10 June 2016

World Environment Week - Lal Bagh , Bangalore!!!

World Environment day was last weekend and to celebrate the same here on my my blog, this is the post on one of my favourite places in Bangalore, Lal Bagh(Red Garden in Hindi) Botanical garden. Be it for sapling shopping or fruit fest, flower show or Sunday morning jog, Lal Bagh was one favorite stop for we cousins during our summer vacations. Being at the center of the city, its been a good joint as well for we cousins meet ups. On a recent trip of mine to Bangalore, we planned a meet and I took this chance to explore the park. I reached an hour before and wandered around.
Glass House
Commissioned by Haider Ali and completed by his son Tipu Sultan, the garden serves the green lung of the city, surviving since last three centuries. Spread over an area of 240acres, the garden is a great treasure of flora from and fauna. 
The main attraction is the Glass House which is modeled on London's Crystal Palace. While the Kempegowda Tower on hillock stands tall overlooking the silicon city, more structures like Japanese monument(which also hosts Bonsai garden) have been added in recent days to add to its beauty. The park is best visited during the flower show hosted on 26th January and 15th August. You can check more about the park on Wikipedia.
Japanese monument

More to the World Environment Week, here is a Graffiti found on the outer wall of the garden
By the time I clicked more and more flowers and the Glass House, I was joined by my cousins. Together we visited Bonsai garden and spent time playing and chatting.
Travel tips:
* Park is open from 6am to 9pm, best time to visit the park is early morning, even before the crowd gathers.
* Entry is free from 6am to 9am and 6pm to 7pm. Rest of the time its Rs. 10/- and on weekends and public holidays Rs. 20/-

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