Monday, 17 October 2011

Let's Go To Lalbagh

Botanical Garden, that is.  One of the largest botanical gardens in India, Lalbagh covers 240 acres in the heart of Bangalore.  Stepping inside the gardens is a serene respite from the bustling high-tech city.  It was commissioned by Hyder Ali, the ruler of nearby Mysore, in 1760 and completed by his son, Tipu Sultan.  It includes an extraordinary collection of trees and flowers, from roses to sunflowers, and then some.

The central promenade, complete with fountains and a bandstand.

The garden features a big lotus pond and endless acres of walks through flora.

Sarah enjoying the surroundings.  A giant kapok tree, more than 200 years old.

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