Lal Bagh, Bangalore
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Lal Bagh

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM

Lal Bagh, one of the main attractions of Bangalore, was commissioned in the year 1760 by Hyder Ali and was completed by his successor Tipu Sultan. Spread over an area of 240 acres, the garden attained status of a Government Botanical Garden in 1856. Situated in the southern part of the city, this botanical garden houses rarest species of plants and trees from India as well as other countries.

Commissioned on the theme of Delhi Mughal Garden, the garden embraces rare plants of Persian, Afghani and French origin. This aesthetically designed garden comprising lotus pools and fountains have an intricate irrigation mechanism for lawns and flowerbeds. Trees and plant species are appropriately labelled for convenient identification.

Among other distinct attractions of the garden is the Lal Bagh Rock, which is around 3000 million years old. At present, Lal Bagh 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.

Travellers can reach this beautiful garden through different modes of transport, like auto rickshaws and buses. Tourists can also reach the destination by opting for KSRTC buses, which are connected to different parts of the city.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
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  • 648 Reviews
  •  10115 helpful votes
  •  103867 readers
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Niyaz saheb

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  • Niyaz saheb
  • 5 Reviews
  •  109 readers

"Good and well maintained place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Yesterday
Very good place to visit. A very healthy environment and fresh air, no noise pollution. Kids can play and surely everyone would love to visit over and again. We can feel the real nature and miracle of creator and his creation. It makes you what we are missing in our surroundings. Greenery, birds, trees, fresh air.. Feels like HEAVEN and you would miss it when you go home. :)
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 3763 photos
  • 649 Reviews
  •  10116 helpful votes
  •  103958 readers

"It Was Laid by Nawab Hyder Ali in 1740s." new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Bangalore is known as city of Gardens and Lalo Bagh Is the City's pride.
Lalbagh is regarded as one of the most richly diverse botanical gardens in South Asia, Lalbagh in the southern part of the city, was laid out by Nawab Hyder Ali in 1740. Spread over 97 ha about 240 acres of parkland, many of tropical and subtropical plants were brought here by Tipu Sultan, as one Mango Tree still remains attraction for visitors which was planted by Tipu himself.
Later, John Cameron, the Garden's Superintendent in the 1870s, imported several more species from Kew Gardens in London. Cameron was also responsible for initiating work on Lalbagh's famous Glass House, modelled on London's Crystal palace and conceived as avenue for horticultural shows as Rose show held biennially and many other shows. Surrounded by Champaka trees and pencil cedars, Bamboos from Japan, Eucalyptus trees as black from china and white from Australia, the Glass House has played host to several visiting dignitaries.
It has four entrances and close to Northern Gate one huge granite rock, which is a geological monument about 3000 million years old and on top of that the Kempe Gowdas Tower is situated. It also has a beautiful cylindrical masonry structure for Pigeons and a beautiful Lake. The entrance to the Garden is marked by an equestrian statue of Chamaraja Wadiyar of Mysore. Another Popular attraction is the surreal Floral clock, surrounded by Snow White and the seven dwarfs; this was a gift from HMT, leading manufacturer of watches.  
It is a wonderful and beautiful place as thousands of visitors are visiting everyday, a minor entree fee is charged.
Tipu's palace, Ashoka pillar, Kempe Godas Tower, Kote Venkataramanswamy temple, Kankaya Parmeshwari temple, Shantinagar Church etc attractions are in close proximity as all are of great interest. Many famous restaurants like Barbeque Nation in Kormangala where visitors may experience an innovative hospitality and just exclusive taste.
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Peddaiah Madas

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  • Peddaiah Madas
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  198 readers

"A good place to visit with family"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Summer time it is very good. You can enjoy weather too. It is a very large Garden, maintained and it has so interesting views. It would take around 2-3 hours.
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Romil Yadav

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  • Romil Yadav
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  434 readers

"Natural beauty and incredibly huge Garden"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It's a very large garden, well-maintained and it has so many interesting views. It would take around 2-3 hours to explore the whole garden. It's amazing views near lake.
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V abdul Jaleel

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  • V abdul Jaleel
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  • Lives in Thrissur
  • 42 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  19 helpful votes
  •  11593 readers

"A good place to visit with family"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Summer time it is very good. You can enjoy the weather too, full of greenery. You can sit and relax also. Lots of attractions were there, you can have good memory. Some time you can enjoy and buy items from exhibition also.
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Ritesh Khajuria

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  • Ritesh Khajuria
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2066 readers

"One of the most visited places in Bangalore"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is one of the most visited places in Bangalore. It is good for couples who can find corners easily to spend time :P

It is good for elderly people as they get to have some fresh air out of the poisonous polluted air of bangalore city. It is also good for people who love green colour :)
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Bibhuti  Panigrahy

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  • Bibhuti Panigrahy
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  576 readers

"Natural Garden with a beautiful Glass House"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This garden was commissioned by King Hyder Ali ruler of Mysore finished by Tipu Sultan. Because Bangalore used to be the summer palce of Mysore Royal Family. Further maintained by the britishers. Now this is the greenery hub of Bangalore. It's in the centre of the city with 100 + acre greenery inside it. It's a botanical garden as well. Great place for Botany students and researchers.

You can find nature loving people here. Heavily crowded on the weekends. If you wish to cover all the places of Lalbagh quickly please book a battery vehicle which is available at the double road entrance with a nominal fees of 100 per person.

A great place again for picnics and 1/2 days outings. Some seasonal shows organised by the Lal Bagh management in which flower show and mango show are famous. If you need some saplings and help with your garden their helpful staffs are always available to help you out.
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Bimal

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  • Bimal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 11 Reviews
  •  4649 readers

"A beautiful place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Spread across several acres in the middle of the city, this place is something an urban dweller looks forward to. As the name suggests, there are thousands of varieties of plants and trees with suitable labels around. There is a glass house inside it. There are multiple entry points. Horticulture Director's office is also situated inside the garden. Flower show is a awesome attraction of this park. People come for various purpose here like morning and evening walk, to visit plants, flowers and trees etc.
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Deepesh keriwal

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  • Deepesh keriwal
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  840 readers

"A very nice park"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 29, 2016
Very beautiful and nice park for visiting. Many types of trees and plants are there. Very greenish area in Bangalore. Families are enjoying there in evening so go there with your family or loving one you feels very good place there. There is a small mountain in the park go there and take many photos there.
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  • 5 votes

Nahas muhammed P

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  • Nahas muhammed P
  • 7 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  16349 readers

"Cool, must visit once in a life"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2016
The place is something lovely, best park I ever visited in India. Wonderful location. Motor car for sightseeing is main attraction. If you wish to travel in this motor car, must enter the park through Glass House entry. If you enter through main park, you have to walk 2 km to get the ticket. Well maintained park.
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