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Start Your New Year with Trips to the Famous Botanical Gardens in India

India is one such country that is filled with various types of attractions. This is the reason why so many tourists from across the world visit the country all through the year. One of the most attractive things to see here is the number of botanical gardens in India. There are in fact, several botanical gardens that are a true treat to plant lovers. If you are planning a trip to the number of such botanical gardens, here is a list of them for you.

7 Best botanical gardens in India

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1. The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Kolkata

The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Kolkata

This is the first botanical garden in India which covers an area of 109 hectares of land. The garden houses several species of plants, which is more than 12,000. The most interesting part of this botanical garden is the Great Banyan, which is happened to be the largest tree in the entire world. This is a perfect place for nature lovers as you will be surrounded by greenery and tranquility. This is also considered India’s largest botanical garden.

  • Opening time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Entry fee: INR 10 for Indian nationals and INR 100 for foreign nationals
  • Things to do: Enjoy time witnessing the various species of plants and flowers
  • Best time to travel: December to February

2. Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore

Lalbagh Botanical Garden

Lalbagh Botanical Garden is one of the most famous botanical gardens in the country. If you are going to the city for the first time, the locals or residents of Bangalore will recommend you to visit this botanical garden. Located in the heart of the city, this botanical garden offers an impressive view. The total area covered by the garden is 240 acres and has planned pathways, beautiful and ornamental flowers, and you can even spot various species of birds here. Apart from these, you can also find a glasshouse here where the bi-annual flower shows between the months of January and August are held. As a matter of fact, the bi-annual flowers shows make this botanical garden so popular not only in Bangalore but also in the country.

  • Opening time: 9 am to 6 pm
  • Entry fee: INR 10 for people above 12 years of age. Those who want to see the flower show have to pay INR 40
  • Things to do: See various types and species of plants as well as flowers. Enjoy the flower show between January and August
  • Best time to travel: November to March

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3. TNAU Botanical Garden, Coimbatore

TNAU Botanical Garden, Coimbatore

You can find this beautiful botanical garden on the premises of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore. This is one of the most famous botanical gardens in India which boasts a diverse collection of flowers. This is also one of the largest botanical gardens in India covering 300 acres of land. From the wide varieties of flowers some of the most sought-after medicinal herbs, many things from the flora kingdom can be found here.

  • Opening time: 8 am to 11:30 am and 2 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Entry fee: INR 10
  • Things to do: Take a tour of Gass Forest Museum,
  • Best time to travel: November to February

4. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden, Srinagar

If you are traveling to Srinagar, you must pay a visit to this beautiful botanical garden. The botanical garden is spread across 70 acres and it houses more than 15 lakh ornamental plants and flowers. You can also find a lake here along a waterfall that enhances the beauty of the garden. This garden is also a much sought-after picnic spot.

  • Opening time: 7 am to 7 pm
  • Entry fee: INR 12
  • Things to do: Take a stroll around the garden; enjoy a boat ride in the lake
  • Best time to travel: April to June

5. Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden, Guwahati

Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden, Guwahati

This botanical garden is a treat to everyone who loves flora. You will come across more than 280 species of exotic plants and even around 45 species of indigenous plants here. If you ever feel like soothing your eyes in the city, you can head to this botanical garden.

  • Opening time: 8 am to 4.30 pm
  • Entry fee: INR 50
  • Things to do: See the varieties of plants and flowers
  • Best time to travel: November to February

6. Empress Garden, Pune

Empress Garden, Pune

Empress Garden is one of the major attractions in Pune for all the good reasons. You can take a quick tour to be amidst the natural beauty in this city by visiting this amazing garden. And if you are taking your kids along, you can take them to the kidsโ€™ area which has play equipment and even an attractive fountain.

  • Opening time: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm
  • Entry fee: INR 15
  • Things to do: You can see varieties of plants and kids can have a great time in the kidsโ€™ area
  • Best time to travel: November to March

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7. Botanical Garden, Noida

This botanical garden in Noida is filled with various types of plants. It is the perfect place to spend some time in the lap of Mother Nature. The garden also has a joggersโ€™ track where you can jog around to maintain good health.

  • Opening time: 10 am to 5 pm, while weekends are closed
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Things to do: Jogging, taking a stroll
  • Best time to travel: October to March

If you want to plan a trip to these botanical gardens in the country, you can get a self-drive car rental service. You can get a sanitized car rental from Revv and start your trip at your convenience.ย 

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