The Lalbagh Botanical Garden is spread across 240 acres of land, built in 1760 by Hyder Ali, is one of the most famous gardens of Bangalore. It was given the status of a Government Botanical Garden in 1856.The garden is designed in Mughal style. The lush garden is meant for horticulture studies and for maintenance of plant species which is about 1,854 and abundance of red roses. It is a beautiful public place for healthy recreation during weekends or vacations and liked by tourists as well as locals of all age groups. To have an uninterrupted as well as adventurous tour to the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens do not forget to book bike rentals in Bangalore from Ziphop.in.
How to reach
The Lalbagh Botanical Garden is easily accessible by taking a route towards Jayanagar. It is located about 4 kilometres from the State Legislature or the Vidhana Soudha. Opening and closing time of the garden is from 8 am to 6 pm daily. Entrance fee for the garden is Rs. 10 only. You can happily spend 3-4 hours of your tour here.
What to see and do
For 24 to 48 hours of your tour, you can add up few more nearby places of visit from Lalbagh Botanical Gardens after finishing your 3-4 hours garden visit.
Start your first trip from the gardens only which has well-laid out roads, paths, seating spaces and off course plants for your eye’s delight. The centre stage here is the charming Glass House that is made for acclimatizing the exotic species. The garden is famous internationally because of its scientific study and conservation of plants. This place offers ample learning opportunities for Botany and Science students, as rare species of flora are preserved here. They hold the famous biannual flower shows in January and August which is a much awaited event among locals and tourists.
Next places of visit include Statue of Hyder Ali, Sri Mariamma Devetana Devi Temple and Ashoka Pillar.
On second day of your tour you can visit ISKCON temple, Tipu Sultan Summer palace, Sri Manjunatha Swamy Temple and Bangalore Palace and can embrace the architecture and beauty of these heritage buildings.
Where to eat
There are all sorts of options from vegetarian to non-vegetarian delicacies for filling your empty stomach. Nandhini Restaurant, Panchamrut, Hulliappa’s Donne Biriyani, Egg’s Pavilion, Kamath Minerva and Northern Restaurant are few good eateries nearby Lalbagh Botanical Garden that serve delectable cuisines for all age groups.
Where to stay
You are fortunate to get budget as well as luxurious hotel options nearby the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. Springs Hotel, Sanman Gardenia, Octave Hotel, Spa, Lord’s Eco Inn and Hotel Lakshmi are few good and recommended hotels that provide you the utmost facilities for a hassle- free and comfortable stay.