» No 1 attraction in Bangalore and the must-visit is Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Established in 1760 CE by Hyder Ali, Lalbagh is a treasure house of plants, the vibrant floral wealth of Lalbagh extends over an area of 97 hectares(240 acres) accommodating 1854 species,673 genera, and 890 cultivars of plants. The star attractions of Lalbagh are famous:
⇒ The Glass House was initially called the Albert Victor Conservatory; the Structure was modeled after England’s Crystal Palace.
⇒ The Kempegowda II built the Kempegowda Watchtower in 16th Century CE.
⇒ The Rock, aka Peninsular Gneiss at Lalbagh, a Geographical Monument of India, is one of the oldest rock formations on Earth, estimated 2500 to 3000 million years old.
⇒ The Floral Clock is a seven-meter dial clock powered by solar and was gifted by HMT ( Hindustan Machine Tools Limited) some 35 years ago
⇒ The Bonsai Garden with Bonsai planets with ages between 5 years to 65 years are found here.
⇒ The Rose garden with 150 Rose varieties with different colors.
⇒ Hibiscus Garden has over 150 varieties and colors of Hibiscus flower plants planted here.
⇒ Lalbagh also houses a Lotus pond, Lalbagh Lake, Cactus Garden, Fountains, and boating.
⇒ Lalbagh Waterfalls is the new addition to the Lalbagh Botanical Garden.