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.
6 months ago by Kovid Kapoor
Lalbagh is, without a doubt, my favourite park in the Garden City (or at least the former garden city) Bangalore. (Yes, I like it much more than Cubbon Park). It is huge, and I love the variety of trees in the park. Some of the individual trees are huge, with trunks that are incredibly thick, and they are famous by themselves! You can walk all around in the park for hours at end, enjoying the greenery in the typical nice Bangalore weather. The lake inside Lalbagh is quite nice itself, unfortunately rare for Bangalore lakes. It's also a great picnic spot for city residents - you can lie down on the grass practically anywhere in the entire park, and enjoy a few hours in the middle of lush greenery. The different sections within the park are all slightly different, and I recommend you walk around all of them to experience it completely.
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