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Botanical Garden And Aquarium


13.4/5(18 Ratings)

Botanical Garden And Aquarium Overview

Ranked 34 of 169 sightseeing in Pondicherry

The Botanical Garden and Aquarium was established by CS Perrotet in the year 1826. There is a wide collection of rare and exotic plants present in the garden, which especially attracts researchers and students. The aquarium is home to various types of fishes and other marine life that offer a tourist glimpse into the aquatic life. It is situated towards the south entrance of the main bus stand and covers approximately 22 acres of land.

In 1960, this garden became the hub of the Horticulture Department of Pondicherry. This garden has around six fountains, a dancing fountain, a Japanese rock, children’s train and an aquarium with ornamental fishes.

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Botanical Garden And Aquarium

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28th Sep 16

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Valli Murugesan

Valli Murugesan0.7/5

1 review

Inhumane treatment

Worst attitude by the ticketing people. I understand they don't allow food inside garden. But I didn't know at the time of ticketing. So I bought the ticket and stepped out to feed my child and then went back in an hr. The ticket person at entrance and security says I took 1 hr so it's not valid. When I said my child takes longer to eat. He was shocked and looked at me in distrust and said its still not valid. Inhumane treatment towards a toddler who wanted to see aquarium and Lilly pond. Worst attitude. This should be addressed duly by the officials. I am heartbroken for my child

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Ajith G a

Ajith G a2.9/5

143 reviews

Needs Improvement

This place was listed as one of the Must visit place in Pondicherry.So we decided to visit this place.But the place was not in good condition.The garden is spread across a huge space.They have a children's play area, where many things were broken.The famous Toy Train was in maintenance.The garden was not cleaned properly.With small improvements, this place can be much more attractive.
  • Needs Improvement
  • Needs Improvement

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

3023 reviews

The Best Botanical Garden

It is situated at Western end of old Tamil Town, and laid in 1826 just in the French Style Landscaping, with clipped trees and flower beds, walkway and fountains. French introduced many unusual and exotic trees and shrubs from all over the country and from the World, many of them still exists, along with 1500 spices plants. This is one of the best Botanical Garden In South India. A little aquarium displays the marine species from the Coromandal Coast.

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Fayyaz Mohamed

Fayyaz Mohamed2.1/5

47 reviews

Green not clean

Not well maintained, nothing much to expect here. The place is shabby and avoidable. A small canteen for some snacks. The greenery is poorly maintained and not appealing.

Vipin Nadar

Vipin Nadar2.9/5

4 reviews

Botanical Garden - Beautiful installation

This is the same place where the famed movie 'Life of Pi' was shot. This garden has some beautiful installation like the one BULL at the center of the garden. Then kids can enjoy the mini train ride, also the 2 fountains are good, this is a good place for kids, for adults this would be added as an also seen thing. Also there are some good huge trees that you can photograph yourself with.

Moksh Juneja

Moksh Juneja3.6/5

11 reviews

Lacks maintenance, good to visit

There is a lot to see, only wish that there were more clean environment around. Not just local love birds trying to find a corner here. This place as a concept is nice, it does need to be more cleaner and better maintained. It also has a toy train, which is also a good attraction.

Ganapathy Ram

Ganapathy Ram4.6/5

11 reviews

Beautiful to see

I regularly visit this place to see new variety of fishes and plant which are mind blowing to see, perfect maintenance are carried by this garden such a beautiful place to visit in a lifetime its a holiday package too love it.

Geemon george

Geemon george2.5/5

8 reviews

Good to laze around

Nothing great compared to the Lal Bagh of Bangalore. This place is good to laze around.

Kiran ravindaran

Kiran ravindaran1.1/5

3 reviews

Not worth a 2nd visit.

There is a good aquarium. Do not expect too much while going inside. Kids may like it just as they like any other garden or aquarium. Not worth a 2nd visit.

Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n3.9/5

522 reviews

Ideally for family and kids

Botanical Garden and Aquarium is a small garden in centre of Pondicherry. Garden includes tree, flowers and fountains. There are exotic plants. They do have musical fountains. Ideal place for family and kids.

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