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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. To visit Pondicherry Botanical Gardens on your trip to Pondicherry, use our Pondicherry travel itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • We can take a look on all type of plants and fish centre is there so don't miss this place to visit in pondicherry  more »
  • The Botanical garden is located south the new bus stand in the middle of old Tamil town.Its a big leafy garden,work on which started long back in 1826 with French ornate style pruned trees,flower beds...  more »
  • We weren't expecting Kew but turned up to litter strewn, sparsely planted and extremely uninteresting grounds. Not worth the trip out.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful place which is well maintained. Had a toy train ride and an aquarium. Good to relax and take some good pictures.
  • Nice place to spend the day with family (play area for kids) or friends. The toy train was alright. The Aquarium was nice.
  • Not really a good option. There was nothing much to see or spend there. A small but nice children's park is there near the entrance which is the only thing to. There is a toy train service inside the park but it's not functioning now.