Best time to visitRepublic Day
Open hours6:00 am 6:00 pm
Things to doN/A
BudgetAdult Rs.10/- Children ( Below 12 years) Free
Best MonthsAll year
Rank4 out of 274 attractions in Bangalore
The Lalbagh Botanical Garden located in Bangalore is a very popular botanical garden in southern India spread over an area of 240 acres. The garden was said to be started by Hyder Ali- Ruler of Mysore and was finished by his successor Tipu Sultan. The Lalbagh Botanical Garden has a very famous Glass House which hosts the annual flower show. This Garden has the widest collection of tropical plants in India. The Botanical garden has a very beautiful lake and is one of the major tourist destinations in the city. The Lalbagh Botanical Garden surrounds a tower which was erected by the founder of Bangalore, Kempe Gowda. The park has many rare species of plants from various international countries as well, and has trees which are over 100 years old. Another major attraction in the Park is the Lalbagh Rock, which is one of the oldest rocks on earth.
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden
It claims to have the world’s most diverse species of plants. Spread over 240 acres of land, the Lalbagh Botanical Garden is located at the heart of the city of Bangalore. It derives its name from two words, 'lal' meaning red, 'bagh' meaning garden and is so called due to the abundance of red roses aplenty. It comprises the largest collection of India’s rare tropical plants, many ancient trees, a decorated flower clock and an imaginary lawn surrounded by Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Moreover, tourists can enjoy the beauty of a glasshouse, which is inspired by London’s Crystal Palace, one of Kempegowda’s watch towers, a peaceful lake and a topiary park as well.
Lalbaugh Botanical Gardens:Lalbaugh Botanical Gardens is a huge garden spread over 240 acres. It was the dream of Tipu Sultan and was initiated by the royal family. However, after Tipu Sultan’s death, it was left incomplete. Dr Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bangalore, completed the construction in 1782. It took 22 years to build the gardens and has been maintained splendidly even till this date. It would take you more than 2 hours to explore the entire place on foot. A smart way to explore this place in full is to take a ride of 45 mins with a guide in an open bogey which would take you through the entire place and even explain the history and significance of certain places. All this for just Rs 100. There are many things to see like the Glass house, Kempe Gowda’s tower, statute garden, artificial pond, glass house and hundreds of varieties of different trees. It’s a nice place even for a morning or evening stroll. Day 5: Finally the day came to depart from this city. However, the most important spot which must not be missed at any cost while in Bangalore was the Bangalore palace which was yet to be covered by me. I made it a point to cover the same while going to the airport.
An oasis of well maintained garden right in the middle of concrete jungle
Proudly known as the "Garden City", Bangalore has one of the best collection of nature sightseeing spots in the country. One among them is the famous 'Lalbagh Botanical Gardens' which is one of the most beautiful places in the city to walk around which has over 1,000 species of flora covering a vast 240 acre land area. Right next to it is also the famous "Namma MTR" which serves one of the best authentic South Indian food in the city and makes a must visit place in the city of Bangalore.
A tour around the city, especially through MG Road of Bangalore would give you the feel of the city. The rose gardens of Lalbagh Botanical Gardens are breathtaking. The city, Asia's IT hub, makes you feel like a techie yourself.