Lal Bagh, Bangalore

Lal Bagh

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397 Ratings & 274 Reviews

About Lal Bagh (Garden)

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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.

What travellers are saying about Lal Bagh

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  • Good 47
  • Average 9
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  • Poor 1
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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  •  2251 helpful votes
  • Posted Feb 4, 2017
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  • Mithapure sachin
  •  15 helpful votes
  • Posted Feb 3, 2017
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Anil kumar

  • Scout
  • Anil kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  179 readers

"Amazing Park of Bangalore" new review

  • 5.6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
The best and largest park right at the center of Bangalore. Nothing comes close to this park cum garden. The flower show during Aug 15th is a sight to behold. It is very peaceful in the mornings and the recent metro station makes it easily accessible
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  • Tourist
  • Shreyas
  • 1 photo
  • 1 Review
  •  65 readers

"The place is very greenery and historic"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is best place in Bangalore city Peace, fresh air, tress, different kinds plants are main attraction of that place. It has a unique decoration in independence day which is attractive and special about that area
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Ruby rullz

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  • Ruby rullz
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  252 readers

"The Lalo baug- a wonderful visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 23, 2017
The Lalo baug Botanical garden is very beautiful. We saw a mango festival over there and any way it was good to see the numerous varieties of mangoes. There was the lake, the Japanese gardens, the glass house etc. A vehicle was also available which showed us the whole garden with some little amount of charges. It was a great pleasure to visit this attractive garden.
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  • 5 votes


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  • Ashi's
  • Lives in Thalassery
  • 2 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  415 readers

"Lalo bagh is very natural and beautiful place."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 5, 2017
Its very peaceful atmosphere and natural place located in Bangalore. Lalo bagh is near to kalasipalayam or k are market. It should be a refreshing place to your mind. And you can experience rare species of trees and beautiful flowers.
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  • 2 votes

Naresh vedi

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  • Naresh vedi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  432 readers


  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 28, 2017
We went there in end of Jan when there was a flower show going on. It was the best flower show I have ever seen. Very nice and clean place to visit. We loved eating different stuff there from all the vendors. It was cheap and tasty.
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  • 3 votes

Harsha Anjanappa

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  • Harsha Anjanappa
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 736 photos
  • 55 Reviews
  •  241 helpful votes
  •  23109 readers

"Botanical Garden at Bengaluru"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 27, 2017
It's a very good large place with clean and well maintained by the authorities.

You can spend whole day seeing different kinds of plants, trees and various types of flower. It's good for elderly person and children to enjoy over there, even newly married couple can go and spend time with the nature's. Peaceful and wonderful location and one more thing you need not take a ride from outside the Lalbagh Gate they will cheat you in a few metres and drop you back to the gate. You can walk and enjoy your journey and for food you can come at the exit point and there is a MTR Hotel located at Lal Bagh Main Road you can have a tasty South Indian food. And if you want to see world best followers show you can visit at Independence day that's starts few days before Indian Independence 15th August and few days after.
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  • 8 votes

Raghu Kura

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  • Raghu Kura
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  18 helpful votes
  •  5720 readers

"Visit to Lalbagh"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Feb 21, 2017
Best time is August 15th .. Flower decorations are worth watching
And best place to spend time with family.
Children can have nice time to play around with ample of games can be played. Food also available snacks type. We can have good time when we visit in the evening.
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  • 2 votes

Umang Kardani

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  • Umang Kardani
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 17 photos
  • 37 Reviews
  •  20 helpful votes
  •  36866 readers

"Average garden"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 7, 2017
It's just as an average garden nothing much special so we can say visit if it comes in your way, no need to give it special visit. If you have not seen botanical garden then you can go there.
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  • 2 votes

Vishal Tiwari

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  • Vishal Tiwari
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1598 readers

"Under renovation always"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2017
I have been to Lalo bagh for more than 4 times IIRC, and all the time it is under maintenance and worst.
The good thing is it is very big and has few places where photos will come good. I would say it is not must watch attraction in Bangalore. But if you want a day out with family this is good place to be.
You will not find much commotion here. If you come early here you can capture some good place to be with your family.
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  • 5 votes

Er thakur Ganeshsingh

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  • Er thakur Ganeshsingh
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  • 13 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
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"Must visit for us flower show"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 22, 2017
Lalo Bagh. A famous botanical garden also called as Lover's Point of Bangalore located in southern Bangalore formed by Haider Ali. A 240 acre wide Park in middle of busy streets of Bangalore offers a chilling and soothing breeze by sides of lake in it. The place is well known for its flowers show and botanical exhibition arranged on 15th Aug and 26th Jan. Various decorations, wide spread Garden, bonsai garden, sheesh palace, fountain, statues and quick bites make this place best choice for hangout. The place offers nice scenery and gardening arts making it best for selfies. Best to visit on weekends with family and weekdays for couples ;) must visit if you're visiting Bangalore for first time. And never miss the food festival, flower show and lake visits. So why to wait? It's 26th Jan coming up. So lace up your shoes and have fun.
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