Botanical Garden Tour Kolkata,Nearby Attractions,Hoogly,Popular Tourist Places,Calcutta City Excursions
Info. India Travel GuideIndian Travel Agent & Tour Operators, Indian Travel Guide, India travel information, Travel India, Tourism in India, Indian Travel & Tourism
Travel Agents in Kolkata, Tour operators in Kolkata(Calcutta), Kolkata Travel Guide,  Hotels in Kolkata
Destination India
{short description of image}A-Z Hotels
{short description of image}Chain Hotels
{short description of image}Fairs & Festival
{short description of image}Heritage Hotels
{short description of image}Museums
{short description of image}Palace On Wheels
{short description of image}Tour Packages

india ayurveda tours, india yoga tours, ayurveda yoga tours,  spiritual tours, 
Places of Interest
{short description of image}Andhra Pradesh
{short description of image}Delhi
{short description of image}Goa
{short description of image}Himachal
{short description of image}Karnataka
{short description of image}Kerala
{short description of image}Madhya Pradesh
{short description of image}Maharashtra
{short description of image}Rajasthan
{short description of image}Tamilnadu
{short description of image}Uttar Pradesh
About Us
{short description of image}Tour Packages
{short description of image}Hotel Bookings
{short description of image}Transport Services
{short description of image}Airline Ticketing
{short description of image}Rail Ticketing
{short description of image}Tourist Info
{short description of image}Travel Assistance
 

 

Botanical Garden Kolkata

      Indian Botanical Gardens, originally found in 1786 along the west bank of Hoogly, containing about 12,000 living plants and over two and half million dried out plant specimens in the herbarium collected from all over the world, is the largest of its kind in India. Originally founded by Colonel Kyd, this was the place where the world-renowned varieties of Assam and Darjeeling tea were first developed. The 200-year-old banyan tree is the main attraction of this garden. Col. Alexander Kyd of the East India Company developed it for the collection of plants, indigenous to the country and for the introduction and acclimatization of plants from foreign parts. Trees of the rare kinds, from Nepal, Brazil, Penang, Java and Sumatra can be found here. There are towering mahogany trees, an avenue of Cuban Palms and an Orchid House. Stately casuarinas abound with creepers clinging to their tall trunks. There are towering Mahogany trees, an avenue of Cuban Palms and an Orchid House. Mango and Tamarind trees shade the grassy lawns. They stretch for over a km along the riverfront and occupy 109 hectares. The gardens were originally founded in 1786. It was from these gardens that the tea now grown in Assam and Darjeeling was first developed. The gardens? prime attraction is the old banyan tree, claimed to have the second largest canopy in the world. It covers an area of ground nearly 400m in circumference and continues to flourish despite having its central trunk removed in 1925 because of fungus damage. The palm house in the center of the gardens is also well worth a visit. Other notable botanical specimens are the double coconut tree from Sicily, the branching palm tree from Brazil, the multicoloured bamboo trees, the mad tree, various cacti and orchids. There is a huge lake, with a large variety of aquatic plants, including the rare Victoria Amazonica. The Gardens are also a popular picnic spot.

 
Location
Along the west bank of Hoogly.
 
How To Get There
The gardens are over the Howrah Bridge, about 19 kms. from Chowringhee on a bus heading for Sibpur. However, it?s much more pleasant to go by ferry, and there are frequent departures from Chandpol and Babu Ghats. The gardens are open from sunrise to sunset, and although they tend to be very crowded on Sunday, on other days they are peaceful and make a pleasant escape from the hassles and crowds of Calcutta. Today the garden is home to countless numbers and types of fruits and flowers, besides other botanical specimens, including medicinal plants. It also houses a library containing an invaluable collection of rare books on botany and allied subjects.
 
Attractions
The 200-year-old banyan tree is the main attraction of this garden.

Popular Hotel Kolkata Popular  Calcutta Attractions Popular Cities Popular Tour Packages from Kolkata
The Oberoi Grand
Taj Bengal
The Park Grand
Hotel ITC Sonar Bangla Sheraton Sheraton
Hotel Airport Ashok
Hotel Hindustan International Kolkata
Hotel Peerless Kolkata
Best Western Kenilworth
Lytton Hotel
Fairlawn Hotel
The Samilton< Marion Hotel href="http://www.hotels-in-india.com/hotel-the-prachi-bhubaneshwar.html">
Executive Point
Hotel Manish
Hotel Sandy Bay
Great Eastern Hotel
Indian Museum
Victoria Memorial Hall
Jain Temple
Belur Math
Mother Teresa's Home
Kali Temple
Botanical Garden
Marble palace
Science City
Sahid Minar
Birla Planetarium
Rabindra Setu (Howrah Bridge)
Vidyasagar Setu (Second Hooghly Bridge)
Fort William
Nakhoda Mosque
Nicco Park
Metro Rail
Mumbai
Chennai
Bangalore
Bodhgaya
Bhubaneshwar
Darjeeling
Delhi
Cochin
Gangtok
Hyderabad
Jaipur
Agra
Jaisalmer
Udaipur
Varanasi
Explore Kathmandu with Kolkata, Delhi & Agra
Kolkata & Kathmandu
Hill of North Bengal & Sikkim
Explore West Bengal & Sikkim
Kolkata Shillong Kaziranga
Experience Darjeeling & Sikkim
Darjeeling Kolkata & Mirik
Golden Triangle Tour ( Eastern India)
Ethnic Tribal Tour of Orissa
Ethnic Village Tour of Orissa
Tribal Tours of Orissa
Orissa Textile Tours
Tribal Villages Tours of Orissa
Wildlife Safari of Orissa
Cultural Tour of Orissa
Buddha Tour
Orissa Wildlife Tour
Contact your trusted Tour Operator in India for Tour Packages, Costing of Tours to India, and Air and Hotel Bookings
 
Title:

Name:*
Email:*
Country:*
Phone:
Country
Area
  
Phone
  
Tentative Date
to start your trip:
(dd/mm/yy)
Days in Hand:
No. of People Travelling:   Adult(s)       Children
For Booking/Travel Related Query :*
* Essential Information   

Indiapalaceonwheels.com :: Indiantigers.com :: Carrentalinrajasthan.com :: Touroperatorindia.com :: Indianwildlifeinfo.com
Indiatravelclub.com :: Hotels-in-india.com :: Carrentalinindia.com :: Rajasthan-hotels.com :: Indian-heritagehotels.com
Hotels-in-rajasthan.com :: Rajasthanheritagehotels.com :: Hotels-in-Delhi-Agra-Jaipur.com
Rajasthantourpackages.com
:: Indianwildlife.org :: Travel-agents-in-india.com


Home | Destination India | Places of Interest | Tour Packages | Accommodation in India | Chain Hotels | Heritage Hotels

About Us | E-mail | Feedback | Reservation

 
Copyright 2005, Info India Travel. All Rights Reserved
                                                                                                                        
Conceptualized & Developed by Car Rental in India.Com