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The board outside Jawahar Bal Bhavan, located within Cubbon Park clearly mentions that entry for adults is allowed only if they are accompanied by children. Built specially for kids, the park is still a favorite haunt for many adults too in the city. Every child in Bengaluru has some part of his or her memories in the Jawahar Bal Bhavan. Colorful balloons that excite kids are sold in plenty by hawkers who tease them with their wares. Putani Express is the small toy train that runs through the park and one often sees a bunch of screaming kids enjoying themselves on their private train. Sri Jayachamarendra Hall, is the place where summer courses for kids are held along with other recreational activities. Rides such as ferris wheels and carousels add to the tiny tot's delight. Please note that the park remains closed on Mondays.
Responsible for having endorsed some of Indian Contemporary Art's well-known names, Apparao Galleries has two other establishments, one in Chennai and the other in New Delhi. Apart from holding some of the best works in contemporary art, it also helps collectors document as well as authenticate their collection. It is located opposite Cash Pharmacy and adjacent to Bishop Cottons Boys School. Please do visit the website for more information.
The diamond-shaped building of the Government Aquarium should be visited by those who are aroused by exotic aquatic life. These pretty and colorful shoal of fish are fun to look at when they keep darting across each other in their little wooden tanks. The aquarium has a small but interesting collection like the Black Ghost, Serpent Tetra, Gold Fish, Angel Fish, Flower Horn and the Blue Gourami. Ornamental and pet fishes too can be bought at the shop near the building. The aquarium is situated in Cubbon Park which is a very popular hangout join in Bengaluru, and it remains closed every Monday and on second Tuesdays of the month.
Attara Kacheri as it is popularly known in the local language is the office for the Karnataka High Court and is the official venue for conducting high court activities. Attara Kacheri in English means presiding over eighteen offices, all of which are within its glorious premises. Apart from its authoritative prominence in the legal scene of Karnataka, the structure itself is a beauty to gaze at. With a history dating way back to the 19th Century, this red brick building was built with columns, which suggest its inspiration from the mid-eighteenth century's Neo-Classical style of architecture. Attara Kacheri cannot be missed as it is right opposite the Vidhana Soudha on Rajbhavan Road.
The Magistrate's offices and the surrounding buildings are mostly public offices comprising of notaries and small courts. The traffic court that deals with cases pertaining to traffic offenses is also located here. The buildings with their white columns and arches are reminiscent of the British architecture from the days gone by. Nestled in lush greenery, many a time the tree branches shadow the view of the buildings. This enclave is always bustling with activity as people and busy looking lawyers in black coats keep pacing about excitedly. Next in the same premises is the Mayo Hall, another landmark building of the city. One might not find a guide here to tell exactly you what the place is all about, so you just have to look at the buildings and imagine what it would have been like during precolonial times