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Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden

Shibpur, Kolkata (Calcutta) 711 103, India (Formerly Calcutta Botanical Garden)
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Type: Gardens
Traveler Description: The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden is home to the famous Banyan tree. The Great Banyan tree was nearly 1,000 ft in circumference... more »
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We took a taxi reach there within half an hour as the distance is very less from Kolkata. This is a nice place for people want to enjoy greenery within the city. Once you reach there you cannot feel you are near Kolkata. There is no traffic sound,pollution and even that much rush. There are lot of spots in the... More

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Picnic time with folks :)). The Great Banyan tree is still the unbeatable Heritage. Once in a group of your own, outside indecency can be ignored. Otherwise, not a decent place to hangout.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Location: Easy to get there from Shibpur Mandirtala Bus Depot, Well connected to Kolkata via Second Hoogly bridge. On the way is the Prestigious Shibpur BE College. :-) About The Botanic Garden: * Its definitely a place you would like to visit during your stay at Kolkata. * You will have to take permission to carry camera and a minimal... More

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The garden badly needs to have basic infrastructure in place - route maps are not updated, trees are not labelled, sign boards damaged. don't visit on Saturday since cactus house and herbarium are closed! the official website does not mention this info. spend some time in the great Banyan tree - 4000 prop roots. there is not cafeteria inside so... More

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is a large green space but laid out more like a preserve than an organized botanical garden. It was a nice place to visit to get away from the city buildings, but really well documented aside from the panels for the great banyan tree.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

As others have pointed out it does not compare to European botanical gardens, and in a way I am glad of that, we spent an hour or two here, it wasn't perfect, there were weeds...but hey they were different weeds than the ones we get at home so they were interesting, it was lovely to visit a space that was... More

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Guwahati, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A large area of sprawling greenery in the middle of congested urban Kolkata. It's a beautifully maintained colonial garden with numerous summer huts and paved tracks for jogging. There are also various exotic plants to admire. A must visit for nature lovers.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Spent some time here when we came to see the largest banyan tree. It is impressive! Wow. Also saw a wild jackal, which was a real treat as the on,y one we'd seen in India was at the Zoological Park in Darjeeling. The staff are nice. Unfortunately there aren't enough of them working to keep the weeds down and keep... More

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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

One had visited the garden decades ago when it used to be maintained well and a popular attraction. But this time, in Jan 2014, it was a great disappointment. Though the new centenary gate from Andul road was close to the city and access from the new Hoogly Bridge easy, the great garden was shorn of its beauty; the neglect... More

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Kharagpur, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Not maintained at all. Weeds and grasses growing everywhere. No sign boards mentioning names of different trees. You don't get any knowledge of ant tree, you don't even know which tree you are watching. It is just used by couples.

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