Lalbagh Botanical Gardens Quick Facts

PlaceBangalore City, Karnataka State (India)
Built in1760 AD
Built byHyrad ali
TypeBotanic Garden
Total Area98 acres (0.971246 sq km)
Opening Time6 am to 7 pm

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens Overview

Lalbagh Botanical Garden is one of the most famous gardens in India, commonly known as Lalbagh, located in the city of Bangalore, which is called the Silicon Valley of India. This garden is also included in the largest gardens of Karnataka. The construction work of this garden was started by Hyder Ali in 1760 AD. But the construction of the garden was completed during the reign of Tipu Sultan, son of Hyder Ali.

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens History

Hyder Ali started the construction of this garden in 1760 but it was completed by his son Tipu Sultan. Hyder Ali wanted to give this garden the form of Mughal Garden because at that time the Mughal Garden was gaining immense popularity.

Tipu Sultan had added Horticultural wealth to his father for this garden by importing trees and plants from many countries, in which the garden was managed by Muhammad Ali and his son Abdul Khader. In 1799, the British rulers of Mysore gave it to Major Gilbert Waugh British Company, after which in 1814 its control was transferred by the British Government to the Government of Mysore with an appeal to the Marquis of Hastings. After which many changes were made in Lalbagh.

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens Interesting Facts

  1. Lalbagh is covered over an area of ​​about 240 acres which includes several thousand trees.
  2. There are more than 1,000 species present in this garden, many of which are more than a hundred years old.
  3. The Garden is enclosed with towers built by Harrad Ali and the park has some rare species of plants brought from Persia, Afghanistan and France which add to the beauty of the Garden.
  4. The Park has been designed with a complex water system to irrigate the park, with lawns, flowers, lotus pools and fountains. Most centuries-old trees are labeled for easy identification.
  5. Lalbagh Botanical Garden has four gates in which the western gate is located near Sidpura circle which remains open for tourists and the north western wall meets the Krubiagal road which is named after GH Krumbagal, the last pre-independence garden. was the chief officer.
  6. Flower shows are organized in the Garden every year during the week of Republic Day and Independence Day, and these events are organized to educate people about the diversity of flora and to develop public interest in the conservation and cultivation of plants.
  7. The "Janapad Jaitre" is organized by the Government of Karnataka at Lalbagh on the second and fourth weekend of every month. District Jaitre has the form of a fair. In which folk dances, music and plays from all parts of Karnataka are performed. The show mainly depicts the cultural folk songs, traditional costumes and musical instruments of Karnataka.
  8. A geological monument inside the Lalbagh garden is also a tourist attraction in the gardens. The monument was designated by the Geological Survey of India on the Lalbagh hill, which is made up of 3,000 million years old peninsular gneissic rocks.
  9. Lalbagh Garden also depicts the statue of Sri Chamarajaendra Wodeyar, the former ruler of Mysore and the famous visit of Swami Vivekananda to Chicago in 1893 by him.
  10. There is also a Japanese Ornamental Monument inside the garden, which displays Japanese Architecture.
  11. In 1874, the area of ​​Lalbagh was 45 acres (180,000 m). But in 1889, 30 acres of land were added to the eastern part of the park. And after this in 1891 13 acres of rock were added for Kempegowda Tower.
  12. The foundation stone of the Glass House in Lalbagh was laid by Prince Albert Victor at the Crystal Palace in London in 1889, but it was built during the time of John Cameron. And this glass house This structure was extended in 1935.

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