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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  • Landmark of the garden is The Great Banyan banyan tree, reckoned to be the largest tree in the world, with 330 metres circumference. It is also famous for enormous collections of orchids, bamboos, pal...  more »
  • If for nothing else, spend the time and go visit this garden. It is not well maintained unfortunately. Certainly not as the fantastic botanical garden of Kandi in Sri Lanka, but it is worth a visit fo...  more »
  • The garden is situated in Shibpur, Howrah, beside river Ganga (originally Hooghly river). It was founded in 1786 by Colonel Robert Kyd, an army officer of the British East India Company. The place is ...  more »
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  • The garden is really a nice place to spend a few hours being close to nature. The ambiance is very peaceful and beautiful. However, the garden can be much more managed. Many sections of the gardens are not open for visitors. Hiring the battery operated vehicle helped us cover almost the complete garden in a matter of an hour. The driver of the vehicle acted as the guide as well, telling us the importance of each section of the garden and important tree species.To see the giant lily, you must visit the garden in December, January.
  • Worth going there with family. There is a canteen where you Will be able to get basic food. My suggestion would be to take food there. Jungle looks good inside. Boating available and enjoyable.prices bit high. Overall experience is good. Very big area. If u love environment, then go here. Big banyan tree is awesome.
  • An amazing site in the heart of the busy city, the botanical garden stretches over a vast area. There are many sections of this place, so it may take some time to cover the whole area. The most important attraction of this site is the Great Indian Banyan tree. It is a gigantic Banyan, which also features as the symbol of this botanical garden.
  • To a layman, this is just the Botanical Garden with lots of trees with which he or she is not familiar in many cases. For a student of botany, this is a treasure chest. However, would it not be great if efforts were taken to do detailed labelling with write-ups to introduce the common man to the world of flora in a better way. Else, how can you expect the to appreciate nature? The fast two wheelers with loud horns really spoil the place. For the fees taken, the lack of well marked and maintained restrooms and drinking water facilities is sorely felt.
  • The oldest and largest botanical garden of West Bengal.. The area is very large.. A great variety of flora resides throughout the place.. The oldest and biggest Banyan Tree with thousands of branches and roots is i side this garden.. toilets and drinking water is available in abundant.. but toilets are too unhygenic and tidy.. safari is available..
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