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Spread over 240 acres of landscaped terrain, the expansive Lalbagh gardens were laid out in 1760 by the famous Mysore ruler, Hyder Ali. As well as amazing centuries-old trees it claims to have the world's most diverse species of plants. You can take a guided tour with Bangalore Walks, in a ecofriendly buggy (per head 100), or otherwise just stroll around at your own pace. On weekends you'll see health-conscious locals jogging and playing badminton all over the park.