Lalbagh Botanical Garden
It has a wide variety of fauna & is spread out over a large area despite being in the middle of Bengaluru!!
- Entry Time : 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Entry Fee Adult : Rs. 10
- Time Required : 2-3 hrs
- Best Time : Early Morning
At a distance of 6 km from Bangalore City Railway Station, Lalbagh Botanical Garden is situated near the Lalbagh fort road. It is one of the best gardens in India and one of the best places to visit in Bangalore City.
At present, Lalbagh is maintained by the Directorate of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka. A centre for scientific study of plants and botanical artwork, this garden is testament of natural beauty.
Lalbagh is such a wonderful place where we can see plants which are rare and trees of more than 100 years. The gardens also has a large lake with a fountain in the centre and a waterfall feature connected to the lake. Another notable feature is a glass house in the centre of the park.
- Even though the garden is best enjoyed early morning, but will be crowded with people.
- An artificial waterfall,floral clock,nursery for cactus,glass house,and beautiful lake are the major attractions of this botanical garden.
- We can also shop saplings of cactus and other ornamental plants from the nursery available here.
- This is a paradise for photographers and social media junkie for their IG and FB posts.
- In addition to being rich in foliage, this garden also houses a number of birds such as Myna, Parakeets, Crows, Brahminy Kite, Pond Heron, Common Egret and Purple Moor Hen.
- Overall its a huge sprawling 250+ acres of wark well maintained in the center of the city.
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The ruler of Mysore, Hyder Ali commissioned the development of the garden in 1760. Initially designed in Mughal style, this garden was further developed by Hyder Ali's son Tipu Sultan. Sprawling over an area of 240 acres, there are more than 1,800 species of flora, including plants, shrubs and trees, most of them from outside India. The garden attained status of a Government Botanical Garden in 1856. The garden surrounds one of the towers erected by Kempe Gowda. The park has some rare species of plants brought from Persia, Afghanistan and France. With an intricate watering system for irrigation, this garden is aesthetically designed with lawns, flowerbeds, lotus pools and fountains. The Lalbagh Rock, one of the oldest rock formations on earth dating back to 3,000 million years, is another attraction.
The main attraction of the Garden is the Glass House. This has been modeled based on Crystal Palace in London. It was built in 1889 during the administration of John Cameron to commemorate the visit of Prince of Wales. The Glass House hosts a flower show which is held every year on Independence Day and Republic Day. The Bandstand, Lecture Hall, Lalbagh House, Pigeon House, Statue of Chamaraja Wodeyar, Lalbagh West Gate Guard Room, Museum and Main gate of Lalbagh, Deer Paddock, Lalbagh Lake and Aquarium building are other artistic structures that can be seen in Lalbagh. Another popular attraction is the giant floral clock.