Bangalore is an emotion for most of us! The city has got everything in it, from the towering shopping malls, picturesque lakes, beautiful gardens , lively pubs to the perfect weekend getaways.! Bangalore has indeed been adorned with the tag of 'Garden city' for its spectacular gardens. Lal Bagh botanical garden in Bangalore is one such garden which is the most popular one.
Lal Bagh botanical garden is one of the main tourist attractions in Bangalore. This botanical garden has India's largest collection of tropical plants! The park has rare species of plants brought from Persia, Afghanistan and France. The aesthetic design of the garden with lawns, flowerbeds, lotus pools and fountains, make it a spectacular beauty to cherish! It is also a home to the famous glass house which hosts two annual flower shows (26th of January and 15th of August).
Picturesque lake of Lal Bhag is another highlight in this garden. Apart from these, there are many more things to do in Lal Bhag! Adding to over 1000 or more species of flora, the garden also has trees that are over 100 years old. The Lalbagh rock found in the garden dates back to 3000 million years and is one of the oldest rock formations on earth. The Kempegowda tower over the neighbouring hillock gives the full view of Bangalore from the top.
Lal Bhag botanical garden in Bangalore is undoubtedly one of the must visit places in Bangalore. Lalbagh remains open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. throughout the year. Travel to this one amongst the main tourist attractions in Bangalore and enjoy the variety of spectacular views it has to offer. Let's take a pictorial tour through this beautiful garden to get to know the things to do in Lal Bagh!
Entry : For the benefit of joggers, tourists and fitness enthusiasts, entry is free from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. At other times, a fee of Rs.20/- is charged. Entry for school children and the disabled is free all day.
Glass House and Fountain
The famous Glass house which hosts two annual flower shows (January 26 and August 15) and this is how it looks in the daylight.
Glass house at Night
Visiting Lal Bagh in the evening is a bliss and this is how the Glass house at night looks like.
Wooden Artefact in the garden
The garden is famous for its artistic creations and this one of such creations closer to the Glass House in the botanical garden.
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Lal bagh lake
The picturesque lake of Lal Bagh Botanical Garden. The Garden has a lot to offer and one of the attractions is the lake, you may get to see a lot of birds at the lakeside.
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Bonsai is a Japanese way of growing trees in small containers and it is also an art form that originated from Japan. It is great to see Lal Bagh having a dedicated place for the Bonsai garden and this is the entrance of the Bonsai Garden.
Giant Trees in the garden
There are not only old trees that the Garden houses bit also extremely and giant trees that almost touches the sky and this place has now become famous for a lot of photoshoots.
A Famous Tree fossil
There are a lot of fossils in the garden and you would also get to see a detailed description of the tree which is quite interesting.
This is the view-point in the garden, do you want to experience a local rock-climbing? You must try this, you may have to walk on a rocky surface to reach this tower. It is known as Kempegowda watch tower.
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A shrine in the garden
As you enter the Bonsai Garden in Lal Bagh, a small temple at the left welcomes the visitors.
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