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Lalbagh Botanical Garden

Sprawling tidily for 240 acres, Lal Bagh Garden in South Bangalore is a place for the scientific study of plants, conservation of plants, and seeing the botanical artwork.

Home for thousands of plant species, this quaint garden has a historic connection with Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. There are plants of Afghan, Persia, and France in this Government Botanical Garden.

One of the famous attractions of this garden is 3000 million years old rock. The Garden had different names back then - Cypress Garden or Rose Garden.

Impressive gardening activities of Hyder Ali’s father had set the right phase for Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan too. Tipu had brought many plant species making the garden an inevitable attraction in Bangalore.

Steady renovations and additions of new plant species have been the noteworthy characteristics of Lal Bagh Garden. Photographers find solace clicking pictures of Cymbidium, Touch-me-not (Impatiens), Fuschia, and Begonia.

There are Bonsai cultivation, Mushroom, Horticulture training, Ikebana classes, and Post-Harvest technology classes too.


There is an annual flower show in the famous Glass House that holds an aquarium and lake.

Pond Heron, Common Egret, Brahminy Kite, and Purple Moorhen are some of the beautiful birds to spot here.

The calculated watering system here waters more than 1000 species of plants.

Four different gateways - Northern Gate gives access to the Glass House, Southern Gate is the main gate, Eastern Gate near Jayanagar, and Western Gate near Siddapura Circle.

There are around 1854 species of plants from Cape Town, Kabul, Mauritius, and Turkey.

The carbonized remains of a 20 million years old coniferous tree as a Tree Fossil, Deer Paddock, Lecture Hall for horticulture lessons, Lal Bagh House, Directorate Building, Pigeon House, Museum, and Statue of Chamaraja Woodeyar are important places of sightseeing.

Flower shows during Independence Day and Republic Day attract a huge number of the local population for the fascinating floral illustration.

Flowers arranged in the shape of butterflies offer an unspeakable sight.

John Cameron’s modification of the Glass House after 1898 made it look like London’s Crystal Palace.

Nearest Tourist Attractions:

Sri Chamarajendra Park: This is proudly the “lung area” of Bangalore and is also known as Cubbon Park. One would come to conclusion, Bangalore is a Garden City looking at the luscious nature of the trees. (2.4 km away)

Gallery Manora: Visit this art galleria to scrutinize earthware expressions and material textures. (8.3 km away)

Shivoham Shiva Temple: The 65 feet divine edifice of Lord Shiva carved out of white marble in this temple has great maintenance. Aarti and mantra chanting for Lord Ganesha are a regular event here. (9.3 km away)

Halasuru Someshwara Temple: Hoysala’s 12 or 13th century built Halasuru Someshwara Temple is full of beautiful sculptures such as Ravana holding Kailash Parvat, Goddess Durga slashing the demon, Mahishasura, wedding scenes of Parvati and Shiva, and images of the Saptharishis. (5.9 km away)


Visit Historical Landmarks

Sit in benches beside the Lake

Buy fresh vegetables and fruits



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Best Time to Visit:

During January and August, flower shows in morning and evening is a good activity to take part in. Summer temperature ranges from 27-38 degree Celsius. Winter temperature can go below 10-degree Celsius. November to February is the best time to visit Bangalore when the Sun is out for vacation. June to September, there is good rainfall while March to May, the Sun is back but still remaining relatively cooler than its neighbor. Bangalore is available for travelers throughout the year. Since nothing is too harsh like the character of the city. Always moderate!


Mavalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004.

Way to Reach:

 By Air -  Kempe Gowda International Airport connects more than 50 destinations across the country (37.4 km away). It is the nearest to the city and all major airlines have consistent traffic here.

 By Rail -  There are two terminals - Bangalore City (5.2 km away) and Yeshwantpur Junction (11.3 km away). The former being the heart of the city while the Yeshwantpur Junction located on NH-4 see the arrival of long-distance trains. Taxis and Rickshaws are available to take people to their desired destinations.

By Road: Public and private buses from Goa, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Chennai are easily available. The Bangalore Bus Stand is opposite to the Bangalore City railway station.

Local Transport: Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, Volvo Buses, The Bangalore Airport Bus Service, and Three-Wheeled Auto Rickshaws are available. Night services are there too. Recently, Metro Stations have also increased in number. Services start from the morning at 5 am and end at 11 pm.

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