The project started by the emperor of Mysore, Hyder Ali and completed by his son Tipu Sultan; Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, is home to trees that are centuries old and a diverse range of plants. Spread across an area of 240 acres of land, the botanical gardens are a popular tourist destination and well worth a visit. This charming landscaped garden with its rare collection of plants and glass house; designed to replicate the London crystal palace, is a great place to enjoy a relaxed stroll in the morning or evening. Aside from admiring the enchanting natural beauty of the gardens, visitors can also relax by the lake or even appreciate the view from the hills. Eco-friendly buggies and guided walks are available too.
10 rupees, free between 6am-9am and 6pm-7pm
Around half an hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The glass house is considered to be the jewel of the gardens and should not be missed
Muslim tourists requiring prayer facilities may not find it within the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens but they will be able to locate mosques in the city of Bangalore. Since the city is known to house a number of mosques, tourist will not find it difficult to get directions to a mosque nearby when necessary.
Finding Halal food outlets in Bangalore is quite easy as the city is home to a good selection of Halal restaurants. Aside from the delicious local cuisine, visitors will also find other international cuisines widely available. Vegetarian options are also quite popular in India. Those at the gardens could get the locals to direct them to a nearby Halal restaurant when needed.