Pondicherry Botanical Gardens, Pondicherry

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Observe and inspect a wide variety of plant and animal life at Pondicherry Botanical Gardens. Originally established in 1826 by French colonists to test out crop cultivation in the region, the gardens have since grown into an informative center, with trees and shrubs labeled for easy identification. If you're traveling with children, they will enjoy the playground and toy train ride; keep your eyes peeled for the fossilized trees on the site. A small refreshment stand in the gardens serves snacks and drinks. Before you head to Pondicherry, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Pondicherry day trip app , to make sure you see all that Pondicherry has to offer, including Pondicherry Botanical Gardens.
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Pondicherry Botanical Gardens Reviews
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  • October 5, 2017
    nicely laid out but untidy, good for sitting and watching the world go by. Interesting little museam reference its history, is worth a visist but not stunning  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    If it was free this park would be OK, but because we have to pay it gets only 1 star. Its a shame.... Has potential to be beautiful but there is trash everywhere and not much upkeep of the grounds.  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    Botanical Garden at Pondicherry is located at a very convenient place to reach from any part of the city.Autoriksaws are available in plenty.From Beach side hotels this Garden is about 2.5 KM away and...  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    Could have done better. It's the same plants and trees we see in every botanical gardens. Good place to have your food. Only Aquarium and toy train was worth the price.
  • July 9, 2017
    Needs to improve in terms of maintenance.. canteen as well as attitude of people in canteen needs improvement.. good place to spend for a couple of hours.. good parking lot for vehicles..
  • June 19, 2017
    Visited with family, children Train is super just 3-5 mins travel around this botanical garden. Nice place to visit inside the city, It has playing things for children. They enjoying lot here...
  • June 5, 2017
    Nice and peaceful place to spend time alone or with family and friends. Toy train is a 5 minutes ride. Aquarium is worth visiting. Reach by atleast 4.30 pm to enjoy to the fullest.
  • May 18, 2017
    A place for leisure and relaxing, you can enjoy here with your family,lot of plant species are here,some are very old and rare too,a mini train ride is available inside, lawns are good but needed proper maintenance. Glass house is abandoned and can be dangerous as we don't know whether snakes are there or not. Fossil tree is a must visit thing.

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