Lal Bagh, Bangalore

Lal Bagh

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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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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 3542 photos
  • 642 Reviews
  •  10098 helpful votes
  •  95842 readers
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
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Peddaiah Madas

  • Tourist
  • Peddaiah Madas
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  105 readers

"A good place to visit with family" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Summer time it is very good. You can enjoy weather too. It is a very large Garden, maintained and it has so interesting views. It would take around 2-3 hours.
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Romil Yadav

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  • Romil Yadav
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  337 readers

"Natural beauty and incredibly huge Garden"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It's a very large garden, well-maintained and it has so many interesting views. It would take around 2-3 hours to explore the whole garden. It's amazing views near lake.
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V abdul Jaleel

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  • V abdul Jaleel
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Thrissur
  • 42 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  19 helpful votes
  •  11128 readers

"A good place to visit with family"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Summer time it is very good. You can enjoy the weather too, full of greenery. You can sit and relax also. Lots of attractions were there, you can have good memory. Some time you can enjoy and buy items from exhibition also.
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Ritesh Khajuria

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  • Ritesh Khajuria
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1919 readers

"One of the most visited places in Bangalore"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is one of the most visited places in Bangalore. It is good for couples who can find corners easily to spend time :P

It is good for elderly people as they get to have some fresh air out of the poisonous polluted air of bangalore city. It is also good for people who love green colour :)
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Bibhuti  Panigrahy

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  • Bibhuti Panigrahy
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  479 readers

"Natural Garden with a beautiful Glass House"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This garden was commissioned by King Hyder Ali ruler of Mysore finished by Tipu Sultan. Because Bangalore used to be the summer palce of Mysore Royal Family. Further maintained by the britishers. Now this is the greenery hub of Bangalore. It's in the centre of the city with 100 + acre greenery inside it. It's a botanical garden as well. Great place for Botany students and researchers.

You can find nature loving people here. Heavily crowded on the weekends. If you wish to cover all the places of Lalbagh quickly please book a battery vehicle which is available at the double road entrance with a nominal fees of 100 per person.

A great place again for picnics and 1/2 days outings. Some seasonal shows organised by the Lal Bagh management in which flower show and mango show are famous. If you need some saplings and help with your garden their helpful staffs are always available to help you out.
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  • Bimal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 11 Reviews
  •  4462 readers

"A beautiful place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Spread across several acres in the middle of the city, this place is something an urban dweller looks forward to. As the name suggests, there are thousands of varieties of plants and trees with suitable labels around. There is a glass house inside it. There are multiple entry points. Horticulture Director's office is also situated inside the garden. Flower show is a awesome attraction of this park. People come for various purpose here like morning and evening walk, to visit plants, flowers and trees etc.
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Deepesh keriwal

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  • Deepesh keriwal
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  749 readers

"A very nice park"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Very beautiful and nice park for visiting. Many types of trees and plants are there. Very greenish area in Bangalore. Families are enjoying there in evening so go there with your family or loving one you feels very good place there. There is a small mountain in the park go there and take many photos there.
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  • 5 votes

Nahas muhammed P

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  • Nahas muhammed P
  • 7 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  16076 readers

"Cool, must visit once in a life"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The place is something lovely, best park I ever visited in India. Wonderful location. Motor car for sightseeing is main attraction. If you wish to travel in this motor car, must enter the park through Glass House entry. If you enter through main park, you have to walk 2 km to get the ticket. Well maintained park.
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  • Ajeeta
  • Lives in Ranchi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2431 readers

"Good to visit on your free time"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Went there at February end. Not so much to walk and view around. But a good place to relax with so many trees around and breeze. Not at all noisy, peaceful.
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Sireesha Siri

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  • Sireesha Siri
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 1 Review
  •  741 readers

"Four entrance garden"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This garden is "located in Bangalore near the court" from which the bus facility will be available for this garden. The entrance fee is nominal and worthful. It will be "crowded with people heavily on Sunday's especially". It is just 2kms away from the court and the main special time to visit this fantastic park is at "Flower Show" at that time this garden will be shown with "different risen flowers of different species of international included", it will be done only once in an year. This park is bodied with water fountain too. So I recommend everyone to visit this place during the show.
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