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The Indian Botanical Garden

Howrah

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The Indian Botanical Garden Overview

Ranked 15 of 13 sightseeing in Howrah

Formerly known as the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Indian Botanical Garden is known for its 250-year-old Banyan Tree, which has the largest canopy in the world. From a distance, the tree appears more like a forest rather than a lone tree. The tree covers an area of around 257 feet in diameter. It features nearly 350 aerial roots, most of which have touched the ground.

Beside the Great Banyan Tree, the Botanical Garden, spanning an area of 285 acres also features some other attractions. The garden is home to some rare species of flora that are not found in any other region of Asia. There is also a double coconut plant producing the biggest seeds known in the plant family. The garden also has an artificial lake that nurtures several species of fish.

The Botanical Garden originally has specimens of 2.5 million dried plants and 12,000 living plants that have been accumulated from various parts of the world. The garden is home to some rare species of trees from Sumatra, Java, Penang, Brazil, Sicily and Nepal.

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      Apurba roy

      Apurba roy4.0/5

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      Be garden, Howrah, west Bengal

      Great place. See great banian tree and lot many things. Have fun. You can also visit inside Bengal Engineering college. Foods are cheap. Outside garden, enjot toto ride for any short distance travel. 2nd hoogli bridge is also place of attraction
      • Be garden, Howrah, west Bengal
      • Be garden, Howrah, west Bengal
      • Be garden, Howrah, west Bengal
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