Lalbagh Botanical Garden – The Landmark of Bangalore City

Lalbagh Botanical Garden – The Landmark of Bangalore City

Article by Pradeep NS

The ruler of Mysore, Hyder Ali, set down the base of Lalbagh Botanical Gardens in the 18th century. Later on, his son Tipu Sultan completed these gardens. He imported various plants and trees from different parts of the world such as France, Afghanistan and Persia, to increase the richness of Lalbagh Botanical Gardens in Bangalore. The gardens have number of towers and one of them was erected by the founder of Bangalore city, Kempe Gouda.

This place is just about 4 km away from M.G. Road and the garden boasts of a great collection of approximately 1000 diverse types of flora. The Glass House is available in these gardens, which is a model of the Crystal Palace, London. It is spread over an area of 2400-acre and holds the merit of having the biggest collection of exotic and unusual plants in India.

The Lalbagh Botanical Gardens is full of attractions including the Lal Bagh Rock, which is the oldest rock structure on the earth. This rock structure is supposed to be about 3000 million years old. Lalbagh Botanical Gardens are delightfully designed, with flowerbeds, lawns, lotus pools and fountains to add to the splendor of this place. Flower burlesques are held every year in these botanical gardens, as a celebration of Republic Day and Independence Day.

The gardens are open in the daytime and you can visit them between 6 am to 9 am and then 6 pm to 7 pm evening. Normally, fitness freaks and joggers can take benefit of entering the garden early in the morning. It is absolutely free to enter the garden during this time of the day. The wonderful scenery of Lalbagh Botanical Gardens actually fascinates the visitors. Take rest at the lakeside, enjoy the sight from the top of the hills, have a long walk in the nursery and savor the prettiness of the environment!

The Lalbagh Botanical Gardens is the most famous gardens all over India. Following are some important points that you must see in Lalbagh:

The Glass House Bandstand Kempegowda Tower The Museum Lecture Hall The Directorate Building Pigeon House Lalbagh House Statue of Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar Aquarium building Lalbagh lake Deer Paddock Lalbagh West Gate Guard Room Aviary

The garden is situated at the heart of city, nearly 4 km away from the State Legislature. The majority parts of the garden are encircled by the blocks of attractive housing layouts like Jayanagar. All city buses moving to Jayanagar and the places beyond Jayanagar stop at the entry gates of Lalbagh. You can also hire a bus in Bangalore, in case you want to see other nearest tourist attractions.

You can buy bus tickets at the main bus station in Bangalore. There are four entry gates to the garden. All the vehicles can enter only through the East gate.

One more exciting event organized in Lalbagh garden is “Janapada Jaatre”, which includes the Folk music and dance performances and drama shows. It is mainly organized by the State Government of Karnataka in order to promote the cultural art of Karnataka.

About the Author

Pradeep NS (Kannan) is a pioneer in transport and tourism with a quarter century of experience and expertise has a network of contacts, who introduced the very first interstate transport in the state of Kerala. Today Megha Tours and Travels has several bus services to major cities of India. After this golden success, we have turned into our dream project of custom designed tour operation in the South India. More information please visit –

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