues in Cubbon Park of British royalty and nobility whose contributions to Mysore and to India will be elaborated on.

4. Cubbon Park was the haunt of some famous personalities such as Sir Ronald Ross (discoverer of the Malaria vector in the female Anopheles mosquito) and Kenneth Anderson - India's most famous shikar (hunter) after Jim Corbett and Rumale, our home grown painter whose style has often been compared with Van Gogh.

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Shanghai Stats

% COLLEAGUES SIGNED UP

TOTAL

BY DIVISION

Informa Markets 157%
Group 50%
Taylor & Francis 91%

WALKERS

74

TOTAL DISTANCE

370 kms

Raised so far

£2,932

Our Goal

£2,300

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