Independence Day – Lalbag flower show

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I have heard about the famed flower show of Lalbag in Bangalore. So I couldn’t resist myself from going there. Also I couldn’t wait to test my new Tripod.

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Lalbag is a huge and beautiful botanical ga rden in the middle of Bangalore city with a beautiful lake and varieties of trees and plantations brought from different parts of world. During Independence Day people bring flowers from various regions of Karnataka to display and sell there. The Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore is of royal origin and was started initially as a private garden in an area of 40 acres by Hyder Ali, one of the most famous rulers of old Mysore in 1760. Initially designed in Mughal style, on the model of an extensive garden at Sira in Tumkur near Bangalore, this garden was further developed by Hyder Ali’s son Tipu Sultan and subsequently by the British and Indian doyens of horticulture by extension of area and addition of a number of plant species.

People come with their families to enjoy here as it famous with all age groups. It is a great place for children to play and learn about nature. The joggers association of Lalbag is very strong which forced the Govt to remove the entry fee in morning from 5-9. People come, workout, enjoy the pristine nature and then head for a breakfast at the famed MTR restaurant famous for its Dosas and other South Indian delicacies.

The glass house at Lalbag is very beautiful and housed some rare plant and flower species which are showcased during the Independence Day. During Independence Day it is like a fair and people from all walks  and shades of life can be seen here in their in their original best. If you ask me a photographer’s heaven…


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