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Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden

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Address: Shibpur, Howrah 711 103, India (Formerly Calcutta Botanical Garden)
Phone Number: 67 32 31 35
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It is in Shibpur. Well this is not really a tourist place. There is a nice garden at the backyard which is really huge but not very well maintained.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is in Shibpur. Well this is not really a tourist place. There is a nice garden at the backyard which is really huge but not very well maintained.

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Shrewsbury
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The botanical garden is located in a promising setting besides the Hooghly River (although difficult to access from central Calcutta) and contains a fine collection of trees. However, I left my visit feeling slightly depressed and like I had learnt nothing. The lack of facilities, management and interpretation means that it does not deserve the title of a botanical garden.... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We visited botanical gardens on 1st jan 2016 for a picnic with family. The kids were amazed to see the grand banyan tree, which is more than 250 yrs old. The pecularity of this tree is that the branches of a tree are going inside the earth and making another tree and so on and on,the tree propagates like that... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I have grown up in Shibpur. But in the process of making a career I now live in Bangalore. In a short visit to my hometown on year end, I decided to visit Botanical Garden. When young, Botanical Garden was a very common thing for us. 15 minutes on the cycle and you are there!! I have spent innumerable hours... More 

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Thank Dyu25
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

It's really nice to have visit there... The world record holding The Great Banyan tree is worth to visit. Many other plants are worth to visit the two colored leave . Definitely a best place to visit for nature lovers.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

That's the most amazing thing to see here...the great banyan tree...one of the biggest in the world & some kind of record holder. Other than that...nothing else to see here. We had included this in our day itinerary. Parking was an issue...remember having paid a lot for it.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We used to read in our books, where is the great Banyan Tree, the biggest in the world, you can't even know which was the original trunk when you sit under it. It is amazing. This is the landmark of the Botanic Garden. Set a little away from the city but a must visit for the lovers of greenery and... More 

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Howrah, West Bengal, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Botanical Garden ? !!! Try to avoid . Botanical Garden ? !!! Is it a oasis among chaos ? !!! I don't think so... Start from entrance, you will feel the mismanagement . The B.S.I is gaining huge profit through the contractors ,who are collecting entry fees from tourists / visitors, but minimum facilities are not being provided. There is... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Its a nice place for a day's outing..rare and very old trees u can find here..banyan tree is famous and its really amazing..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had a lovely hour or so here. We were taken as part of a day tour and really enjoyed it. the banyan Tree is a sight to behold. Our guides Tours de Sundarbans were brilliant and know their birds, trees and plants inside out. They were great fun and entertaining. Its a lovely place to chill out when the... More 

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