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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  • Visit here if you are a nature lover. I visited here with my friends . One will automatically get in love with it once they come here.There are more than 10,000 trees. We also saw the famous banyan tr...  more »
  • We were to a 2 day trip to Calcutta. It was monsoon, so the trees looks green and clean. It is worth a visit to spend some time in nature and also see the the great Banyan tree  more »
  • A huge collection of Botanic elements is available here. But lack of maintainance somewhere decreases its glory. Appropriate path direction is needed here frequently as it covers a large area. It shou...  more »
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  • A quite place to have a family Picnic and a heaven for Botanical enthusiasts. This place is one of the oldest Botanical gardens in the world and hosts some of the most majestic plants including the Great Banyan Tree which has a diameter of 500 meters. You can also go on a walk in the garden and enjoy the time to watch the species of plans here and click some pictures with the picturesque greenery. I would recommend this place for a person for a walk, and definitely after some crazy activity like hard core partying or after a very busy week. Definitely a good place to bust out the everyday stress and relax. Enjoy your time in the city.
  • Nice place. Very big and many roads. Good place to visit with your loved ones and spend time there. At the center there is the big banyan tree. And plastic is not allowed inside the area. But you can take with you food items. Toilets are present inside and the entry fees is also very low. Very big place and many types of trees and plants present. Also at the banks of the Ganges you can have some beautiful time. Photography is permitted but extra charges are there for camera. There are multiple places to sit inside and the rich diversity of fauna makes the place worth remembering. Many plants are several years old and many of their names are not known to us also. The very good place of peace and satisfaction.
  • Popularly known as B. Garden, is the largest and oldest botanical garden in India. Located on the banks of the river Hooghly, it has varieties of plants and trees. However the greatest attraction of this garden is the great banyan tree. Other attractions are three headed palm trees, mad trees, oak tree, sandal wood tree and orchid house. There are few lakes within it where one can do boating. It is an ideal place for bird watchers also. And above all it is a place frequented by couples who look for some cool shady place for romancing.
  • Previously known as Indian Botanical Garden. This is a very large gargen which has a vast collection botanical specimens. The garden is almost two hundred fifty years old. It was started by Robert Kid in 1776, who was interested in acquiring botanical specimens from around the world. The main attraction in the garden is the two hundred fifty year old Great Banyan tree near the middle of the garden. They have a fence around the great tree. I remember visiting the garden many years ago when we could go right under the great tree. Another important thing to remember is that the garden once had the largest collection of Palm trees. The garden was not crowded at all when we visited in the month of October 2018. It becomes crowded between mid December and early January when people come for picnics and spent the whole day.
  • Need to provide guidelines for visitors. Also need to be safe zone for families. Teenagers and youth find a comfortable space for their open privacy. Though I do not disturb these, doesn't mean agree with it.
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