Rolling out the red carpet: An unhurried walk in the urban haven of Lalbagh
Bangalore's most popular tourist destination, Lalbagh, is often thought of as a large boring park, which it may seem. Walk with us to discover the treasure that is Lalbagh, as we take you through the sand, stone and waters of Lalbagh, our Tipu Sultan's pleasure paradise!
Commissioned by Hyder Ali and completed by Tipu Sultan, Lalbagh was the ruler's personal garden, a statement of power and extravagance. Around one of Kempe Gowda's towers, Lalbagh has since acquired a large range of horticultural samples, a beautiful glass house and India's first lawn-clock. Today, it is not just a botanical garden but is also one of the few green spaces left in the increasingly polluted 'garden city'.
Join us as we step into pockets of silence and bloom right within the corporate jungle that is Bangalore. Listen to stories from the past, myths associated with the park and personal anecdotes that help understand Lalbagh better.