Jamai Sasthi

Botanical Garden


Eight kilometers from Calcutta, remains the magic of Indian botanical gardens, sprawled over an area of 273 acres situated on the west bank of the Hooghly River in the city of Howrah created by the British in 1700 to test the cultivation of tea plants in order to supplant the Chinese monopoly. The botanical garden is the largest and oldest in Southeast Asia and was established by Robert KYD, lieutenant colonel in 1787. It is therefore as much a part of the story, since it is a part of nature.

It is also a rich source for research and training, and houses a library with a rich collection of books related to botany. A call to this pleasure is limited to horticultural leave one in awe of the landscape believed to be started as a drawing by Sir George King in 1872. The undulated surfaces are inspiring, with artificial lakes, breathtaking, and unique ditches. 

The park is huge, 105 acres, with greenhouses, lakes and a large variety of plants, but the main attraction is that of a gigantic banyan tree, a Ficus benghalensis Linneus of the family Moracee native of India, which produces a fruit as a small non-edible fig. The banyan tree, over 200 years old, has the characteristic of having aerial roots that descend from the branches to the ground and generate new logs occupying more and more space. The original trunk, up 15.5 me with a circumference of 1.7 m, was eliminated in 1925, because now dry. The data on the tree, discovered in 1973, gave a height of 26.8 m and a number of aerial roots to 1125 and suffered damage during cyclones in 1864 and 1867.

A wealth of flora awaits you if you choose to take a casual stroll through the garden with a pair of feet or a lazy progress focused on the dissemination of plant around you in an attempt to learn all you can about plant-life, the richness of the flora in the botanical gardens is immense. It is, essentially, a treasure-trove for botany. The garden boasts over 1,400 species of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, and that number more than 12,000. Interesting inclusion in the collections of the gardens is the large number of medicinal plants in the garden of medicinal plant called Charak Udyan. 

Do not forget the track-down some of the most interesting plants including palm branched, tree fruit bread, the double coconut, the giant water lilies, Krishnabot, the tree and the tree Shivalinga crazy. The double coconut is known to produce more seeds more known in the plant kingdom. The crowning glory of the Indian Botanical Garden You've probably heard of big Banyan tree popular botanical garden in India. It is, after all, the crowning glory of this rich horticultural oasis in a world of green fading. The great Banyan tree that grows here is over 250 years and has the second largest canopy in the world. It is, without doubt, the main attraction and pulls in millions of visitors every year. 

However, once inside the grounds of the garden, expect to be inspired and de-stressed. There is no charge for admission charged for the entry. The buses plying on the route to the gardens are numbers 61, 61 and 62-A while buses are available from CTC Shyambazar, Raja Bazaar and Dharmatala. For those traveling by car there, the expenses are hourly parking demand. The nearest train station is Howrah, the closest airport is the international airport of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the nearest underground station is Esplanade. Botanical Gardens India leads to a great start normal impulse of city-life and enrich your visit to Kolkata. 

If you choose the boat in one of the artificial lakes, squatting over an area of green earthiness with the perfume wafting through the air or studied the details of a sheet through a magnifying glass, your time will be well-spent and worth every minute. Occasionally, it is necessary to lay it at the feet of nature and let it do the rest. 

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