Lalbagh Botanical Gardens
Mari Gowda Rd
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First reviewed by Tablet
Lalbagh means "red garden," and it's evident that the large amount of red roses on the grounds is where the name stemmed from. The lovely grounds host stunning tropical plants and a glasshouse made to resemble London's Crystal Palace.
This 240 acre expanse of greenery forms one of India's most beautiful botanical gardens. The credit for this goes to the rulers Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan, who laid out an 18th century paradise with rare trees brought from far off Persia, Afghanistan and France. At the heart of the gardens is situated the Glass House.