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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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  • This is a definitely a nice place to visit and relax and get away from hot sun. Since it's a Botanical Garden, there are lot of trees to keep you in shade. Entrance fee is Rs. 20 for Adults and free f...  more »
  • All the city been occupied with the concrete forest but still this garden survives inside the heart of the town - this is with lot of tree on its king there was a jolly train ride inside famous and it...  more »
  • The botanical garden is not well maintained. It has 4 "attractions" - 1) Kid's Play Area - Nothing special here, just like any other kids park with swings, see saws, etc. 2) Lotus Pond - The pond was ...  more »
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  • Very nicely designed, and very peaceful. Must visit for everyone. Spent close to two hours here and time just flew by.
  • A nice and calm place for relaxation and nature watching in Puducherry. A toy train and play area will attract children
  • This place is located right at the centre of Pondicherry town. It has a huge collection of trees planted years ago. Newer buildings are being constructed without maintaining the older ones, hence spoiling the garden. Inspite of the above mentioned issue, the park is still a good choice for children.
  • Good place. Can visit with family and kids, there is a kids play area, jogging place etc..
  • Excellent environment ...aquarium s superb