The sun was shining and the outside atmosphere was not really in my favor. I was thinking about my family and my friends as I was away from I was not in the mood to do any stuff. I got up and went straight to my friend’s room and asked him if he had any plans. With a cute smile ‘We are planning to go to LALBAGH BOTANICAL GARDEN, would you like to join us, he asked?’ I was in a dilemma and was not able answer. I asked myself if I had any task to do. Again, I went to their room and asked if I could join them. ‘Why not sure, they replied.’ After a couple of minutes, I put on my jeans and a polo T-shirt and got ready for a day trip.
We booked a taxi for the journey. I was enjoying the views, people were shopping, riding a bike and were busy with their work. After driving for an hour, we were in the garden.
How to get there?
Getting to lalbagh botanical garden is not a big deal. You can get buses and taxi from anywhere across the banglore. It is essential to buy bus ticket immediately after boarding a bus. If you didn’t bought a ticket and by chance if they checked, you may need to pay a fine of about 500-1000 indian rupees. So, buying ticket is essential.
After reaching our destination, We went straight to a ticket distributor to buy tickets of 25 Indian currency and entered the garden. There is a facility of parking for both two and four-wheelers. A map of the garden was pasted just in front of the entry gate.
About the Garden
The pond was showing the reflection of the sky. People were busy taking photos of each other. The garden was full of plants and trees. As the garden is situated in 270 sq.km it takes plenty of time to roam completely. It holds two flower shows and has over 1,000 species of plants with many trees that are more than a hundred years old.
The garden adjoins one of the towers erected by the founder of Bengaluru, Kempe Gowda. The park has some rare species of plants brought from Persia, France, and Afghanistan. With an intricate watering system for irrigation, this garden is aesthetically designed, with lawns, flowerbeds, lotus pools, and fountains. Most of the centuries-old trees are labeled for easy identification. The Lalbagh Rock, one of the most ancient rock formations on earth, dating back to 3,000 million years, is another attraction that attracts the crowds.
There is also a big lake situated on the western side of the main gate. Unfortunately, boating facilities were not there. If you are lucky enough you will get a chance to have an Indian spicy recipe called ‘chatpate’. There is also an ice-cream store near the lake. The greenery environment was adding beauty to the garden.
Things you can do…..
There are plenty of things to do in the garden. I think it is a perfect place to go with your family. Family picnic is one of the option. Other than that you can mediate there. The environment there is good for meditating. Photographers can take some perfect shots and it is best to go with family.
After roaming for about 4-5 hours we left the garden and headed towards the bus park to take a bus to reach the hostel. It was all about our journey to the Lal bagh botanical garden.