Exotic flowers have attracted throngs of tourists to India’s southern Bangalore City. Here's a look at the sights and smells of the Lalbagh Botanical Garden show.
More than a hundred thousand varieties of flowers are displayed in a special show ahead of India’s Republic Day.
A special arrangements of roses were the central attraction at the show.
[Katherine, Tourist from London]: (English)
"No, I haven't seen anything like that, but it would be great to see that sort of a thing. I like all big displays of flowers where they have been put together into different shapes, it looks really great."
Many rare flowers are also on display.
[Ivan, Tourist from Germany]: (English)
"It's absolutely beautiful. I had no idea…doing out here. So it was a spontaneous idea to come out and look. And I really liked it I have not been around to park yet, but I will go. Its absolutely beautifully arranged and I recognized a lot of flowers because I came from Germany but I live in England at the moment. So I recognize a lot of flowers also from Europe but then you have your own ones as well, this is really nice."
The show is organized by the horticulture department of Karnataka twice a year - once on Independence Day and once on Republic Day.