Lalbagh Botanical Garden

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    Location: Mavalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004
    Estimated Visiting Time: 2 hours.

    Lalbagh Botanical Garden is situated in the city of Bengaluru under the state of Karnataka in India. It is a very old botanical garden in India. Lalbagh Botanical Garden was founded by Hyder Ali. Before the independence of India, it was managed under British Superintendents. This garden also served many kinds of social functions. In 1890 it was first used for flower shows and now it hosts two flower shows every year. One of them is held during the week of Republic Day (26 January) and the other one is held on Independence day (15 August). This place is also home to wild species of birds and also for other wildlife. It is a must-visit place in Bengaluru.


    This place is so beautiful that you cannot take off your eyes when you entered this place. This place is established in 1856. The history of this place attracted the most besides the indoor and outdoor views of this place is attracted all the visitors.  The sunrise and sunset view from this place is another level of experience and that times this place looks more beautiful than any other time. Besides this place is well decorated. There are too many reasons to visit Lalbagh Botanical Garden. If you are a nature lover you should make a trip to Lalbagh Botanical Garden. Here you can see many kinds of species. Almost 1000 species of trees are 100 years old. There are some rare species of plants that are imported from Paris, Afghanistan, and France. Moreover, there are too many attractive places inside the Lalbagh Botanical Garden.


    Display of flower studded Indian Musical Instrument Veena at Flower Show.

    Hyder Ali started the construction of this place in the year 1760 but his son Tipu Sultan completed it. Hyder Ali wanted to create this garden on the lines of the Mughal Gardens cause they were very popular during this time. Hyder Ali furnished these botanical gardens and his son Tipu Sultan added wealth to them by bringing in trees and plants from abroad. The Lalbagh Botanical Gardens were authorized by the 18th century and over the years it gained India’s first lawn clock and the largest collection of rare plants.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Beautiful view of Lalbagh botanical garden in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

    This Botanical garden had an area of 45 acres in 1874. 30 acres were added to the eastern side in 1889. But now this garden has an area of 188 acres in total. The inside view of Lalbagh Botanical Garden is really fantastic. Here you can find several types of things. They are –

    • Kempegowda Tower
    • Glass House
    • Kapok Specimen
    • Lalbagh Lake
    • Lotus Pond

    Opening Hours

    Lalbagh Botanical Garden opens all days of the week. It opens at 6.00 am and closes at 7.00 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    Entry fee for Lalbagh Botanical Garden: The entry fee of Lalbagh Botanical Garden is Rs. 20 (per person) above 12 years of age. The entrance fee is free for those who are under 12.

    How to Reach

    By air: The nearest airport to Lalbagh Botanical Garden is Kempegowda International Airport which is 38 km away from Lalbagh Botanical Garden. It also has domestic and international flights.

    By Train: The Krishnarajendra Market Station is the nearest station to Lalbagh Botanical Garden which is 3.5 km away from Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

    By road: You can go there by train also. The road of the city is well constructed. You can easily find various kinds of private and local transport services in this city. You can easily hire a taxi or you can also go by bus.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should carry water bottles and the necessary things that you needed the most.


    Que: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes this place is safe to visit.

    Que: Is photography allowed inside Lalbagh Botanical Garden?

    Ans: Yes, Photography is allowed inside Lalbagh Botanical Garden. But you have to pay an extra charge for it. Travelers are allowed to take cameras inside with an extra charge of Rs. 50. This is a wonderful place for photography. You will love to have a photoshoot there.

    Que: Is there a public toilet in Lalbagh Botanical Garden?

    Ans: Yes, there is a public toilet for visitors to use. The toilets are well maintained.

    Que: Is a food court available in Lalbagh Botanical Garden?

    Ans: Yes, there are some food stalls inside the Lalbagh Botanical Garden. Here you can get various types of Indian snacks, corn, and juice. There are also drinking water facilities in the Lalbagh Botanical Garden. Home food is also allowed there. If you want you can carry homemade food inside the Botanical Garden.

    Que: Is there a parking zone in Lalbagh Botanical Garden?

    Ans: Yes, There is. There are three (3) parking zones in Lalbagh Botanical Garden. You need to

    pay some money for that. You can also park your vehicle on the opposite side of the

    entrance gate which is free.

    Que: Best time to visit Lalbagh Botanical Garden:

    Ans: The magnificent place Lalbagh Botanical Garden can be visited any time of the year. But from October to February is the perfect time to visit this place. Because at that time the weather in the city remained pleasant. You can have a better trip at that time.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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