The Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bengaluru
is known for its botanical artwork, study and conservation of plants all around
the world. Spread over an area of 240 acres and having almost 1854 varieties of
plants the place is a perfect destination for nature lovers. This garden has been designated the status of
Government Botanical Garden as rare plant species such as those with Persian,
French, and Afghani origins are found here. The glass house here is very famous
as the flower show takes place here every year. A rock which is almost 3000
million years old called the Lal Bagh Rock is very famous and people from
different places visit this place. The botanical garden is not only lush green
but is also home to many birds like Myna, Parakeets, Crows, Brahminy Kite, Pond
Heron and Purple Moor Hen. There is also a lake and an aquarium present in the
garden. Tipu Sultan, the famous ruler, built the Lal Bagh and he got different
plants and trees from all corners of the world and planted them here. The
Lalbagh Botanical Garden is a favourite among photographers and bird watchers.
on Lal Bagh
of the Garden
Lalbagh is located in south Bengaluru and
covers an area of almost 240 acres. The garden surrounds a tower built by Kempe
Gowda who was the founder of Bengaluru. A lot of attention has been paid to the
watering system of the place which provides water to almost 1000 species of
plants. You will find fountains, flowerbeds, lotus pools and many lawns around
here. A rock which is said to be almost 3000 million years old is present here
and is also one of the major attractions for tourists. There are 4 entrances.
The gate to the south is the main entrance and that at the north opens up near
the Glass house. The eastern gate is located near the Jayanagar and the western
gate is present close to the Siddapura Circle.
From the very start the Lal Bagh Garden
has always had beautiful and captivating flowers. Plants from various corners
of the world such as Cape Town, Turkey, Persia, Mauritius, Kabul and several
others were brought here over the years by the rulers. There are 1854 species
of plants present here. Ficus bengalensis var-krishnae, Bombax Ceiba, Adansonia
digitata, Amherstia Nobilis, Araucaria Cookie, and Dillenia Indica are a
few species present here and are very rare to be found. Due to this, the garden
is one of the most significant horticulture hot spots of India. Surrounded by
rich greenery is the sight to behold.
in Lal Bagh
The garden has various attractions for
you to enjoy during your time here and keeps you busy all day long. There is a
beautiful clock made of flowers present at the entrance. The fossils of a
coniferous tree believed to be almost 20 million years old, Deer Paddock, an Aviary,
an ancient lecture hall, are a few places of interests. Apart from these, the
Lalbagh House, The Directorate Building, the Lalbagh lake and the famous
aquarium are some of the major tourist attractions. At majestic glass house, a
flower shows takes place every year. There is even a museum which has various
relics from ancient times displayed here. The magnificent statue of Sri
Chamaraja Wodeyar looks beautiful standing tall. A pigeon house whose purpose
is to lure pigeons and other birds is also one of the attractions.
Shows at Lalbagh
The flower shows organized by the Department
of Horticulture and Mysore Horticulture Society are held annually on Republic
Day and Independence Day. It is a breathtaking sight. A wide variety of
beautiful flowers are showcased here. Cymbidium Flowers, Impatiens,
Begonia and Fuchsia are very popular. The flowers are even displayed in the
shape of a butterfly and are indeed beautiful. Photographers from all over
India flock here to capture these moments.
Time to Visit Lal Bagh
The flower shows which are a major
tourist attraction takes place during the months of January till August. Hence
the best time to visit will be during these months only. You should explore
this place during morning and in evenings.
near Lal Bagh
A wide variety of restaurants like the
Shyvan Restaurant, Mavalli Tiffin Rooms, Nandhini
Restaurant, Bangalore Belly and Naidu Military Hotel can be found
here and they serve delicious food.
for Visiting Lal Bagh
1. The flower show can be attended by
those on foot by entering through any of the 4 gates.
2. The tickets for the flower show can be
purchased online on the official website.
3. You need not worry about the safety of
your things as cloakrooms are present near all the entrances.
4. The garden is a strictly no plastic
of Lal Bagh
Haider Ali started the construction of
the Lal Bagh in the year 1760 but it was completed by his son, Tipu Sultan.
Hyder Ali was highly impressed by the Mughal Gardens and wished to have a
similar garden in his city too. His inspiration was his father Dilawar Khan who
was a viceroy of the Mughals and had an interest in gardens. The garden is
constructed similarly to that in Sira which is at a distance of 120 km from
Lalbagh. The garden has many rare plants and trees that were mainly brought by
Tipu Sultan from all over the world. In 1874 it covered only 45 acres and it
increased up to 94 acres in 1891. In 1898 the Glass house was commissioned and
was completed by John Cameron.
to Reach Lal Bagh
Lal Bagh is easily accessible with
multiple modes of transportation available. You can reach there by taking a
cab, an auto or even public transport, a bus.