Lal Bagh, Bangalore
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Lal Bagh

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Lal Bagh
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232 Ratings & 150 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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  • Good 29
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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Harsha

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  • Harsha
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  32 readers

"Visit during national festivals" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Beautiful place to enjoy a day picnic with spouse or GF/BF or with family. Good time is to visit during Republic(21st to 26th Jan) and Independence days(10th to 15th Aug), during which we have flowers show and beautiful decorations.
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Shikha  Sharma

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  • Shikha Sharma
  • Lives in Noida
  • 63 photos
  • 68 Reviews
  •  76 helpful votes
  •  22900 readers

"Variety of flora" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Its a heaven for the ones who like to explore flora, moreover I visited a time when there was a flower exhibition, its annual festival there and really huge variety of beautiful flowers in exhibition.
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Peeyush M

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  • Peeyush M
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  122 readers

"Lush green everywhere and feeling of peace" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
As you enter the garden you find yourself amidst lush greenery and a feeling of peace takes over - away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Innumerable variety of roses and other flowers, a lake and some imperial architecture enthrall you. As you exit, giant sizes of vegetables such as pumpkin, bottle gourd astonish you. Especially in rainy season, if you visit don't forget to have some nicely roasted corn while you are at Lal Bagh.
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Amit Som

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  • Amit Som
  • 1 Review
  •  49 readers

"Nice picnic spot" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
A nice place to kill some time, excellent picnic spot, heavy rush on weekdays but the park has a enthusiastic scenery. Food available is good and the best part Lalbagh lake is the best place to have some good clicks.
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Raju Iyer

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  • Raju Iyer
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 18 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2414 readers

"Annual Flower Show displays an array of flowers" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Lal Bagh holds the annual flower show which kicks off a week before 15th August, India Independence day. With a new Maharaja ascending the throne at Mysore, the theme of the show was the Mysore Palace. A replica of the palace was made with flowers in the Glass House. Besides there were an array of multi coloured flowering plants There is a competition for corporate houses too and this year the first prize was won by HAL a must visit, a word of warning it rains in August in Bangalore and the pathways are slushy. Cover your feet accordingly and carry an umbrella.
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Harsha Sree

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  • Harsha Sree
  • Lives in Guntur
  • 2 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  166 readers

"A must-visit park on Aug 15th" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Every Aug 15th, in Lal Bagh Park there will be a flower show, it's absolutely amazing that you cannot find such a beautiful flower decoration and about 1 lakh types of flowers are used. Besides, the park is also filled with fresh air, awesome flowers and green trees. Don't forget to visit this park when you are in Bangalore.
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Sumit Nagori

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  • Sumit Nagori
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 20 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  3844 readers

"Its the garden why Bangalore is a garden city" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Lalbagh Botanical Garden is the reason why Bangalore is still green. This huge garden is the lung space of Bangalore. A visit to this needs a minimum of 3-4 hours time. It's a wonderful nature's gift preserved. Though the size is shrinked it's still a huge park. This place is a must visit in Bangalore. Lalbagh holds annual flower show during Independence week and it attracts lakhs of visitors. The flower show displays beautiful art created with flowers, trees and plants. Ideal time to visit would be early morning.
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Pawankalyan Gk

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  • Pawankalyan Gk
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 178 Reviews
  •  391 helpful votes
  •  47322 readers

"Botanical Gardens of Bangalore" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Itís three 3 km away from main Bus Stop. In auto paid service is 60 from City Bus Stop. It is also called as Second OOTY. Here various collection of flowers can be seen here. One important Note to be Done that For every INDEPENDENCE and REPUBLIC DAY Flower show arrangements can be seen here. I personally advice people to go to Flower Show during Independence day to this show. Various types of stalls can be seen here.
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Anita S

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  • Anita S
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 20 Reviews
  •  1287 readers

"Don't miss- simply beautiful"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
My parents had visited the gardens and told us how beautiful the gardens were and that we needed to take a trip to visit it. My parents were correct - the gardens are spectacular. It's so well manicured and cared. It took us 3 hours to walk through the entire park, truly amazing.
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Mahesh Singh

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  • Mahesh Singh
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  157 readers

"Very beautiful plants around"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This place is located in center of Bangalore, everyone will enjoy this place in terms of both climate and scenery. Plants and trees are very beautiful to see in that park.
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