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. Put Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden and other Howrah attractions into our Howrah trip maker site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Originally known as Royal Botanical Garden, later on as Indian Botanical Garden and presently as Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Botanical Garden. It is spread over 11000 acres which is home to innumera...  more »
  • It’s a beautiful property, but many areas are fenced in, or locked away. Trees have tiny labels last made years ago, some have grown with the trees to an unreadable height! The great banyan tree is lo...  more »
  • The botanic garden is a good place to spend a day, especially in winter. Not very much tempting. Not very well maintained. The only attraction is 'The Great Banyan tree' which is more than 250 years o...  more »
  • It's a sprawling garden abutting the Ganges river at the southwestern corner of the city of Calcutta. Not a manicured garden but houses exotic plants from six continents, all nurtured according to their indigenous habitat. Ideal place for people interested in botany but an equally enjoyable place for casual visitors who can visit this green oasis amidst the city and enjoy the sprawling meadows, lakes and greenery. Special point of interest being the Great Banyan Tree. The more than 250 year old tree supported by innumerable prop roots clamming to have the largest foliage area and still growing in spite of having lost its main trunk years back
  • One of the largest zoological parks in India. Home for some of the exotic plant species along with a truly unique 250 years old Banyan canopy. A very nice morning walk and stroll area with proper marked pathways and to enjoy the pleasant morning breeze of juxtaposed river Hooghly. The park is huge. Also, one can go for paddle boating too in its lakes. The park closes by 4 pm in the evening.
  • Good place to have an afternoon visit. Clear signature of negligence of maintainable. It will be better if a detail description of the trees are given near the tree. Giant water lilies and the great banyan tree are points of attraction.........Plastic free zone. Donot come with carry bag and plastic mineral water bottle. Bring hard plastic bottle. Food is not available withing.....may bring some food...........Ticket is 10rs per head 25 rs for taking camera not mobile camera.................
  • If you are a natural lover, this is the place you should head to. We went on a December afternoon and absolutely loved the flora and fauna, the lush green lakes, and the sundry trees. It covers a huge area and making it an ideal place for morning walks and jogging. But as far as the navigation part is concerned, I guess they should work on it , for one might lose ones way, given that it encompasses a large area.
  • It's always pleasant to be the part of the nature. Visiting the place each time I feel happy and refreshing. It also has a contribution to the Indian history. The great Banyan tree is the most and must visited by the travellers.

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