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Lalbagh: The Crown of Garden City

Marvellous Karnataka Raksha Deshpande (1)
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Lalbagh is a popular botanical garden situated in Bengaluru. The Garden is a home to a variety of flora and fauna. There are many different kinds of bird species found here like Myna, Common Egret, Parakeets, and Pond Heron etc.

Lalbagh also has a glass house, an aquarium and a lake that adds to the already existing beauty of the garden. There are two annual flower shows celebrated in the glass house. The largest collection of tropical plants in India is at Lalbagh.

This garden has also promoted and cultivated the concept of horticulture and is under the protection of Directorate of Horticulture. It is spread over 240 acres. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Bengaluru.

During the reign of Hyder Ali in 1760, the construction of this garden started but was later on completed on the orders of his son, Tipu Sultan. During that time Mughal gardens were capturing great popularity due to which Hyder Ali wanted to cultivate this exquisite botanical garden.

The garden gained more importance when his son Tipu Sultan added the concept of horticulture in the garden. Many different species of plants were imported from different countries making this garden the apple of everyone’s eye. The garden is built similar to the design used in Mughal gardens.

The rock here is one of the oldest existing rocks in the world. There is a small monument constructed on this rock that has won the recognition of National Geological Monument. This garden is a full package of entertainment and knowledge.

Flower show during Repulic Day and Independence Day, Mango Mela in mango season are the main attractions of the Lalbagh.

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Raksha Deshpande

The author is a postgraduate in Mass Communication and Journalism from Karnataka University, Dharwad. Her interests range from literature, history, travel to politics, and is keenly interested to write human interest stories and articles relating to literature, travel.

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