Commissioned by the ruler of Mysore – Hyder Ali – the Lalbagh Botanical gardens or ‘Red Garden’ located in the south of Bangalore in India is the city’s foremost tourist attraction. In order to enjoy convenient sightseeing and modern comforts consider staying within a Bangalore serviced apartment. Offering you the best in serviced accommodation together with contemporary plush surroundings is the Citadines Richmond Bangalore.
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The Lalbagh Botanical Gardens boasts a variety of tropical plants, aquarium and scenic lake. The glass house taking central place here plays host to the infamous annual ‘Plant Show’. The garden began in 1760 by Hyder Ali and was completed by his son Tipu Sultan. The gardens encompass a total of 188 acres of verdant land housing tropical plants from around the world. There are over a 1000 species of plants and magnificent trees that are over 100 years old.
Rare plant types from France Afghanistan and Persia are found here while the beautiful wooden gazebo plays host to, many orchestral shows. Enjoy the beauty of this gardens well aid out landscapes with lotus pools, vast lawns, fountains and colourful flower beds. The Lalbagh Rock is known to be one of the oldest rock formations on earth and is tipped to be over 3000 years old while other attractions within the gardens are the Cardinal Towers offering marvellous views across the park.
The gardens are open from 6 am to 7 pm daily offering free entrance to joggers and tourists between 6 am to 9 am and 6pm to 7 pm.
Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world.