Lalbagh In Bangalore, Karnataka
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bangalore is widely acclaimed for scientific plant study, botanical artwork as well as plant conservation. Loved by nature enthusiasts, Lalbagh covers an area of 240 acres and has nearly 1,854 plant species. The credit to commission it goes to Hyder Ali, who did so in 1760. Completion of this garden was done by his son, Tipu Sultan. Bangalore Palace and Tipu Sultan Palace are located near these gardens.
Major attraction of this place is Lalbagh Rock which is over 3000 million years old. Another showstopper of Lalbagh Botanical Garden is the glass house, where flower shows are held every year. Constructed in the year 1890, the glasshouse was modeled after Crystal Palace of London. Cubbon Park and Lalbagh are considered the green lungs of Bangalore.
The garden of Lalbagh in Bangalore features rare plants of French, Persian, and Afghani origins. India’s largest and myriad collection of over 1000 species of tropical plants is housed in Lalbagh Garden in Bangalore. No wonder, this garden has been crowned with the status of a Government Botanical Garden. ‘Bangalore ka Lalbagh’ is not only rich in flora but also houses a number of birds such as Myna, Parakeets, Crows, Brahminy Kite, Pond Heron, Common Egret and Purple Moor Hen. Boating and lake are other attractions of this garden.
Lalbagh flower shows that held twice a year also attract tourists to this garden. The two occasions when flower shows are organized are the Indian National Festivals - Republic Day and Independence Day. These shows attract footfall from all over the world.
Bangalore Lalbagh Park has a lot of points of interest that keep tourists intrigued for an entire day. Some of these attractions are the Deer Paddock, Floral Clock, Tree Fossil which is a carbonized remain of a 20 million-year-old coniferous tree, Lalbagh House, Lalbagh West Gate Guard Room, the Directorate Building, Lalbagh lake, and Aviary. A Lecture Hall is also there, where horticulture lessons were delivered in the olden times. The museum here is home to a wide variety of artefacts. Pigeon House, Statue of Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar, Aquarium building, Kempegowda Tower, and Bandstand are some more attractions here. The garden also offers courses in post-harvest technology, Ikebana classes, horticulture training, and mushroom. Courses regarding the cultivation of Bonsai plants in Lalbagh, Bangalore are also provided.
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Four gates in the garden are there for different reasons. Entrance is allowed from the West-end gate which adjoins the Siddapur circle. However, the Southern gate, opening to Lalbagh road is considered to be the main gate. Eastern gate is nearby Jayanagar and Northern gate lead to the glasshouse and an exit from the garden.
Flower Shows are conducted every year on Independence Day and Republic Day to promote flower enthusiasts and to create awareness in children as well as commoners with regards to cultivation and conservation of plants and flowers.
Restaurants near this place include Shyvan Restaurant, Mavalli Tiffin Rooms, Nandhini Restaurant, Bangalore Belly and Naidu Military Hotel where tourists can have a quaint meal.
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