Who Says Bangalore Isn’t Beautiful?

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It’s a constant refrain amongst my friends and colleagues that Bangalore just hasn’t managed to retain its old world charm and beauty. And it’s true, what was once a city of lakes and parks has now turned into a city of towering ugly apartments, and dried up, or severely polluted lakes.

But once in a while, I get a pleasant reminder of what this place used to be like.

Here are a few shots of Cubbon Park shot during one particularly lovely Sunday morning. Recently the city banned vehicular traffic through the park on Sundays, and the place was looking magical after the rains.

People strolling carefree on the empty roads

People strolling carefree on the empty roads

Overhanging trees provide ample protection from the sun

Overhanging trees provide ample protection from the sun

Yet another shot

Yet another shot

Nobody would believe this oasis of calm and peace exists in the heart of the city.

After a lovely morning stroll, or playing football on the grounds, or playing in the children’s park, a hearty breakfast/brunch at the nearby Koshy’s is highly recommended. Perfect Sunday guaranteed!

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