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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  •  5 helpful votes
  • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Mithapure sachin
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  • 4065 photos
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Harsha Anjanappa

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  • Harsha Anjanappa
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 665 photos
  • 49 Reviews
  •  194 helpful votes
  •  11903 readers

"Botanical Garden at Bengaluru" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks 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.
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Raghu Kura

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  • Raghu Kura
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  5054 readers

"Visit to Lalbagh"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month 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.
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Umang Kardani

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  • Umang Kardani
  • Lives in Gandhinagar
  • 17 photos
  • 27 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  7517 readers

"Average garden"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 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.
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Vishal Tiwari

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  • Vishal Tiwari
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  499 readers

"Under renovation always"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 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.
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Er thakur Ganeshsingh

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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 21 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  8792 readers

"Must visit for us flower show"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 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.
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Pradeep Ramachandran

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  • Pradeep Ramachandran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 636 photos
  • 161 Reviews
  •  39 helpful votes
  •  53876 readers

"Bangalore pride .."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
  •  220 readers

"Sight seeing in Lalbagh"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 76 photos
  • 42 Reviews
  •  59 helpful votes
  •  30429 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.
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Sabareesh kumar gunda

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  • Sabareesh kumar gunda
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  502 readers

"Awesome time with flowers"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 1, 2016
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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  • Khilesh chaturvedi
  • 13 Reviews
  •  526 readers

"Peace amidst the bustle"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 26, 2016
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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