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For those who want to discover nature and its musings in-depth, then, Lal Bagh in Karnataka is surely a place to discover and find out some cool info. Fundamentally, a botanical garden situated in Mavalli, Bengaluru Lal Bagh is a centre of the scientific study of plants and for that, it is quite famous not just within the national boundaries but also overseas. It is also home to numerous species of birds and other forms of wildlife as well. 

It is quite an old place which was initially planned and laid out during Hyder Ali’s rule. And later on, the place was even adorned with some of the most unique species of plants by none other than Tipu Sultan himself. And moving further on in history, it became the responsibility of many British Superintendents to take care of this place before the very independence of our country. Lal Bagh also serves as a place for various social functions as well as a recreational space. 

Why You Should Visit Lal Bagh

Lal Bagh is no less than a delight for people who like to click photographs. It also consists of a popular glasshouse where an annual flower show is held on an annual basis. It is said that Tipu Sultan himself brought in imported trees and plants from various countries and planted them here, thus Lal Bagh came out to be a place full of world’s largest collection of rare plants. One can also discover a plethora of birds such as Myna, Parakeets, Brahminy Kite, Pond Heron and many other species around this place. 

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History of Lal Bagh

This garden was commissioned by Haider Ali in 1760 and sometime during the British rule in 1856, due to its immense beauty, this garden was also known as the Cypress garden and Rose garden. It is said that Haider Ali was a great admirer of the Mughal gardens and had always wanted to set up one in his own city as well, as he was greatly influenced by his own father who used to work for Haider Khan. 

And over the years, there have been many species of plants and animals which were then added to Lalbagh most of which were added by Tipu Sultan himself. In 1874, this place encompassed an area of around 45 acres with some really major additions that were done in 1889 (of about 30 acres) and then in 1891 (of about 94 acres).

Top Attractions in and Around Lal Bagh

The Glass House. The major highlight point of the glasshouse is that it has been built in a diamond shape. This place also sees the annual flower show which is simply a delightful spectacle to witness.

Statue of Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar.  He was the twenty-third maharaja of Mysore and had actively ruled between 1868 and 1894 and it was in his honour, that this amazing statue was built. It is quite a delight to experience. 

Cubbon Park. Especially for nature enthusiasts, this destination is quite an amazing option to explore. Overall, it is an ideal spot for people who would like to spend some real quality time in nature. 

Things to do in and Around Lal Bagh

Visit HAL Aerospace Museum. It was established in the year 2001 by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. The purpose of building this museum was to highlight the major changes which have happened in the aviation industry over all these years. 

Visit Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium. If you are the kind of person who likes to explore the scientific and astronomical discoveries then visiting Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium would be a great opportunity for you to discover. 

Best time to visit Lal Bagh

The garden remains open from 8 AM-6 PM for all the days of the week. The entrance fee is Rs. 10 for all. Otherwise, the months from October to April is quite a good time to travel to Bangalore, Karnataka. This is a time when the overall weather conditions are quite pleasant and good for sightseeing activities. 

How to reach Lal Bagh

By Air. For travelling via air, you would need to visit Bangalore International Airport. It is located at a distance of around 40 km from the city. The airport is very well connected with other cities like Delhi, Pune, Chandigarh, Mumbai and other cities as well. Once you deboard the airport, you will need to get a cab or some other means of transportation like an auto-rickshaw. 

By Train. For travelling via train, you would need to take a train to the Bangalore Railway Station. Bangalore city is very well connected with other cities like Pune, Chandigarh, Mumbai and other cities as well. Some good options to travel via train would be Mysore Express, Karnataka Express, Udyan Express. After deboarding the train, you would need to take a cab or an auto-rickshaw to cover a distance of around 6-7 km. 

By Road. Travelling to Bangalore via road is also a good option and can help you create some really beautiful memories. It is well connected with other cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chandigarh. From these cities, you would need to cover a distance of around 2,180 km, 986 km, 844 km, 2,431 km to reach this place. 

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