Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore History and Attractions
As one of the Best visiting places in Bangalore Lal Bagh botanical gardens have several hundreds years of history down the lane.
Started by Hyder Ali in 1760 and later completed by his son Tipu Sultan Lal Bagh was developed by one of the extremely good gardening community Thigala who were appointed by Hyder Ali. The garden was developed in the lines of Mughal Gardens which was famous during that period.
By importing plants and trees from many countries Tipu Sultan added Horticulture wealth to the garden.
The famous glass house in the Lal Bagh was modeled at London’s Crystal Palace and laid on Nov 30 1898.
Spread across 240 acres Lal Bagh features largest collection of Tropical plants in India and has an aquarium and a Glass House which hosts one of the most popular flower shows in India every year.
Another visiting spot inside Lal Bagh gardens is Lalbagh lake which was built during 1760 and spread over 30 acres.
Lalbagh lake features a beautiful island in the middle of the lake which measures over 2 acres.
The lake is surrounded by colorful seasonal flowered trees which provides shelter for several thousands native and migratory birds.
Dating back to 3000 million years Lal Bagh rock is one of the oldest rock formations on earth is another attraction in the garden.
Having entrance from four East, West, North and South gates the garden is open for public from 6 AM in the morning to 7 PM in the evening through out the year. While there is no entry fee from 6 AM to 9 AM in the morning, a visitor has to pay a nominal fee of Rs 10 during remaining hours. This price may be higher during flower shows and any other special events.
Lalbagh Park, Bangalore Address and Map
Lal Bagh is 6.6 kms from Bangalore bus stand and railway station and have very frequent bus facility from across the city.