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Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden

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Address: Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Howrah 711103, India (Formerly Calcutta Botanical Garden)
Phone Number: 67 32 31 35

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I went their in spring season..this is awosome place for nature loves..their have lots of species of flura funa..almost thousand type of species of flower ..and you are lucky you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Durgapur, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its spread across a vast area having more than one entrance. We started off from one of the entrances, as we went along it seemed like there was nothing but vegetation growing every where. No board. No instructions. No facilities. The only thing to see is the huge banyan tree. We happened to take the entrance where we had to... More 

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Durgapur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went their in spring season..this is awosome place for nature loves..their have lots of species of flura funa..almost thousand type of species of flower ..and you are lucky you can get sight of jackle...because of Beeing in bank of ganga river place quit silance for getting peace of mind...tree like ashoka mango and India sub continanet tree are there...in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of staff but seemingly little by way of care & attention being applied to this once beautiful gardens. It's a short taxi ride from central kolkata (less than 200 rupees) and near to Howrah station. Worth a visit just to see the great Banyan tree which unfortunately is now fenced off but this ranks definitely as a former glorious... More 

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Howrah, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is awesome to spend time and the place is full of plants and there is a special very big Banyan tree .

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Thank Aritrabasu71
Howrah, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

The place is very beautiful for chill out as well as for academic purpose. It can be a much better place to hang out than eco tourism park if the authority pays some attention to maintain it properly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is one of the favourite botanical gardens . Nice and peaceful circumstances. Recomaneed place for enjoying weekend.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Famous because of the oldest Banyan tree.... seeing the spread of the tree - about 20-25 mtrs across-is a wonderful sight. Otherwise lap around in the wilderness of nature or else take a paddle boat ride.

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Thank Dev1972
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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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