Open Time : 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry : free
Address : Cactus Garden, Urban Estate Phase II, Patiala, Punjab, India
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Why to visit Cactus Garden
The Cactus Garden, which was established in 1987 and covers an area of 7 acres, is located in Sector 5 of Chandigarh's satellite city. The National Cactus and Succulent Botanical Garden and Research Centre, as it is officially named, was founded with the goal of preserving and conserving this endangered species. Some of the endangered species are displayed here in the Caralluma genus, which is native to India.
It's Asia's largest outdoor manicured cactus and succulents garden, designed by Dr. J.S. Sarkaria. With more than 3,500 species, the garden is dedicated to rare and endangered species. The Cactus Garden boasts the world's largest collection of Indian succulents. There are 272 Mammillaria species in the garden, with 160 of them being naturalised outside. Echinocactus grusonii and a collection of Bursera are two of the garden's highlights (Mexican Origin). Cactus Carnegia gigantea, pachypodium collection, fouquiria spendens from Arizona, and adenia venenata, a passifloraceae family member brought from Yemen, are among the plants in the garden.
Panchkula can be reached by air, with Chandigarh airport being the closest. You can also go to Panchkula by railway, as there are a number of trains that run directly to the district, but the easiest method to get to the city is by road. The few cities that are easily accessible by road are Kalka (19 km), Ambala (46 km), and Chandigarh (11 km).
Photography inside the Garden is free but the Entry charges for Adults is INR 10/- while for childrens it's INR 5/-
By Shobhna J.
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