The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden (previously known as Indian Botanic Garden) is situated in Shibpur, Howrah near Kolkata
It is situated 9 km away from the city, on the west bank of the river Hooghly, covering an area of about 273 acres. Laid out in the year 1787, the Indian Botanical Garden is one of the oldest and largest botanical gardens of India. It contains about 12,000 living perennial plants and millions of dried out plants gathered from all over the world. The 250-year-old Banyan tree with more than 2,800 prop roots is the main attraction for tourists.
The gardens were founded in 1787 by Colonel Robert Kyd, an army officer of the British East India Company, primarily for the purpose of identifying new plants of commercial value, such as teak, and growing spices for trade.
Open hours: daily - 8 AM to 5 PM.
You can do boating at the garden.
Plastis are not allowed in the garden.
The nearest airport is in Kolkata.RAIL
Nearest railhead is Howrah. Take Bus, Auto or Taxi to reach the garden.ROAD
Buses and taxis are available from all the places Kolkata and Howrah district.