Lalbagh In Bangalore, Karnataka

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Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore

Situated in Southern Bengaluru, the Lalbagh Botanical Garden is one of the prominent tourist attractions in the country. It is widely acclaimed for scientific plant study, botanical artwork as well as plant conservation. It is well-connected to all the major parts of Bangalore. You can either book a cab from your location for a smooth transport or take a local bus or auto rickshaw in a budget to reach the Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bangalore

History of Lalbagh Botanical Garden

Loved by nature enthusiasts, Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bangalore covers an area of 240 acres and has nearly 1,854 plant species. The credit to its commission 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. Housing tigers, cheetal, peacocks, pair of emus, sambhur deer, barking deer, rhinos, and more by the year of 1850-1860, this place has evolved over the years. In addition to that, the Lalbagh Rock which is over 3000 million years old, is also one of the major attractions of this place.

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.

The Flower Show at Lalbagh

Lalbagh flower shows that held twice a year during the Indian National Festivals - Republic Day and Independence Day attract a huge flock of tourists to this garden from all over the world. These flower shows are conducted in order to bring awareness about cultivation and conservation of flowers and plants among people. The entry fee for adults is Rs. 20. However, children below 12 years can visit here for free.

Cultural Show at Lalbagh

In order to extend the cultural roots to the urbane folks, the government of Karnataka organises a cultural show, called ‘Janapada Jaatre’ on every second and fourth Saturday and Sunday. Comprising folk fair, dance, music, and plays that are performed by the Karnataka troupes, this place offers an opportunity to its visitors to have a wonderful time here.

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 other major 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.

Facts About Lalbagh Garden

One of the major tourist attractions in South India, the Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bangalore is well-known to every tourist who comes here. But there are certain facts that still remain a secret to many. Check out those facts below :

The Lalbagh botanical garden in Bengaluru was commissioned to be built by Hyder Ali, the then ruler of Mysore, in the year 1760. However, the entire structure was completed by his son Tipu Sultan.

The structure of Lalbagh Garden is famous especially for the two attractive glasshouses that host the annual flower shows during the Republic Day and Independence Day celebrations in India. 

The Garden is spread across a huge area of 240 acres. This entire space is supervised by the Department of Horticulture of Bangalore, and maintained by Public Works Department (PWD).

In the year 1856, the Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bangalore was recognized as a Government Botanical Garden. Ever since, it has also been recognised internationally for scientific study of plants and botanical artwork. 

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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.

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.

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.

Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bangalore has more than 1000 species of tropical plants, and serves as India’s largest collection. One can easily spot the exotic species of birds such as heron, purple moor, Brahminy kite, parakeets, common egret and myna.

Outside food is not allowed inside the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens in Bangalore. Do not carry packaged snacks and plastic bottles also.

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