Lal Bagh, Bangalore

Lal Bagh

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About Lal Bagh (Garden)

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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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Prakash Sheth

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  • Prakash Sheth
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 84 photos
  • 31 Reviews
  •  225 helpful votes
  •  17521 readers
  • Posted Oct 20, 2017
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  •  2251 helpful votes
  • Posted Feb 4, 2017
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  •  15 helpful votes
  • Posted Feb 3, 2017
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Lives in Bhopal
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  • 666 Reviews
  •  12440 helpful votes
  •  257518 readers
  • Posted Jun 13, 2016
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Sandhya k n

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  • Sandhya k n
  • 2 Reviews
  •  30 readers

"Lalo Bagh - it's more than just for the photo shoot" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Lalo Bagh is one of the oldest park and is the must visit place for any newbie to Bangalore. Its main attractions are lake, Rose garden, glass house . . It has wide varieties of fauna. You can also see a 200 year old tree here. The lake here is a home for many birds which migrates during winter. When you go for a walk near the lake, you can spot many lenses shooting the birds. Yes ., When it comes to shooting it's the perfect place for pre wedding / post wedding / baby shower / or just the selfies photoshoot . Though it is open whole day, I love to jog in the morning which feels like a complete different world from the heavy traffic / dust of Bangalore . It's perfect picnic spot for the family who doesn't want to travel outside Bangalore .
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Archana upadhyay

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  • Archana upadhyay
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 12 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  189 readers

"Good for a weekend visit but always crowded"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 25, 2017
This is one of the attraction which you will find always overcrowded.
Why to visit it? Greenery, nature, lakes, flower show, crop mellas. Can spend 2 hrs easily. It is huge.
What are the things to see? Kempegowda Tower, Lalbagh Rock (3000 Million Years Old), Glass House, Bonsai Park, Band stand, Maharaja Statue etc.
When to Visit- Weekends, winters and rainy days. Opened on all days. But on public holidays it is so over crowded, that you can't even put your footsteps.
Parking and other facilities? Yes paid around 60 bucks for four wheeler. Has huge parking. Washroom yes but very poorly maintained. Water and food you can buy but little higher priced. They also have a cart facility for the entire Lalbagh Garden tour.
The main entry is the northern gate on Lalbagh Road and the parking is also available on this side of entrance only.
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Shubham Singla

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  • Shubham Singla
  • Lives in Bhiwani
  • 2 Reviews
  •  451 readers

"Botanical garden"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 20, 2017
Nice garden and there is lake that is so beautiful.
A hill also there and many new things.
Great garden for who know about botanical sciences I also loved it.
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Rajendra Hegde

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  • Rajendra Hegde
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 11 photos
  • 35 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  5881 readers

"Famous Park"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 24, 2017
All Bagh is a good and famous Park in Bengaluru. It's a perfect place to go for walking, hangout with friends, family and Indulge in fun conversation. Overall a very cool place.
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Jeffy j mathew

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  • Jeffy j mathew
  • 8 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  335 readers

"Awesome and Peace can describe it very much."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 30, 2017
This place is one of the oldest place in Bangalore. There were different places in this Lalbagh, like plantation, hill, botany garden, eatery, and museum. People will definitely love this place. Ticket for simple visiting is 50, for camera 100, and taking vehicle is also allowed with added charges.
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Hitesh J

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  • Hitesh J
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 photo
  • 15 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2181 readers

"A must visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 28, 2017
This is the lung space. The reason why the city is breathing. The beauty is seen during sunrise when you find the joggers enjoying this place. The nursery is amazing. It was designed in Maugham style, on the model of an extensive garden at Sira in Tumkur near Bangalore, this garden was further developed by Tipu Sultan and subsequently by the British and Indian. The Glass house is attractive and the numerous places to just sit and enjoy are amazing.
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Anuj kumar

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  • Anuj kumar
  • 10 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  352 readers

"Trip was really awesome ... Must see nursery there."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 12, 2017
Trip was really great ..
You will enjoy the views of the top of city ...
It's really a great place to visit.
Perfect place for family and special for couples
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Anil kumar

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  • Anil kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 photo
  • 3 Reviews
  •  539 readers

"Amazing Park of Bangalore"

  • 5.6/7
  • Posted Oct 2, 2017
The best and largest park right at the center of Bangalore. Nothing comes close to this park cum garden. The flower show during Aug 15th is a sight to behold. It is very peaceful in the mornings and the recent metro station makes it easily accessible
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Shreyas

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  • Shreyas
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  • 1 Review
  •  422 readers

"The place is very greenery and historic"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 12, 2017
It is best place in Bangalore city Peace, fresh air, tress, different kinds plants are main attraction of that place. It has a unique decoration in independence day which is attractive and special about that area
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Ruby rullz

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  • Ruby rullz
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  608 readers

"The Lalo baug- a wonderful visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 23, 2017
The Lalo baug Botanical garden is very beautiful. We saw a mango festival over there and any way it was good to see the numerous varieties of mangoes. There was the lake, the Japanese gardens, the glass house etc. A vehicle was also available which showed us the whole garden with some little amount of charges. It was a great pleasure to visit this attractive garden.
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  • 5 votes

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