Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden

Howrah, WB - 711103

Type: Parks
033 2668 1466
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The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, commonly known as the Botanical Garden, is a historic botanical garden located in Shibpur, Howrah, near Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Established in 1787, it is one of the oldest and largest botanical gardens in South Asia, spanning over 270 acres along the western bank of the Hooghly River.

Named after the renowned scientist and botanist Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose, the Botanical Garden is renowned for its diverse collection of plant species from around the world, as well as its significant contributions to botanical research, conservation, and education.

The Botanical Garden is home to over 12,000 species of plants, including rare and exotic specimens, medicinal plants, orchids, palms, ferns, and aquatic plants. The garden's extensive collection is organized into various sections, each representing different plant families, geographical regions, or thematic displays.

One of the main attractions at the Botanical Garden is the Great Banyan Tree, a colossal banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) that is over 250 years old and is considered to be one of the largest trees in the world in terms of canopy coverage. The tree's massive aerial roots have spread over a vast area, creating a dense canopy that covers more than 1.5 hectares.

In addition to its botanical collection, the Botanical Garden also features several notable landmarks and attractions, including a herbarium, a palm house, a lily pond, and a picturesque lake with boating facilities. The garden's lush greenery, tranquil pathways, and scenic vistas make it a popular destination for nature lovers, photographers, and tourists seeking a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden plays a vital role in plant conservation, research, and education, serving as a living repository of botanical diversity and a center for scientific inquiry and botanical studies. It remains a cherished landmark in Kolkata and a testament to the rich botanical heritage of India.

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