Lal Bagh Overview

Ranked 2 of 489 sightseeing in Bangalore

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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Videos

Lalbagh botanical garden

Lalbagh botanical garden  Video Review
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Lal Bagh

Prakash Sheth
20th Oct 17

During Hyder Ali it was laid & completed by Tipu.

During Hyder Ali it was laid & completed by Tipu.  Video Review
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Lal Bagh

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
13th Jul 19

Directorate of Horticulture and Library in Lal Bag

Directorate of Horticulture and Library in Lal Bag  Video Review
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Lal Bagh

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
13th Jul 19

LalBagh lake added with an artificial water fall

LalBagh lake added with an artificial water fall  Video Review
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Lal Bagh

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
13th Jul 19

Band Stand a recreational space for music lovers.

Band Stand a recreational space for music lovers.  Video Review
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Lal Bagh

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
13th Jul 19

Glass house is a popular venue for flower shows

Glass house is a popular venue for flower shows  Video Review
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Lal Bagh

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
13th Jul 19

Glass house was laid by Prince A Victor in 1889

Glass house was laid by Prince A Victor in 1889  Video Review
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Lal Bagh

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
13th Jul 19

Cacti house, silk-cotton trees & pigeon house attraction

Cacti house, silk-cotton trees & pigeon house attraction  Video Review
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Lal Bagh

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
13th Jul 19

Wooden carving on tree trunks adoring Lal Bagh

Wooden carving on tree trunks adoring Lal Bagh  Video Review
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Lal Bagh

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
13th Jul 19

Lovely place to enjoy the nature & for plants lovers

Lovely place to enjoy the nature & for plants lovers  Video Review
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Lal Bagh

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
12th Jul 19

What travellers are saying about Lal Bagh

Experience scale
  • Very Good 82
  • Excellent 73
  • Good 11
  • Average 9
  • Below Average 2
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

Timing, fees and more

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Operating hours

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
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Contact Details

Website:
www.lalbaghgardens.com
Phone:
+91-80-2657-1925
Email:
info@lalbaghgardens.com
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Other Details

Famous for:
Gardens
Entry:
paid
Not Allowed:
Pets
79% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Sandhya k n

Sandhya k n5.0/5

2 reviews

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

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

Archana upadhyay3.6/5

1 review

Good for a weekend visit but always crowded

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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  • Good for a weekend visit but always crowded
  • Good for a weekend visit but always crowded
  • Good for a weekend visit but always crowded
  • Good for a weekend visit but always crowded
    +9

Shubham Singla

Shubham Singla3.6/5

6 reviews

Botanical garden

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.

Rajendra Hegde

Rajendra Hegde4.6/5

45 reviews

Famous Park

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.

Jeffy j mathew

Jeffy j mathew5.0/5

1 review

Awesome and Peace can describe it very much.

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.
  • Awesome and Peace can describe it very much.
  • Awesome and Peace can describe it very much.
  • Awesome and Peace can describe it very much.
  • Awesome and Peace can describe it very much.
    +5

Hitesh J

Hitesh J5.0/5

15 reviews

A must visit

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

Anuj kumar5.0/5

1 review

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

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
  • Trip was really awesome ...
Must see nursery there.
  • Trip was really awesome ...
Must see nursery there.
  • Trip was really awesome ...
Must see nursery there.
  • Trip was really awesome ...
Must see nursery there.
    +7

Anil kumar

Anil kumar4.0/5

3 reviews

Amazing Park of Bangalore

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
  • Amazing Park of Bangalore

Shreyas

Shreyas5.0/5

1 review

The place is very greenery and historic

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
  • The place is very greenery and historic

Ruby rullz

Ruby rullz4.3/5

2 reviews

The Lalo baug- a wonderful visit

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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Lal Bagh, Bangalore

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Lalbagh Glass House