Pondicherry Botanical Gardens, Pondicherry

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#6 of 9 in Parks in Pondicherry
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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  • Sadly this is a neglected dust bowl, full of rubbish lying around and courting couples. The greenhouse was full of unidentified dried up pots. The pond completely neglected and the run down “cafe” had...  more »
  • The city center is less green, need to pay tickets, but very cheap, suitable to touch the nature of the good to go. Full of green meaning, but to protect to improve. When I visited the area, I also saw the children's foreign teachers and Indian women in the practice of dance, feel the human humanities, also good.
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  • This looked untended and I felt cheated. None of the features were operational. There was some planting going on, so maybe I chose the wrong month.  more »
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  • Have read about it before I visited here, however the reality is bit different. I read about this place where we could see themes of different world regions, but couldn't see any such things. Kids play area is good and well maintained, but not much options for small kids and toddlers. Shrub garden is really great to see different colored flower plants neatly arranged and worth to watch Also toy train is not functioning when I visited which is another turn down for kids. Hope it will be sorted soon
  • A must visit place and should be a place on your itenary especially if you are visiting with children. We visited at the right time when the garden was hosting different school student's flower art work. It was simply amazing. Lot of different local cuisines were on display and available to taste as part of some event. Toy train was shut for the event but it was well compensated by the flower decorations. Aquarium is small but hosts different species and has shark tank too.
  • Average garden. Only few places are worth taking pics. Aquarium is small but good to visit. Some very old trees with very weird shape at the roots/trunk level. Never seen such trees before.
  • Big play area for kids to spend quality time.Old trees and aquarium are attractive.Very good place for Fish watchers,variety of fishes are maintained well. Scenic spots to take good photos with kids. Glass&Green house are there. Maintenance could have been better.
  • The toy train isn't functioning. There is no crowd for the musical fountain even on a Sunday evening. The aquarium and children's play area are decent and fairly maintained. Few vendors selling eatables outside. Can be skipped unless you are looking for a place to pass time with little kids. Easily accessible. Google location is exact. Get loads of water and snacks. Be prepared for mosquitoes once it starts getting dark.
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