Top 5 Famous Botanical Gardens in India

Botanical gardens are those beautiful places in which you can see various plants from variety of species.These plants are mainly growing for the education and research purpose. Indian botanical gardens are rich with trees. In India most attractive botanical gardens are situating in different areas. You can visit those for study purpose or spend some time as  a part of your holiday.

Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah in Kolkata is considered as the largest botanical garden in India. There are million varieties of plants & flowers brought from various parts of the countries. Information about Some of the famous botanical gardens in India are given below. Know in detail about those beautiful gardens and watch them once in your life.

1. Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose/Indian botanical garden, Kolkata

AcharyaIndian botanical garden is located in Shivpur, Howrah in West Bengal. This botanical garden is famous for wide variety of species of plants. The great banyan tree is the landmark of this garden which is considered as the largest in the world. This garden was earlier termed as company Bagan or Calcutta Bagan.

Today it is termed as Indian Botanical garden. There are wide variety of species  of plants grown in this garden brought from other countries. All types of Orchids , palm trees- 109 selections of palm trees, Coconut, water lilies, Shivalinga tree, Bread fruit tree is found here. You can see jackal and  Indian fox inside it.

How To Reach

  • Bus and taxi services from Calcutta
  • Nearest Railway Station is Howrah Station
  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport of Kolkata

2. Garden of Agri horticultural society of India, Kolkata

Garden-of-Agri-horticultural-society-of-India-KolkataffAgri horticultural society is located in Alipore, Kolkata and is famous for growing huge collections of rare medicinal plants. It  organizes winter flower show. Cannas, a botanical variety is found in this Agri horticulure society. Agri  horticulture society was founded by William Carey and it has it’s own flower garden, greenhouses and research laboratory.

Garden of Agri horticultural society of India, Kolkata also conducts annual flower shows. You can found variety of medicinal plants, ornamental plants, rare trees, uncommon trees, bonsai, cactus, tissue culture products, florticulture and organic vegetarian items here.

How To Reach

  • Bus and taxi services from Calcutta
  • Nearest Railway Station is Howrah Station
  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport of Kolkata
  • Located in Alipore, adjacent to Zoological Garden

3. Lal Bagh, Bangalore

lal-baghLal bagh is termed as Red garden situated in Bangalore. Lal Bagh was started by Sultan Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. Tipu Sultan completed the work of this garden and brought some of the rare & exotic  plants to this garden.

Lal Bagh seems to be old Mughal architecture combined with old & modern artistic touch. It is a genetic center for maintaining plants. Various scientific, technical researches are organized here. Large numbers of visitors visit this garden to enjoy and get details about various plants. A beautiful glass house is one of the attraction of this garden.

How To Reach

  • Bangalore metropolitan transport corporation buses
  • Bangalore international airport
  • Bangalore City Junction: Nearest railway
  • Bus services from Kempegowda bus station/Shivaji Nagar
  • All buses Towards Jayanagar/Banashankari

4. Government botanical garden, Ooty

Government-botanical-garden-OotyvGovernment botanical garden located in Udamangalam in Tamil Nadu which is famous for huge collection of roses. This garden is considered as the largest garden for roses in India. About three hundred varieties of roses are grown in this garden.  Colorful Nilgiri birds are seen in this garden. There are many lawns consisting thousands of species of exotic plants, shrubs, trees and bonsai plants.

The total area covered is about 22 hectares. Visit the garden in the frosty months  from November to February. You can see cork tree, paper bark tree, monkey puzzle tree in this garden. The garden is divided in to 6 parts and each section have variety of things to view. There is a fossil tree trunk which is 20 million years old. The famous flower show occurs once in an year and usually in may month.

How To Reach

  • Coimbatore airport is the nearest airport
  • Coimbatore “new bus station” services to ooty
  • Mettupalayam railway station is 47 km away from Ooty
  • Ooty railway station 90km away from Coimbatore

5. Brindavan garden, Karnataka

Brindavan-gardenBrindavan garden in Mysore is one of  the most beautiful garden in India. The attractive feature is that it is illuminated with lights, fountains , musical fountains. It offers a perfect blended image of sound, colors and light. Brindavan gardens is one of the terrace gardens in the world located behind the Krishna Sagar dam. The dam is an excellent example of engineering and architecture. 

The gardens of Brindavan consists of various varieties of lawns, flower beds and ornamental plants. The total area measures about 150 acres. In many Indians films you can see the site as location. This is one of the most visited places in Mysore by the tourist. The best time to see the garden is during sunset. Light and sound colorful decorations are available in the garden in scheduled time, Week Days 06.30 pm – 07.30 pm and in Saturdays & Sunday 06.30 pm – 08.30 pm.

How To Reach

  • 20km away from Mysore city, Northwest
  • KSRTC and Private bus services are available
  • Nearest international airport is Bangalore airport (70km from Mysore)
  • Nearest Railway: Mandya station

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