Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah

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With one of the oldest and largest banyan trees in the world, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden remains a top tourist site in the area, containing over 12,000 plants from all over the world. A heaven for botanists, the gardens is also an ideal place for an easy walk or a picnic surrounded by lush greenery. Add Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden to your Howrah travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Howrah vacation route planner.
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  • Went on a Wednesday morning with 3 kids and my father to visit the garden. The place opens at 8:00 AM. The ticket is not expensive. The place is around 3 KM after crossing second Hoogly Bridge. The Gr...  more »
  • The collection of plants in the garden is just marvelous. It is very very informative and one can get to see huge variety of flora. Needs a little maintenance.  more »
  • The botanical garden stretches over several acres of land and houses one of the biggest and oldest Banyan trees. However, it can be maintained better and made more informative. It is perfect for a pic...  more »
  • It is a beautiful place where the Great Banyan Tree flourishes with no limit, there are multiple beautiful Lakes inside the Garden. Many Birds live happily without any fear for human beings. I had been there two times for research purpose. There are two Guest Houses inside the Garden nearby the main office(also the Central National Herbarium) where you can stay peacefully.
  • Frankly speaking it has got nothing except some nonsense rules... There is nothing watchable, just a bunch of trees which you can see everywhere specially during summertime.. The great banyan tree is worth watching but you can't get near it.. But the place is awesome for cycling or taking your dog for a walk (if they allow)on a cloudy day.
  • Very poor maintenance. Ponds are full of algal bloom. Flower garden has no flowers, lotus pond has no lotus; moreover, all the enclosures like Palm garden are meant for restricted entry. Such a nice place can be turned into a perfect holiday destination with a little care. Need more drinking water points and clear road maps and directions.
  • Great place to hang out with anyone. Pleasant atmosphere, chirping birds, away from the city hustle - its awesome. The only main attraction is that Great Banyan Tree. Vast area. The entry fee is ₹10 only. photography charge is ₹20 (excludes mobile photography) Few rides inside like the Boat ride, and car ride to roam inside the garden. Boat charges are a bit high. There are two entry gates - one main gate and the other one is the Banyan Tree gate. Carry water and don't visit during hot summer days.
  • It is very famous place. To learn botanical features, one may visit this place since he/she will see the rare collection of plants. It is also a very fantastic place for morning walk