Cariappa Park was laid out in 1996 in a portion of the parade grounds in Bangalore
between M.G. Road and Cubbon Road, in memory of the ex-Field Marshall K.M. Cariappa. The park is spread over 22 acres and has six segments, an entrance plaza, a 1.8 km long walk way, a huge man-made waterfall and a pond. A seven-foot monolithic monument of Cariappa stands inside. Six military bands perform every fortnight at the band stand. The grassy dunes around the bandstand provide comfortable seating for the public.
The garden is maintained by the various divisions of the army. The play area features sand pits, a spider web, Tarzan-swing, Burma bridge, zigzag tunnels and balance bars and is scientifically designed in military style to improve physical strength and mental co-ordination of children. Over 3000 varieties of indigenous and exported plants and trees contribute to its greenery. Considered eco friendly, no chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used for the maintenance of its rich flora population. Eatables and pets are not allowed inside.
Saturdays:13 00-19 00hrs
Sundays: 9 00-19 00hrs
Weekdays 17 30 - 20 00 hrs