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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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Best place for tree enthusiasts

I went there with my family and relatives in May 2015. Ideal place for those who are fascinated with plants and trees and those who want to pursue higher studies in Botany. It has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2016
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I visited this place after 15 years to find that the maintain attraction, Banyan Tree has been fenced. Unless you have lived all your life away from city level parks, this place offers next to nothing for tourist now since all you can do is stare at tree from distance.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

It is a must visit place to look at the huge banyan tree (probably the largest and the oldest) spreading its branches far and wide. Even otherwise, has a good collection of trees, flowers and the adjacent river adds to the beauty. The place needs further maintenance.

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Howrah, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Over Thousand types of trees are there. You should have to walk down to see the whole garden. Any time in the year is suitable. Its adjacent to the river ganjes (GANGA). Tickets is Rs. 5-10 in between for Indian citizens. And $50 around for foreigners. The main attraction is the big old banyan tree which about more than 250... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Best Place for Tree Lovers, You can find Numerous varieties of Plants & Tree. Of all the trees, the main Attraction is "The Great Banyan" over 250 years old. Do carry a camera for nice clicks. The only problem with this location/site is, it's a bit far from the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

It is located in Shibpur, next to BESU clloege stop.very good place to visit and spent some time with family. Spread in a vast area. many rare collections of trees can be found here,birds,butterflies also found here. It has the second largest Banyan Tree in the world. The Banyan Tree is said to be more than 250 years old. an... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I went there with my family and relatives in May 2015. Ideal place for those who are fascinated with plants and trees and those who want to pursue higher studies in Botany. It has a wide range of trees in there with proper description to each of them.

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Howrah, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Situated in the West bank of Ganges with various types of Tree is a must visit place when a person traveling Kolkata, As we are residing nearby, we used to visit frequently for getting fresh air. The Banyan of this garden is special as the same is living without the main route.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

It is huge garden with lots of rare species of trees,herbs,flowers etc.worth watching it in morning.Its a lovely place in the bank of the river Ganges in Howrah besides 2nd Hooghly bridge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

This beautiful garden, more famous by its simple name, Botanical Garden has a large collection of exotic plants. The Garden covers an area of 273 acres and is situated on the banks of the Hooghly River in Howrah. It has the second largest Banyan Tree in the world. The Banyan Tree is more than 250 years old. The Garden also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Situated in Shibur, this botanical garden is easy to reach in cab. Spread in a vast area, it takes lot of energy to walk around. The most interesting in this garden is The Great Banyan Tree (also recorded in Guinness World Record, because of the canopy it covers) Many trees and plants are grown but not well maintained at all.... More 

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