Botanical Garden, Kolkata

Botanical Garden

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Botanical Garden
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4 Ratings & 4 Reviews

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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4 traveller reviews for Botanical Garden

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Abhijit Gupta
  • Abhijit Gupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 210 Reviews

"Hundred years old banyan tree without main root"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
The title of my review really justifies the review. Botanical Garden is popular for the banyan tree which is hundreds of years old and the main root can not be identified any more. It is a huge garden with so many species of plants and trees. More
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Prashant shekhar
  • Prashant shekhar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 7 Reviews

"Fantastic collection of rare plant species"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This botanical gardens is known mainly for the giant banyan tree. But there are a lot many more attractions there. The area of the garden is very vast and it exhibits a wide variety of rare plants spread over 109 hectares. More
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Biswadeb Mukhopadhyay
  • Biswadeb Mukhopadhyay
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews

"House to rare species of plants and trees"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 5 months ago
This garden is located in the city of Howra, which is the neighbour of Kolkata. This garden houses many rare species of plants and trees some of which are very old-ex 150-200 yrs old.Botanical gardens cover quite a big area. More
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Nittin Mittal
  • Nittin Mittal
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 136 photos
  • 136 Reviews

"Away from the crowd of the city."

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
It's nothing but a simple park full of trees away from the crowd, pollution and noise of the city. As soon as you enter the park you can feel the temperature different!! You can only see the trees. The park is so big that you will get lost in....... More
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About Botanical Garden

    • Entry: Paid
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 10.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 10.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 7.00 PM

Indian Botanical Gardens of Kolkata is the haven for nature lovers, where they are innumerable species of flora, amidst the natural habitat for the growth and development. Located in the suburban area of Shibpur, in the Howrah District, the Indian Botanical Gardens was established originally in 1786.

Botanical Gardens was conceptualized by Colonel Kyd, which houses nearly 12,000 plants and dried out plant specimen of about 2.5 million. These specimens have been collected from various parts of the world. This is the oldest Indian botanical garden and has a wing that works on the development of tea that grows in Darjeeling and Assam.

Tourists can also see a wide collection of trees and rare plant species from Brazil, Nepal, Java, Penang and Sumatra. A house of rare Orchids inside this garden covered by Cuban Palm avenues and very tall Mahogany trees can also be found. There are Tamarind and Mango trees providing shade to the grass lawns stretched throughout the garden.

The purpose of this garden was to foster the production of various species of native plants. The main attraction of this garden is a renowned Banyan Tree, which is assumed to be the oldest Banyan tree in the world. It covers an area of 404 sq. m, and has a huge circumference of 330m. In the year 1945, the main trunk of this tree was removed as it got infected, but all its supporting branches that are about 1573, lend support to the tree.

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