Lalbagh – Glass House

Language : English | Garden | Audios

General Information

Timings : 6:00 am to 7:00 pm on all days.

Tickets :

Entry free between 6:00-9:00 am and 5:30-7:00 pm for the benefit of joggers.

Entry is free for school and disabled children.

For all others, entry fee: Rs.20/-.

Facilities

Toilets : There are Paid Public Toliets inside the garden.

Cloak Room : There is no facility for keeping things.

Parking : Car parking is available.

Food

Regular hotels :

  • Shyvan Restaurant : Royal Corner, 1/5, Lalbagh Road, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560027.
  • MTR(Vegetarian) : 14, Lal Bagh Main Road, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Doddamavalli, Sudhama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560027.
  • Nandini Restaurant : 114/2, Lalbagh Fort Road, Minerva Circle, Parvathipuram, Vishweshwarapura, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560004.

Checklist

  • Best to carry an Umbrella /Cap / Hat: The place is all open air.This area being tropical weather, it tends to get very warm during the day and is very hot during the summers as there is practically no shade anywhere in the temple.
  • Carry a pair of socks with you. Its useful specially when walking on hard granite surface.
  • Carry your earphones / headphones
  • Power bank / Battery pack for your phone
  • Data network – you will have longer battery time if you are off the mobile data network. So when you are using the audio guide, you may want to get off the network.

History

Hyder Ali commissioned the building of this garden in 1760 but his son, Tipu Sultan, completed it. Hyder Ali decided to create this garden on the lines of the Mughal Gardens that were gaining popularity during his time. Hyder Ali laid out these famous botanical gardens and his son added horticultural wealth to them by importing trees and plants from several countries. Hyder Ali deployed people from Thigala community who were extremely good in gardening.

Lalbagh gardens are based on the design of the Mughal Gardens that once stood at Sira (an old city that existed at a distance of 120 km from Bengaluru).