Lal Bagh, Bangalore
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Lal Bagh

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Lal Bagh
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215 Ratings & 141 Reviews

About 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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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Good 28
  • Average 6
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  • Poor 1
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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141 traveller reviews for Lal Bagh

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Mahesh Singh

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  • Mahesh Singh
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews

"Very beautiful plants around" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Today
This place is located in center of Bangalore, everyone will enjoy this place in terms of both climate and scenery. Plants and trees are very beautiful to see in that park.
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Anitha Durai

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  • Anitha Durai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 readers

"Back to childhood" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Good place to recollect our good old childhood days of picnic and botanical garden with school friends.. You have lake to see, different type of birds and a 167 year old tree.
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Charu Khanduja

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  • Charu Khanduja
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  35 readers

"Lal Bagh is a botanical gem" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Visited the garden just in time for the annual flower show this year. Was amazed by the vast expanse of horticulture and botanical marvels on display. The HMT Floral Clock at the entrance and the Glass House are the two landmarks which identify with Lal Bagh and must not be missed! :) The morning walks in the pleasant environ endow a certain freshness. You would require at least 2 hours to explore this destination fully. Photography is selectively allowed.
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Anshuman Talapatra

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  • Anshuman Talapatra
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 photo
  • 53 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  2678 readers

"Has a wide variety of plantation" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
If you are in Bangalore, this place is a tourist attraction, wide variety of trees, plantation & greeneries to offer acres of open place. Quiet surroundings, great spot for get together and to have fun with friends & family.
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Rajendra Kumar

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  • Rajendra Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 14 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2359 readers

"Best garden of Garden city" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
One of the best maintained garden in the heart of Bangalore's Lalbagh garden. It's huge and beautiful. Its best during sunrise. The rare species of trees are preserved.
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Vikram Dhere

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  • Vikram Dhere
  • Lives in Pune
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2385 readers

"Nice place to relax" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Very nice place to relax, Rose garden & glass house is good attraction. Also you can see a nice scene of Bangalore from the hilltop, temple is there for devotion and to sit for a while & relax.
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Robin Aggarwal

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  • Robin Aggarwal
  • Lives in Pune
  • 52 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  4673 readers

"Bangalore has this nice, beautiful garden, which makes it garden city of India" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Very true to said above, makes me convinced. One of beautiful garden I have ever visited and lot of different things inside, be it a mandir, lake, japenese garden, rose garden, HMT clock, glass palace etc.

Many things to eat in and sometime, some festivals like Mango festive in summers.
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Asmita Pradhan

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  • Asmita Pradhan
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 10 photos
  • 16 Reviews
  •  27 helpful votes
  •  8724 readers

"Glad there's some greenery left"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
You can either drive or take a rickshaw or opt for buses to reach Lal Bagh Botanical Garden.

The park opens early by 6 am and closes by 7ish in the evening. The entry is paid. Early morning, you are likely to spot people busy with their exercises, morning walks and by evening, the place gets crowded by the couples.

So i suggest go in the morning by 9 am.

There are benches to sit around the park and proper places to have food.

One of the best things that Bangalore has to offer. Amazing weather, the numerous trees in the park and the Lalbagh Lake makes it more special. The park is not well maintained though.

This place is closed on Public Holidays.
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Amit Gupta

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  • Amit Gupta
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  143 readers

"Do visit during festival times"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This bag always brings something unique during festivals. I went during mango festival. Loved all the varieties of mango showcased there. Lake is also good. Go during day time. There is parking charges too.
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Himanshu Aggarwal

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  • Himanshu Aggarwal
  • Lives in Rohtak
  • 6 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  1284 readers

"Good place to hangout in evening"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Best place for couples in Bangalore in evening, lush green environment. Full of majestic trees and birds has a big lake, looking at which one can easily spend hours.
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