Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah

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Enjoy spending time in the nature by visiting Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, an 18th century botanical garden. The garden is the oldest one in the country, and counts more than 12,000 living plants, and exhibits over 2.5 million dried herbarium plants from all over the world. See some rare trees from Java, Sumatra, Brazil and Nepal. Visit the orchid house and enjoy its beauty, see the Cuban palm trees, and let your worries go away in the beautiful natural surroundings. 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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  • This Park of exceptional beauty, maintained but not sanitized, is one of my favorite visits to Kolkata. There are wonders like the giant banyan and the famous water lily Victoria Amazonica. I went there since Babu Ghat by bus at the end of a trip to the highest scenic. I recommend this means of transport that allows you to delve into the local atmosphere.
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  • 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 »
  • Good place to visit to get some fresh air that is rare in the city. Plus the botanical tree that holds a Guinness world record. The place is famous for morning walkers and good for picnics.  more »
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  • It seems impossible to have such a green and beautiful place so close to nature in the midst of a metro city. I was awestruck by this forest like garden. I would call it a well maintained forest. Outside there's a taxi stand, a busy bus stop, a college and all kinds of busy people and a busy life. But as you cross this gate, you enter a serene world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It's a huge place full of different shades of green. A lot of yellow and brown autumn leaves which add to the beauty of this place. A lot of ponds inside the garden. Different kinds of birds. Both well maintained and wild trees. The gate to the field (a dense forest within botanical garden) of the age old banyan tree is closed. However, you can have a look at it from outside the gate. Giant water lilies from the Amazon basin placed in one of the ponds were also extraordinary. I was totally blown away by this place!
  • Lovely place for the morning walker and joggers. Long and dense trees make you the feel real of forest in de mid day light beside the city. The river Ganga gives it an extra natural touch. The 350 years old great banyan tree outstretched its numerous arms and is a rare collection. People may have use the boating enchantment in the long zigzag canal like ponds.
  • nice place for morning walk, peaceful, silent and calm.. the great banyan tree is a must see if you haven't yet. varieties of plants and trees and birds can be found here, good place for photography. overall a nice place to visit.
  • Lungs of the city of Howrah. Ideal for a jog in the morning. Infuses a breath of fresh air, perfect to start your day. The walk along the rive shore is a must. And not to forget the world's largest banyan tree....
  • Plenty of staff but seemingly little by way of care & attention being applied to this once beautiful gardens. It's a short taxi ride from central kolkata (less than 200 rupees) and near to Howrah station. Worth a visit just to see the great Banyan tree which unfortunately is now fenced off but this ranks definitely as a former glorious sight!