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Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore, India Insider Tips

Things to Do at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens

This 240 acre (971,000 sq.m) garden is located to the south of the city centre and is one of Bangalore’s main attractions.  Hyder Ali commissioned the building of the garden in 1760 but his son, Tipu Sultan, completed it by importing trees and plants from several countries.

Glass House

The garden has over 1,000 species of flora but it’s main attraction is the Glass House, modelled on London’s Crystal Palace.


Great place to spend a couple of hours. Beautiful garden with many nice spots to rest. Don’t miss the monkeys. If you have done a morning tour, you can have lunch in the MTR restaurant just across the road from the main entrance.

A Day in Bangalore

Go to Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, eat at Mavalli Tiffin Room, have a drink at NASA on Brigade road and check out the shops, or go to Commercial street around 11am and start haggling for gifts for your family, or wander around Cubbon park, or eat at Nagarjuna for some Andra style food, and make sure to visit Vishnu temple.

Free Entry

If you go in the early morning to Lalabagh Park it is packed with morning walkers and there is no charge to get in. After 9 am the entry fee is five Rupees entry. It’s worth it at any time.

In Full Glory

January and August are the best time to visit to see the garden bursting with full bloom.

Back in Time

Check out the  19th century pavilion with fountains and period lamp stands.

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