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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  • The garden was very big and you can see a lot of greenery. There were certain areas that needs to be well maintained like the lotus pond  more »
  • This is less of a botanical garden, more of an overpriced slum come rubbish tip, with unfriendly staff. (Not the normal friendly helpful Indian people) Nothing like the pictures on the internet, rubbi...  more »
  • Located in the middle of the Pondicherry, between the railway station and bus stand.. Started by the French colonists. Perrottet was the man transforming the park into botanical garden in 1831. Sprawl...  more »
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  • It's located in between bus station and railway station. It's very good for children. The cleanliness and greenery is average. Entry fee is 20 RS for adult and 10 rs for children. Plastic and food items are not allowed to inside. For children there are many things to play. Toy train is there, but it will run on scheduled time. Overall it's a good park with big trees. Good for time pass.
  • My experience at this place was below expectations. The area is huge in this botanical garden although it isn't maintained well,the lotus pond had nothing inside it.The Joy train was under renovation work so couldn't experience it. There are lots and lots of trees,nature lovers must visit this place,this place is a historical site and has to be improved or at least brought back to its initial glories. For spending good time with your family,I feel for the time being this isn't the place, hope I have to edit this statement at a later point of time.
  • Lush green garden. Such a beautiful place to breathe some fresh air amidst the killing ⛅. One can happily spend approximately 1.5 hours here. Children play area and toy train (5 minutes 35 seconds journey in the 🚆) is available. Entry fee to the garden is 20 for adults and entry fee for the toy train is 10 for adults. New species can be found trying to spend time with you 😀. Washrooms are available for men and women separately. But it should be properly cleaned as there are n number of people use it regularly.
  • This place will be loved by everyone as it has attractions for everyone. The fossil trees around, aquarium, toy train and kids park are major attractions here. The entrance is priced at 10 and 5rs for adults and kids and the same fees for toy train. The toy train ride is an enjoyable one both for kids and adults. The park is well maintained and the kids can enjoy more time in this park than the others. This is an excellent place to spend the evening.
  • It was a okay place. We went there around 10:30 am and on July so much of the flowering season was over. It could be a little more well maintained. The lotus pond was not a pretty site as there were no lotus or fish..the glass house has only few cactus. The green house has a great collection of orchids but was poorly maintained. The place can be made very good if maintained well with plants of all season, then it would be a site to see. If you like to go for long walk among nature then this is a place to see.
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