It’s a pretty cool thing

This is something that I have noticed, felt, realized every time I pass this stretch. I feel this phenomenon is more evident for those of us on a two wheeler. May be a few of the four wheel users also must have felt it. And I am sure there are many such stretches around here in Bangalore. But since I travel regularly that way I am able to point out only this.


In the evenings, when I get onto Kasturba Road from the Hudson Circle, I feel the air around there becoming cooler compared to how it was say at Hudson Circle. It pretty much stays that way all the way up to Vittal Malya Road-Kasturba Road junction & is back to normal once you cross the signal & head towards MG Road.


My only guess for this is the vast number of trees in Cubbon Park that adjoins Kasturba Road. It’s a nice experience really especially now that is summer time here. In the winter it gets much cooler on this stretch compared to how it is elsewhere.


If it is the trees then just imagine what an impact these trees make to the city’s weather conditions. And its general knowledge that the tree cover in the city is on the decline.

7 Comments so far

  1. Giri (gdatuk) on May 6th, 2008 @ 5:35 pm

    In Chennai from IIT to Kotturpuram Gardens stretch, you can feel the same sort of coolness. Its mainly due to the trees.

  2. krishnam on May 7th, 2008 @ 8:39 am

    That happens on the Nanda main road (rose garden) as well!

  3. stanleylobo on May 7th, 2008 @ 10:51 am

    Even the stretch on BEL road from Ramaiah Hospital to CV Raman Avenue gets pretty chilly

  4. bharath144 on May 7th, 2008 @ 12:43 pm

    The same can be felt on Inner ring road too. Apart from being chilly, it will be windy. Feels great. But yes, a walk or a drive on the stretch from Hudson circle to mallya road junction is a great experience.

  5. janum on May 7th, 2008 @ 5:02 pm

    very true.
    particularly the kasturba -VM stretch gives a nostalgic feel of the historical blore!!

  6. anushsh on May 10th, 2008 @ 10:18 am

    Its the "micro environment" becaue of the trees :)

  7. rachna on May 12th, 2008 @ 2:17 pm

    Pretty bad no one is doing anything to save the trees. Everyone cries hoarse about the environment but do any of us actually do something about it. Bangalore, the garden city is now a garden of concrete, if I can say so.

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