Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lalbagh Garden in Karnataka


Famous Lalabagh garden was laid out by Hyder Ali and developed by his son Tipu Sultan in the 18th century. One of the towers set up by Kempegowda can be seen on a hillock here. Huge old trees with their canopy of green foliage and rare species of plants vie for attention along with the flaming red of the Gulmohar trees. The Glass House modelled on London’s Crystal Palace where flower shows are held twice a year is also impressive. Lalbagh has an attractive floral clock also. Plant lovers can but rose plants, crotons and other exotic shrubs and plants from the Horticulture Society located near the Double Road gate at bargain price.

Near By Attractions:

Bull Temple: The Holy Craft – Kempegowda, the founder of the city is credited with the construction of this temple, which has a mammoth of Nandi (Shiva’s Bull) carved out of a single rock. It is one of Bangalore’s oldest temple and an example of the Dravidian stlye of architecture.

Tipu’s Palace And Fort – The fort is a sturdy creation built in 1537 by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Though much was destroyed by British, it’s worth a quick visit. The palace that was built in 1791 AD, as a summer palace by Tipu Sultan, is known for its attractive wooden interior and teak pillars. The construction was begun by Hyder Ali and completed by Tipu Sultan.

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