Sprawling in flowering glory over 240 acres, lal bagh's rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants, trees and herbs will have both horticulturists and laymen searching for superlatives to describe it sbudant natural beauty.
This artistically oilandscaped garden have a profusion of flower beds, lotus pools, tinkiling fountains, flowering indian trees,like, Asoka (saraca indica )is one of the most beautiful flowering tree with brick-red flowers, rarer, yellow bloom-bearing variety (saraca declinata), Mangolia, Champac to name a few.
Walk by the Sankey Tank
Besides Pubs, Discos, IT and Parks, Bangalore is famous for one more thing - Lakes. Of the many that existed a century ago in this city, only a few remain today. And one of them is the Sankey Tank. Located near the Vyali Kaval Circle, Sadashivanagar, this is one of the State Government protected lakes.
Both tourists and residents of Bangalore, especially people from the sorrounding localities of Malleshwaram, Sadashivanagar, and Vyali Kaval, find this a serene and scenic place to visit. One of the major attraction here is the boating facility available. The different type of boats available here are - Row Boats, Pedal Boats and Motor Boats - one can hire a boat and go to the mini-forest, located on island, in the middle of the lake. One can spend a whole day on this island and very often, picnickers are found doing just that.
The Hoysala Dynasty from the 11th century lasted for two hundred and fifty years. They developed sculptural and architectural styles, which were radically different than what were in existence.
It was under Bittiga, better known by his later name Vishnuvardhana that the Hoysala Dynasty began to take off on a course of their own and it was during his reign that the distinctive temples at Belur and Halebid were built. Typically, these temples are squat, star shaped structures set on a platform to give them some height.