A Day in Lalbagh Botanical Garden – Bangalore

Once I was on official trip to South, I reached Bangalore from Chennai by Shatabdi Express. On reaching Bangalore I came to know that due to some local festival all the offices were closed. I checked in Hotel Empire, Koramangala. I took some rest , had my lunch & I left to visit Lal Bagh Botanical Garden.

LalBagh Botanical Garden

LalBagh Botanical Garden


The Lalbagh Botanical Garden , started initially as a private garden in an area of 40 acres by Hyder Ali, one of the most famous rulers of old Mysore in 1760. this garden was further developed by Hyder Ali’s son Tipu Sultan and subsequently by the British and Indian doyens of horticulture by extension of area and addition of a number of plant species. Lalbagh is currently under the Directorate of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka. Lalbagh was given the status of a Government Botanical Garden in 1856, and since then, it has been an internationally renowned centre for scientific study of plants and botanical artwork. Today, the garden is a lush green paradise with an area of 240 acres in the heart of the city.

Lalbagh Garden

Lalbagh Garden

Glass House, modeled on London’s Crystal Palace and Conceived as a venue for horticultural shows.

Glass House

Glass House

HMT have installed a Flower Clock in Lal Bagh. The clock dial measuring 7 meters in diameter has been decorated with multicolored flowers. It is run by electronic quartz mechanism.

Flower Clock

Flower Clock

Flower Clock

Flower Clock

Lotus pound, sorry no lotus because of off-season.

Lotus Pound

Lotus Pound

Lalbagh Lake, there is a huge lake inside the Lalbagh, people were doing illegal fishing there.

Lalbagh Lake

Lalbagh Lake

Lalbagh Lake

Lalbagh Lake

The Peninsular Gneiss Rock is among the oldest rocks of the earth dating back to 3000 million years. There is a very interesting thing about this rock written on a board over there with the title Geological Survey of India: National Geological Monument: This monument is over a typical exposure of peninsular gneiss, a geological term for complex mixture of granite rocks extensively developed in peninsular India

Peninsular Gneiss Rock

Peninsular Gneiss Rock

Peninsular Gneiss Rock

Peninsular Gneiss Rock

Hope you enjoyed the photos and were with me during my visit to the garden.

17 Comments

  • Cuckoo says:

    Memories of my visit to same place were refreshed by these pictures. Only difference is that we went early in the morning, so it wasn’t much crowded.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Karthik says:

    I am regular at Lalbagh. Almost every other weekend mornings I am there with my DSLR to shoot pictures. I must say that this is still one of the biggest green cover one can ever find.

  • Mahesh Semwal says:

    I think you are absolutely right that lalbagh is one of biggest green covered place.

  • nandanjha says:

    I didn’t know about this and probably when I visit again, I would try to pay a visit. In today’s big cities if we can sustain this kind of huge green, its really commendable.

  • Celine says:

    My memories of a couple of trips there got refreshed too with these pictures. Thank you.:)

    I recall reading recently that a part of the Lalbagh Garden was acquired to make way for Bangalore Metro Rail project, and that entailed cutting down some trees. Sad!

  • Mahesh Semwal says:

    Nandan, if you get a chance , visit a botanical Garden , Damdama , near Sohna , Haryana.

    Link is given below

    http://www.botanix.in

  • Mahesh Semwal says:

    Celine , we are not doing justice with our coming generation by cutting trees.

    Couple of years back Gurgaon was full of trees & now you see its a jungle of buildings.

  • mamatha says:

    i love lalbagh, i visited lalbagh more than 5000 times, as i resides close to it,,,,,,,,,,, every time i go its so different i love to go again n again……..

    • Mahesh Semwal says:

      Dear Mamatha,

      Its our duty to protect such parks. As I saw Celine comment that metro is planning to acquired the part of the park. Its very Sad, for the sake of development we are cutting tress.

  • manish khamesra says:

    Karthik’s post on Lalbagh reminded me that I had not yet read yours on the same subject. So here I am :-)

    Its interesting to go through both the accounts and to re-live my visi to this park on my college educational tour. I will try to visit it in our next visits to Bangalore.

    Pictures are beautiful – leave covered Lotus pond without lotus is still looking beautiful.

  • Mahesh Semwal says:

    Dear Manish,

    Me too will try to visit again next time :-)

  • Anytime I am in Bangalore, I spend hours there. Those two tall trees in the second picture are Monkey Puzzle trees.

  • menaka pallegama says:

    I was visited lalbagh botanical garden five days ago.That lovely wonderfull butyfull garden visiting was a drem of my life.I like to work for lalbagh garden.I’m a horticulturist.
    Menaka from Sri lanka.

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  • Azad says:

    Thank u soo much this guide helped us a lot

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