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Indian Botanical Gardens

Indian Botanical Gardens Review

Across the Second Hooghly Bridge (Vivekananda Setu) in Howrah are these massive botanical gardens, first opened in 1786. Darjeeling and Assam teas were developed here. The gardens' banyan tree has one of the largest canopies in the world, covering a mind-boggling 1,300 square feet. The gardens are so huge that you can even find a place to relax on Sunday, when locals turn out in droves to enjoy their day off.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Between Andul Rd. and Kurz Ave., Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal
  • Phone: 33/2668–0554
  • Cost: Rs. 50
  • Hours: Daily 1 hr after sunrise–1 hr before sunset
  • Location: South Kolkata

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