Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bangalore was on top of my list of things to see! Lalbagh means The Red Garden in English and is a botanical garden located in the South of Bangalore. There is gigantic glass house hosting annual flower shows, lots of tropical plants, a lake, and a waterfall.
When I first read about Lalbagh Botanical Garden I knew I had to check it out. I ended up going on a Sunday and it was beautiful.
The Lalbagh Botanical Garden has four gates and you can enter through whichever one you choose. At the gate, you’ll be asked to pay ₹ 20 for the entry and an additional ₹ 50 if you want to take pictures using a camera. If you want to take photos with your phone or tablet you won’t need to pay the additional charge.
Lalbagh is open throughout the year, every day from 6 AM to 7 PM and entry is free from 6 AM to 9 AM and from 5:30 AM to 7 PM. There are plenty of trees providing shade, and the garden is incredibly clean – hardly any trash in sight – and there were trash cans everywhere.
The garden is 240 acres (0.97 km2) in size and if you really want to enjoy it and explore all its parts I’d set aside a whole morning or afternoon. While it surely can be seen in just a couple of hours only, it’s so beautiful, you may simply want to spend a lot of time here.
While the garden was packed with people in some areas, it was deserted in others. I really enjoyed just walking around and taking it all in. It was so quiet and peaceful. Most of the visitors appeared to be local – there were heaps of families, couples, kids and large groups of friends.
I had so much fun exploring the Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bangalore! Have you visited the garden before? What are your favorite botanical gardens across the globe? I’d love to hear from you! 🙂