Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bengaluru Karnataka India

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This is a very famous botanical garden in the southern part of Bangalore, India attracts a large number of tourists as it holds a variety of flower shows, especially on the Republic day (26th January).

A 240 acre garden of beauty, it has a glass house modelled on London crystal palace.

 Another striking feature of this garden is that it acquired India’s first lawn-clock.

And the sub-continent’s largest collection of rare plants. It also has trees that are of century old and a one thousand species of flora.


In 1760, the ruler of Mysore, Hyder Ali, commissioned the garden.

But its completion was done by his son Tipu Sultan, who added Horticultural wealth to it by importing plants and trees from abroad.

Hyder Ali initially designed this garden in the Mughal style.

 Rare species of plants from Persia, Afganisthan and France and a well-knit watering system for irrigation, in addition to lawns , flower beds, lotus pools and fountains, made this garden exquisitely attractive.

After Tipu Sultan, the British and the Indian horticulture giants developed it by extending the area and adding the number of plant series.

The Present Status

Now it is under the directorate of horticulture , govt. of Karnataka. This directorate is in the middle of this botanical environment.

 In 1856, it attained the status of the government botanical garden and it led to the scientific study of plants and researched on an international level.

Some More Attractions

The Lal bagh rock is one of the oldest rocks in the world over 3,000 thousand million years old.

Hindustan Machine tools (HMT) gifted these picturesque garden a huge floral clock—one of the most accurate clocks in the world.

So when you step into this electronic city get set to visit this botanical beauty.

How to Reach and Exact Location

One can reach Bangalore by air from anywhere of the country.

Bangalore also can be reached by rail and road from anywhere of the country.

After reaching the city every one can reach here by catching local buses and also can hire taxis or auto- rickshaws from anywhere throughout the city.

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