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Indian Botanical Gardens (Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden)

  • Between Andul Rd. and Kurz Ave., Shibpur Map It
  • Howrah
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 04/07/2016

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Across the Second Hooghly Bridge (Vivekananda Setu) in Howrah are these sprawling 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. On Sundays and holidays, locals turn out in droves to enjoy their day off. The winters are excellent for bird-watching.

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Between Andul Rd. and Kurz Ave., Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal, 711103, India

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Sight Details:

  • Rs. 100, Rs. 20 extra for cameras
  • Daily 1 hr after sunrise–1 hr before sunset

Published 04/07/2016


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