Gardens in Kolkata

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Gardens in Kolkata

Amidst the frenzy,chaos and smog of Kolkata, there are a few gardens where one can enjoy a stroll and breathe in the crisp fresh air of the trees and plants. Perfect for everybody from toddlers to senior citizens, these gardens are a must visit if your are in Kolkata.

Here is the list of 8 Gardens in Kolkata

1. Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah

Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden also called known as the Royal Botanical Garden of Kolkata is located in Shibpur Howrah. It is teeming with plant life and is home to over 1400 plant species. The garden is spread over an area of 269 acres of land and is believed to have helped establish the trade of Tea in Assam and the Himalayan regions.

2. Botanical Gardens in Kolkata

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The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, better known as the Botanical Garden, is a sprawling garden spanning a total area of 273 acres that is located in Shibpur, Howrah, near Kolkata. The gardens were established in the year 1787 and was commonly known as the Company Garden. It is presently under the Botanical Survey of India (BSI), Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. Today, the vibrant garden is considered to be one of the most stunning landscaped gardens in the entire country with undulating land topography and astonishing artificial lakes.

3. Eco Tourism Park, Kolkata

Eco Tourism Park is an expansive urban park designed to promote eco-tourism in the city. It is the biggest urban park in India and occupies over 475 acres of land. The beauty of the location increases ten folds because of a water body that surrounds the park and forms an island in the middle. It is often visited by picnickers or those who want a quick escape from their mundane lives. The beautiful and well-maintained landscape is a perfect retreat for nature lovers. All the facilities provided inside the park are designed to decrease the adverse effects on nature through zero pollution and preservation of the natural landscape.

4. Central Park, Kolkata

Also known as Banabitan, Central Park is the second largest urban park after Maidan, situated in Bidhannagar, Kolkata. Built around an expansive lake, the park also has a rose garden which has umpteen varieties of domestic and imported roses. Another attraction in the Central Park is its beautiful butterfly garden which is home to several species of colorful butterflies.

5. Millenium Park, Kolkata

Spread over an area of 2.5 kms on the banks of River Hooghly in Kolkata, Millenium Park is a privately owned park situated on the Strand Road. The park has beautiful landscaped gardens,numerous slides and swings for kids.

6. Mohor Kunja, Kolkata

Also known as Citizen's Park, Mohor Kunja is an urban park in Kolkata situated in the premises of Maidan. The highlight of the park are the several musical fountain concerts held in it. It also has well-paved walkways for evening and morning walks and an amphitheater to hold cultural events.

7. Eden Gardens Park

The Eden Gardens Park was built by the British around Fort William by clearing forest in the area. Situated by the famous cricket stadium that goes with the very same name, it forms part of the Maidan around Fort William. The garden is designed to depict the Indian interpretation of the Victorian Mixed Style.

8. Curzon Park

Located near Maidan, the park is named after Lord Curzon. Known to have one of the busiest neighbourhoods, there was talk that Curzon park will be transformed into the commuting hub of Kolkata with Metro and underground subways connecting all the famous locations around the park. The park is beautifully decorated and has a rustic look to it.

What are your favourite gardens in Kolkata? Tell us in the comments.

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