Its grand green vistas really are the essence of the old Bangalore which was such an alluring city for people to retire to back in the day. A walk-through Bangalore's most popular tourist destination, Lalbagh really separates the wheat from the chaff when you mark the great divide between the leisurely old ways of Bangalore and its present-day avatar as a hectic IT hub. From being the pleasure garden of a sultan and royal garden of Mysore rulers, it has now transformed into a huge botanical park through the hard work of European horticulturists. Today, it is the home of many exotic trees from around the world and houses one of the oldest rock formations of South Asia.
Why you will love itPark ambienceExotic treesBotanical heritage
What you will experience
Lalbagh is a massive green lung in the heart of the city and attracts busy Bengalurueans for walks and jogs – or to just chill in this rejuvenating space. Join us for a walk through the park and learn about the stories of the trees that connect to countries and people in India and beyond, the geology of the land and get a nice view of the city skyline! At the heart of this walk is the majestic splendour of its botanical wealth, and what’s unusual about it is that it really dominates the city skyline in all its splendiferous beauty. Ready yourself for an exceptional tour of one of the nicest areas of Bengaluru as you reacquaint yourself with it natural splendour, its myths, its history, its cultural roots, its architecture and so much more.
You will encounter such treasures as the pillared rocky edifice known as mandapam or the Kempegowda tower erected in the middle of the 16th century. The tower stands on Lalbagh Rock that is a National Geological Monument and dates back to nearly 3000 million years. Lalbagh was the brainchild of Hyder Ali, who from his early days was inculcated the love of greenery. The diversity of the botanical wealth of the of Lalbagh has been sourced from the four corners of the earth, be it Australia, Malaysia, the Caribbean, Brazil, the Americas, China, Europe, Africa and much more. It has several water bodies and over 1, OOO species of plants its little wonder Lal Bagh is a magnet for many species of avifauna making it a great birding paradise.