Lalbagh Botanical Garden is located in Bangalore and is nationally and internationally renowned centre for botanical artwork, scientific study of plants and also conservation of plants. A haven for all nature lovers, Lal Bagh covers an area 240 acres in the heart of the city and has nearly 1,854 species of plants. It was commissioned by Hyder Ali in 1760 and completed by his son Tipu Sultan. The garden features rare plants of French, Persian and Afghani origin and has attained the status of a Government Botanical Garden. The Lal Bagh Rock which is over 3000 million years old is found here and is a major tourist attraction.
This botanical garden, a delight for photographers, also consists of the famous glass house where an annual flower show is held every year and is also a home to an aquarium and a lake. Tipu Sultan brought in imported trees and plants from countries all over the world and planted them here and today, Lalbagh Botanical Garden has one of the world's largest collection of rare plants. In addition to being rich in foliage, this garden also houses a number of birds such as Myna, Parakeets, Crows, Brahminy Kite, Pond Heron, Common Egret and Purple Moor Hen.
Best time to visit is during the Flower Shows in January and August. Morning or evening hours are ideal for a relaxing outing to this place.
Lalbagh, Bengaluru 560004, India
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Open and Closing Time
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Adults: INR 10
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Distance between Lalbagh Botanical Garden and Bangalore Railway Station is 3.7 miles or 3.2 nautical miles
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Interesting facts about Lalbagh Botanical Garden
A well-known botanical garden in Bengaluru, Lalbagh was commissioned in 1760 by the then ruler of Mysore, Hyder Ali, and was later finished by his son Tipu Sultan.
The garden, spread in an area of 240 acres, is under the aegis of the state's Department of Horticulture and is maintained by Public Works Department (PWD).
The structure is known for two glasshouses that host two annual flower shows, one each on January 26 and August 15. It is also known to be the pendant in the necklace of gardens in Bengaluru.
Lalbagh, in 1856, was given the status of a Government Botanical Garden. It is recognised internationally for scientific study of plants and botanical artwork and also conservation of plants.
Not just tourists, Lalbagh also attracts horticulture enthusiasts. The garden premises have various courses on horticulture, post-harvest technology and mushroom cultivation. These courses are organised by the Department of Horticulture. There is a 10-month training programme conducted for the rural youth. The Mysore Horticultural Society, too, organises courses on Ikebana and Bonsai.