211th Lalbagh Flower Show (Watch this space for information about the next flower show)
The 211th Lalbagh Flower Show is a floral tribute to Swami Vivekananda on the occasion of his 157th Birth Anniversary. Visit the Flower Show to see amazing displays of different varieties of colourful and beautiful flowers.
- Lalbagh Botanical Garden hosts the biannual flower shows on the occasion of the Republic Day and Independence Day celebrations.
- This Republic Day Flower Show is a floral tribute to Swami Vivekananda, who was a great social reformer and a very inspiring personality of India.
- The Glass House and Bandstand are the main attractions of the colourful flower arrangements and intricate models on display.
- There is more to see at the Flower Show such as Kempegowda and Watch Towers, Pigeon House, Statue of Chamaraja Wodeyar, Lalbagh Lake, Bonsai Park, and many more.
Bengaluru, is popularly known as Silicon Valley of India, is also called the Garden City of India for its large parks and open spaces. It has many parks including Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Cubbon Park, General Cariappa Memorial Park, Palace Grounds, and many more.
In 1760, during the reign of Hyder Ali, the construction of Lalbagh was started and it was conceptualised on the model of Mughal gardens. It was later expanded by his son Tipu Sultan, who added the concept of horticulture and different varieties of plants were sourced from different countries. Lalbagh is currently under the administrative control of the Directorate of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka. It is a lush green paradise with an area of 240 acres in the heart of the city.
Photography is allowed.
Ready-to-eat food kiosks offer quick bites and beverages.
Drinking water stations.
Take nature home with you. Don't forget to buy plants and saplings from Lalbagh Botanical Garden.
Separate toilets for men and women.
No wheelchair friendly toilet.
For parking, see additional information below.
40 km from Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. About 90 minutes drive.
Nearest metro station is Lalbagh on Green Line. About 5 minutes walk to Lalbagh West Gate No. 4.
5 km from M G Road Metro Station / Vidhana Soudha. About 20 minutes drive.
15 km from V R Bengaluru / Phoenix Marketcity Mall. About 90 minutes drive.
- No entrance ticket for a child below 12 years.
- This is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or guests who will need use of a wheelchair.
- Visitors can enter Lalbagh from any of the four gates - Main Gate (No. 1) is North facing towards Subbaiah circle, the West Gate (No. 4) is towards Basavanagudi, the South Gate (No. 3) is towards Jayanagar and the East Gate (No. 2) is towards the Double Road.
- Avoid carrying valuables. Carrying bags and luggage inside Lalbagh is prohibited. However mobile phones and cameras are allowed.
- It is recommended to use public transport / cab to get to Lalbagh as it would ease up congestion and parking.
- Car parking will be at Shantinagar Bus Stand, the BBMP car park on JC Road, for two-wheelers at Al-Ameen College and HOPCOMS premises near Double Road Gate.
- Food and beverages are not allowed inside Lalbagh.
- Plastic (including plastic bottle of mineral water) is not allowed inside Lalbagh. You may carry your own water in a reusable plastic / metal bottle.
- Entry of vehicles is banned into Lalbagh.
- Do not touch the flower displays.
- Tickets booked online are non-transferable, non-cancellable and non-refundable.
- Lalbagh reserves the right to admission.
- You will receive a booking confirmation email/voucher to your registered email after booking.
- You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher.
- This voucher is valid only on the date and time specified.
- Entrance ticket to the 211th Lalbagh Flower Show.
- Priority pass. Present your ticket at the entrance. Do not queue at the ticket office.
- Food and beverages.