Lal Bagh, Bangalore
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Lal Bagh

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Lal Bagh
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207 Ratings & 130 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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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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Robin Aggarwal

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  • Robin Aggarwal
  • Lives in Pune
  • 19 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2096 readers

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

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 4 days 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
  • 9 photos
  • 14 Reviews
  •  22 helpful votes
  •  4351 readers

"Glad there's some greenery left" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 6 days 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
  •  29 readers

"Do visit during festival times" new review

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 7 days 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
  •  831 readers

"Good place to hangout in evening" new review

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 1 week 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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Vinay Gowda

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  • Vinay Gowda
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 18 Reviews
  •  111 helpful votes
  •  21999 readers

"Never disappointing place" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
When you starve for some fresh & best place to hangout with family inside Bengaluru this could be my first recommendation. When the sky turns to dusk whole place turns out to be workshop for photographers. On a whole Lalbagh is never disappointing for any crowd.
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Pranjal sharma

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  • Pranjal sharma
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 13 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2731 readers

"A place for botanical and greenery lover" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Though the vast botanical garden is difficult to cover in a single visit, it soon becomes monotonous watching all the trees with their botanical names. If you are a botany lover though this may be your Alice in wonderland. Also sometimes couple's PDA makes this place a little awkward to visit but it's not a big nuisance. The glass house inside is also a center of attraction with lot of local movies being shot here.
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Gul Makhijani

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  • Gul Makhijani
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  • Lives in Baroda
  • 7 Reviews
  •  1304 readers

"Filled with all kinds of flowers"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Dream flowers, colorful flowers and all size flowers are available and complete flower families which are well decorated organised.
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Srikanth Mukkhamala

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  • Srikanth Mukkhamala
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 8 Reviews
  •  1645 readers

"Wonderful place in Bangalore"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The Lalbagh botanical is the best garden I ever visited in my life time, very pleasant to visit and nice atmosphere. One of the most beautiful places in Bangalore to visit. We came here for college tour along with my faculty.
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Chandan Debnath

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  • 4 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  5784 readers

"Best place to be relaxed"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Quite well maintained, huge space to breath freely, very refreshing and great place for tree lovers, lots of old and rare trees can be seen. Sunset and sunrise can be enjoyed with scenic beauty, it's a must visit place in Bangalore.
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Anju Sasidharan

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  • Anju Sasidharan
  • 1 Review
  •  230 readers

"Nice with family"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This year Jan I have saw the flower show there is no words to explain. Visited along with my family members and we got a good vacation.
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