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Address: Shibpur, Kolkata (Calcutta) 711 103, India (Formerly Calcutta Botanical Garden)
Phone Number: 67 32 31 35
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the great banyan tree

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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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 5, 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 May 22, 2015

This is the best place to explore nature. The great banyan tree is very different and amazing, other than that there are many lakes, special trees, beautiful flowers, and bamboos. Winter is the best season to visit this place.

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Nomansland, United Kingdom
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The gardens were pleasant and the grounds were clean. The banyan tree was worth going to see. It looks like a forest as you approach the area, and then you are amazed it is just one tree.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Some might criticize the botanical gardens for not being very "well-maintained", but for me, the hint if wildness is part of this place's charm: the gardens are huge, including a promenade along the banks of the Ganges (other botanical gardens I have visited, in Bangalore or Bombay or New York, do not have the advantage of a water-view), and very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Entrance fee is 100Rs. for foreigners + 20Rs. camera fee (including a mobile phone camera). The Botanical Gardens are open from 8:00-16:00 every day, and it costs between 100-200Rs. taxi fare from Kolkata one way. We went to see the Great Banyan Tree, largest in the world, and we did enjoy that part. We also enjoyed the beautifully shaded walks... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had visited Botanical Garden very recently. First of all there is Entry Fee of Rs 10 per person and Still Camera Rs 20. Shockingly there is Fee for Mobile Camera of Rs 20 even if the Mobile Camera is not working. However, we paid & entered to find out that it looked more like a Forest than a Botanical... More 

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