Fodor's Expert Review Indian Botanical Gardens

South Kolkata Garden/Arboretum

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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Rate Includes: Rs. 100, Rs. 20 extra for cameras

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