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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  • Khub sundor ovigotta niye uddeshe ojeyjydeur sesha din bari r dilam. Khubei Bosonto er Botanical Garden sotti mayabi.
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  • The sprawling botanical garden provided much needed respite from the dust and honks of Kolkata street. The collection of trees and plants are vast but not much care goes into them. Only a customary na...  more »
  • This Botanical Garden is a true haven of peace where he wants away from the incessant bustle of Kolkata.
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  • 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
  • Are you a tree/plant lover? You'll love this place. It has trees with history, stories, unique facts added to it. Don't miss the map right next to the entrance. Take a photo with your mobile phone and keep it as a reference. The shady books all had couples. But you don't have to worry about them if greenery is what interests you. There are buggies and guides for the asking. Make use of it, it is worth. Though people talk about the peepal tree, that's not the only attraction of this place. There is much more. Incidentally, you'll catch birds too if you have a keen eye. I give four stars.
  • A must visit if you are a plants or birds lover. We reached the gardens around 10:30 am and yet got to see a lot of birds. There are amazing amounts of trees that provide a great habitat for all kinds of birds. We saw the yellow back woodpeckers and 2 kinds of barbets here. We saw other birds too but these were the highlights. The lily pads are famous too but check the time of the year before you go. In January they had already dried up. Peaceful place and must visit.
  • One can explore, study and learn many things about different types of plants found basically in the continent of Asia, mainly eastern province of India and Bangladesh and other continents namely America, Africa as well. You will also able to find different varieties of cactus also. It is a house to some of the exotic varieties of birds and insects too.
  • 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.

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