[View in the Lal Bagh, Bangalore.]
Medium: Photographic print
View of the the Lal Bagh Gardens in Bangalore from the 'Bellew Collection: Photograph album of Surgeon-General Henry Walter Bellew' taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, was founded in the 16th century by Kempe Gowda. The Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens were laid out in the 18th century by Haider Ali and expanded by his son Tipu Sultan. This view shows a fountain in the foreground, a bandstand beyond and is taken from the top of a tower. The bandstand dates from the mid 19th century. It has been used as the venue for flower shows and musical performances.