Bangalore is home to many lush green spaces that offer a respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Here is a list of some of the top gardens and parks to visit in Bangalore:
Lalbagh Botanical Garden: This garden is the most famous in Bangalore and is a must-visit for any nature lover. It has a history of 200 years attached to it. The garden spans over 240 acres and is home to a wide variety of plants and trees. It is also home to a glass house, which hosts flower shows during the republic day and independence day. It is home to several wild bird species and wildlife. It also has an artificial waterfall and geological monument for the peninsular gneiss formation. The garden is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and is located on Mavalli, Lalbagh Road, Bengaluru.
Cubbon Park: This park is located in the heart of the city and is spread over 250 acres. It is also known as the lungs of the city and rightly so. In fact Bangalore got the tag of city of gardens after Cubbon Park. It has about 6000 plants that can be further divided into almost 96 species and 68 varieties. It is a great place to relax and unwind, with plenty of walking paths, gardens, and sculptures. The park is also home to the Government Museum, Art Gallery, YMCA, Aquarium, Indira Priyadarshini Children’s Library, City Central Library, High Court Buildings such as Attara Kacheri, State Legislature building-Vidhana Soudha, State Youth Centre- Yuvanika, Jawahar BalBhavan, Century Club, Press Club, the Venkatappa Art Gallery, Cheshire Dyer Memorial Hall, Ottawa Chatter, Tennis Pavilion and many more. The park is open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, closed on Monday and every second Tuesday. It is located on Kasturba Road, Bengaluru.
Ulsoor Lake Park: This park is located in the eastern part of the city and is spread across 50 hectares making it one of the largest parks in Bangalore. The park is a favorite amongst joggers, children and family picnics. The park is open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. It is closed on Wednesday. Festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi are celebrated with great enthusiasm at the Ulsoor lake. You can definitely give it a visit during this time. It is located on 8th Main Road, Bengaluru.
Sankey Tank: This Sankey Tank is a manmade lake/tank located in the western part of the city and is popular amongst Bangaloreans. The park also has a playground for children and is a popular spot for joggers. The park is open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM and is open everyday except for Friday.
JP Nagar Park: This park is located in the southern part of the city and is the third largest park of the city. It is spread across 85 acres and hosts a play area divided into three sections. It also has a garden with steps and seating made out of broken glass pieces. With a jogging track, four lakes, a musical fountain, 250 plant species, statues, a rock garden, a natural lake, etc. it makes for a perfect getaway from the city's chaos.The park timings are 5:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm and the Musical Fountain timings are 7:00 pm and 7:45 pm.
Freedom Park: The park is a former central jail and has housed several namely political leaders during the 1975 emergency. You can witness several elements of the correctional facilities such as barracks, watch tower, hanging spot and jail hospital. The park is open from 5:30 am to 8:00 am and 4:00 pm to 8:00 PM is located on Sheshadri Road, Bengaluru.
Bannerghatta National Park: This park is located on the outskirts of the city and is a popular spot for nature lovers. It spans over 104.27 sq km and is home to a wide variety of plants and animals, including tigers, elephants, and leopards. The park also has a butterfly park and a zoo. The zoo is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, you can enjoy Grand Safari from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You can enjoy the butterfly park and boating from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. The park is open every day except for Tuesday. It is located on Bannerghatta road, Bengaluru.
This sums up our list! Let us know which one is your favourite and also if you want us to add more to the list.