Essential Bangalore Travel Guide

Lal Bagh: The Lal Bagh one of the most beautiful botanical gardens was the brain child of Hyder Ali and his son has added horticultural wealth to the garden by importing several plants and trees from different courtiers. The garden with a 1000 species of plants and herbs is spread in about 2400 acres. The glass house depicting London's Crystal Palace is the main attraction.

Lumbini Gardens: Lumbini Gardens is located on the banks of the Nagawara Lake has an artificial beach.

Maha Bodhi Society Temple: Venerable Acharya Buddharakkhita, founded the Maha Bodhi Society in Bangalore in 1956. He became monk on the Buddha Poornima Day of 1949 at Kusinagar under the illustrious monk Venerable Candamani Mahathera. He then studied Buddhism and Pali in Sri Lanka and Burma. For a short time he served as a professor at the Nava Nalanda Mahavihara in Nalanda. In 1956 he came down to Bangalore to start the Maha Bodhi Society and since then he is engaged in spiritual and humanitarian activities. He is a prolific writer and a compassionate Dhamma teacher giving every Sunday discourses.

Venerable Acharya Buddharakkhita, founder-President of Maha Bodhi Society, Bangalore and its branches and sister organizations in Mysore, Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, was born in the then eastern state of Manipur in India. He was born on March 12, 1922, a full moon day, in Imphal.
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1: Sad but the truth is Bangalore is no more a city of gardens
Posted by: Nisha - 25 Apr, 2014