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Lalbagh in Bengaluru attracts tourists from all over to witness the largest collection of tropical plants and various bird species in India.
What Is It?
Lalbagh is a popular botanical garden located in Bengaluru which is home to a wide range of flora and fauna and a variety of bird species found here that promotes the concept of horticulture spread over 240 acres.
What’s In It?
The Botanical garden houses an aquarium, a lake and a glasshouse that makes it the largest attraction of the city of Bengaluru. Witness various bird species like Common Egret, Parakeets, Myna, Pond Heron and more.
There are two annual flower fests that are celebrated at the glass house that also promotes the concept of horticulture under the protection of the Directorate of Horticulture. One must visit the Mango Mela which is held in the month of June that showcases the sale of different varieties of Mangoes.
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The garden goes back to the reign of Hyder Ali in 1760 when its construction first started and was completed during the time of his son, Tipu Sultan. It resembles the beauty of Mughal Garden and has plants that are imported from different countries, making it one of the biggest attractions to see in Bengaluru.
another unique attraction of the garden is the Peninsular Gneiss Rock that is known to be one of the oldest existing rocks in the world which has also been recognized as the National Geological Monument.
Address: Lalbagh, Mavalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004
Timings: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Phone: 080 26571925
Entry fee: ₹20, free for walkers (6 am to 9 am & 6 pm to 7 pm)
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