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    AJC Bose Indian Botanical Garden


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    AJC Bose Indian Botanical Garden

    The lively garden, with its undulating land topography and astounding manmade lakes, is regarded as one of the most beautiful manicured gardens in the entire nation. For those who enjoy the outdoors, visiting this location and relaxing in the gardens' natural surroundings is an absolute treat.



    Why to visit this place

    The Botanical Garden, also known as the Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, is a large garden with a total size of 273 acres that is situated in Shibpur, Howrah, close to Kolkata. The grounds were created in 1787 and at the time were referred to as the Company Garden. It is currently managed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests' Botanical Survey of India (BSI).

    Attractions inside the AJC Bose Indian Botanical Garden:

    • At the Botanical Gardens, along with a variety of different herbaceous plants, you may find a total of 12,000 trees and shrubs that are a part of 1,400 exotic species.
    • In addition, there are tamarind trees, mango trees, banyan trees, Cuban palms, mahogany trees, multicolored bamboo trees, Sicilian coconut trees, the mad tree, orchids, Brazilian branching palm trees, different cacti, Bougainvillea, and more in the garden.
    • The Giant Water Lilies, Double Coconut, Krishnabot, Giant Water lilies, and Shivalinga tree are a few of the most unusual flora that can be seen here.
    • There is a serpentine lake in the Botanical Gardens where visitors can go boating.
    • The Botanical Garden's library also features a large and excellent collection of books.

    About the Great Banyan Tree:

    • The 250-year-old enormous and gargantuan banyan tree, often known as the Great Banyan Tree, is probably the most well-known landmark in the Botanical Gardens

    • The tree is known for having the widest spread in all of India, and its current crown measures 450 meters in circumference.

    • This amazing member of the plant kingdom is also listed in the Guinness Book of World Records and has 2880 aerial roots that extend to the earth.

    Entrance Timings at AJC Bose Indian Botanical Garden:

    The Botanical is open every day of the week from 10 am to 5 pm, except on Mondays.

    Entrance Fees at AJC Bose Indian Botanical Garden:

    • Indian Nationals: INR 10
    • Foreigners: INR 100
    • Camera: INR 20
    • The annual membership fee for all cardholding daily walkers is INR 200.

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    What are the places to visit near AJC Bose Indian Botanical Garden?

    Mullick Ghat Flower Market, Howrah Bridge, BBD Bagh, Princep Ghat, Fort William and Rail Museum are located near AJC Bose Indian Botanical Garden?

    When is the best time to visit AJC Bose Indian Botanical Garden.

    The botanical gardens are best visited in the winter when it is possible to witness a variety of migratory birds, as well as the interesting local fauna and flora.

    How to reach AJC Bose Indian Botanical Garden?

    The botanical gardens are best visited in the winter when it is possible to witness a variety of migratory birds, as well as the interesting local fauna and flora. The AJC Bose Botanical Garden is a stop for city buses. You must board the buses that have "B Garden" written on them. Visitors are dropped off at the garden's entrance. Shalimar Railway Station is the closest railroad station. However, this station's lack of connectivity to nearby suburban local train stations is a drawback. Shalimar is only connected to one suburban station, Santragachi, which is quite a distance away. The Botanical Gardens are not near any metro stations.

    Is food permitted in AJC Indian Botanical Garden?

    Keep in mind that smoking and the use of plastic are prohibited areas in the Botanical Garden.  A guide is necessary if you want to learn about the unique characteristics of the plants because the garden is too large to be explored on foot. At the garden's entrance gate, you can hire a six-seater automobile to transport you around the whole thing. The driver makes several stops and provides information about the various plants.




    Special Tip:

    Keep in mind that smoking and the use of plastic are prohibited areas in the Botanical Garden.  A guide is necessary if you want to learn about the unique characteristics of the plants because the garden is too large to be explored on foot. At the garden's entrance gate, you can hire a six-seater automobile to transport you around the whole thing. The driver makes several stops and provides information about the various plants.




    Location

    Open Time : 5:30pm –7:30 am; 9:00 am–4:00 pm

    Entry : paid

    Address : Botanical Garden, Botanical Garden Road, B Shalimar Area, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Botanical Garden Area, Howrah, West Bengal, India

    Website : https://bsi.gov.in/bsi-units/en?rcu=140

    By Abhilasha Prasad

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