Which City is known as the Garden City of India?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The City of Bengaluru is known as the Garden City of India. This is because of Bangalore’s climate, which is primarily cool throughout the year, with only occasional heat waves during summer. It is said that the city received this unique nickname of the garden city from the 24th Maharaja of the kingdom of Mysore, Krishna Raja Wodeyar.

Garden City of India

In 2017, the government of India announced that it would make Bangalore, or present-day Bengaluru, the first garden city of India to reduce pollution and traffic congestion by increasing greenery in the city. Bengaluru is the capital of Karnataka and is also known as the IT hub of the country.

Back in the day, a ruler of Mysore called Hyder Ali liked the climate of Bangalore and planted a garden called ‘Lalbagh’ to add to its beauty. Even during British rule, a lot of greenery was added to the city, which earned it the nickname of the garden city of India.

List of Famous Gardens of Bengaluru

Some of the famous gardens of Bengaluru are listed below:

  • Lal Bagh
  • Bugle Rock
  • Lumbini Gardens
  • Cubbon Park
  • Freedom Park
  • Krishna Rao Park
  • Palace Garden
  • Randheera Kanteeevara Park
  • Bannerghatta National Park


Which City is Known as the Garden City of India?

The Garden City of India is Bengaluru due to its lush greenery and cool climate throughout the year. In 2017, the Indian government decided to make the metropolitan city the first garden city in the country to reduce traffic and pollution. Some popular parks and gardens of Bangalore are Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Palace garden, Lumbini gardens, and more.

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