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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Pradeep Ramachandran

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  • Pradeep Ramachandran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 422 photos
  • 127 Reviews
  •  28 helpful votes
  •  48412 readers

"Bangalore pride .." new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
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.
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Ramkumar balasubramanian

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  • Ramkumar balasubramanian
  • 2 Reviews
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"Sight seeing in Lalbagh" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
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
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Sandeep kumar Roy

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  • Sandeep kumar Roy
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"Natural Bonanza right at the city centre"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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.
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Sabareesh kumar gunda

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  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Awesome time with flowers"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
1. I had some good time with my partner here with a lot of privacy for young couple like us
2. During evening they have flower show which very good and you can find very rare flowers as well
3. Staff needs to be more co-operative
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Khilesh chaturvedi

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  • 13 Reviews
  •  347 readers

"Peace amidst the bustle"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Lalo bagh has been an age old attraction in the city. It is a large expansive park and also has couple of small lakes and huge trees. It has a large rocky place on a higher level with good views down the city. I have spotted some beautiful birds at Lalo Bagh. It is pretty much in the middle of the city and the peace one experiences suddenly inside makes it feel like an oasis in the concrete jungle. The fantastic weather of Lalo Bagh makes it even more enjoyable. I had gone there this week after almost 35 years (I had gone there as a 13 year old child). I was anxious if the Garden will have the same charm and I was not at all disappointed.
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Siddhartha bhaskar arja

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  • 3 Reviews
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"Awesome nature's beauty"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I really loved the place. The place is so green and the beauty of the nature is seen. There are many varieties of trees and plants, a person who loves trees and plants will have their best time spent for hours. There's also a lake inside which gave a quite pleasant look and it was fabulous.
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Sumit Gupta

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  • Sumit Gupta
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Beautiful place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 30, 2016
This is an amazing place to go with family. Beautiful flowers and South Indian eateries are present. One would love to have guavas there. I went with my family
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Ravi Mittal

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"One lung of the city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 29, 2016
Lalbagh and cubbon parks have been the 2 lungs of our Garden city since time immemorial.
Lalbagh is a well maintained park with lots of walkways and a host of botanical delights to behold including colourful flowers, some really old trees and has a small lake inside as well.
One can spot a few birds inside, and lots of walkers especially in the morning.
There is a small hillock to climb up to as well as a glass house which hosts fantastic flower shows twice a year during independence day and republic day.
Snacks are available inside and some washrooms as well
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Niyaz saheb

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  • 5 Reviews
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"Good and well maintained place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 26, 2016
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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"It Was Laid by Nawab Hyder Ali in 1740s."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 20, 2016
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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