Lal Bagh, Bangalore

Lal Bagh

Rank 2
Ranked 2 of 483,
in Bangalore
Average Rating
5.8 / 7 1
389 Ratings & 271 Reviews

About Lal Bagh

voted as clean
    • 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 this Sightseeing

Experience scale
  • Excellent 99
  • Very Good 113
  • Good 47
  • Average 9
  • Below Average 2
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage
Prakash gaikwad

  • Tourist
  • Prakash gaikwad
  •  7 helpful votes
  • Posted 3 months ago
Overall Rating
  • 351

Mithapure sachin

  • Tourist
  • Mithapure sachin
  •  1 helpful vote
  • Posted 3 months ago
Overall Rating
  • 269

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

  • Guru
  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 4028 photos
  • 662 Reviews
  •  11338 helpful votes
  •  196811 readers
  • Posted Jun 13, 2016
Overall Rating
  • 719

271 traveller reviews for Lal Bagh

Sort by:

  • Tourist
  • Ashi's
  • Lives in Thalassery
  • 2 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  45 readers

"Lalo bagh is very natural and beautiful place." new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 1 vote

Naresh vedi

  • Tourist
  • Naresh vedi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  57 readers

"Excellent" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Harsha Anjanappa

  • Tourist
  • Harsha Anjanappa
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 736 photos
  • 55 Reviews
  •  198 helpful votes
  •  12670 readers

"Botanical Garden at Bengaluru"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 3 votes

Raghu Kura

  • Scout
  • Raghu Kura
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  5166 readers

"Visit to Lalbagh"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Umang Kardani

  • Tourist
  • Umang Kardani
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 17 photos
  • 37 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  15712 readers

"Average garden"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Vishal Tiwari

  • Tourist
  • Vishal Tiwari
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1028 readers

"Under renovation always"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Er thakur Ganeshsingh

  • Explorer
  • Er thakur Ganeshsingh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 21 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  8932 readers

"Must visit for us flower show"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Pradeep Ramachandran

  • Tourist
  • Pradeep Ramachandran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 636 photos
  • 161 Reviews
  •  41 helpful votes
  •  56373 readers

"Bangalore pride .."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 10, 2017
One of the best place to hangout families and couples. Its is centrally located in the city. Which having more than 240 acres. We can see many trees and birds in this botanical park. Best time to visit is weekend and yearly 2 times flower show will happen on republic day week and independence week.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Ramkumar balasubramanian

  • Tourist
  • Ramkumar balasubramanian
  • 2 Reviews
  •  273 readers

"Sight seeing in Lalbagh"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 31, 2016
I am a resident of Bangalore and for any one who visits Bangalore I will recommend Lalo Bagh gardens. It is one of the largest garden in India. If you take a morning walk in Lalo Bagh it is one of the most blissful feeling you can get in nature.
During the independence and Republic days you have the flower show in the glass house. It is crowded but it is worth as the theme is fully decorated by natural flowers. Transport to Lalo Bagh is best by autos or if you have a car it has parking. There is a nursery attached to the Lalo Bagh where all types of plants are sold by the Government of Karnataka at a very reasonable rate. People visit Lalo Bagh for the nursery.
You also see people taking Hot corns fried in charcoal apart from various street food you can eat and enjoy
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Sandeep kumar Roy

  • Connoisseur
  • Sandeep kumar Roy
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 76 photos
  • 43 Reviews
  •  61 helpful votes
  •  31428 readers

"Natural Bonanza right at the city centre"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 4, 2016
It is amazing to find such a big span of natural habitat right in the middle of the city. The area has many rare trees, well manicured flower beds, lake and fountains, making it an ideal place for a family outing. Biannual flower shows are also big attraction but the entry is chargeable at that time. Reasonable eats & drinking water are available. There is a good nursery, selling varieties of saplings. Fairly large parking space is assigned for vehicles.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Other sightseeing options in Bangalore

Lal Bagh Blogs

Best time to visit Bangalore with family

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Have you been to Lal Bagh?