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Botanical Garden

The Botanical Gardens situated in the center of the city provides a cool retreat from the oppressing heat and humidity of Tourist Places in Pondicherry. Tourist Places in Pondicherry sprawls over a 22 acres area and here you can just relax and listen to the twittering of birds and explore the rich variety of flora here.

The Botanical Gardens is 178 years old and here you will find each and every tree or plant labeled with scientific, common, Tamil names and also uses of the trees, Amount of oxygen given, Medicinal.Value of those where provided.This has been possible due to the efforts of Department of Tourism.

Here you will get a mix of endangered and exotic species of plants there are 28 plots diving the Botanical Garden and each have a separate theme. Botanical Gardens Pondicherry was started in 1826 by the French colonists on an experimental basis to analyze the crops that could be cultivated in the region.

Later trees were planted here and Parroted was mainly instrumental in transforming the place into a botanical garden in 1831. His memorial can be seen insie the premises.In 1960, after the Transfer of Power from the French, the garden became the hub of horticultural development in Pondicherry.

The garden is spread across 22 acres, and offers a cool retreat in harsh afternoons when you can enjoy a quiet stroll under the canopy of shady palms, listen to the twittering of birds and look out for rare species of flora. While exploring the garden, you will notice that every tree or plant is labeled with scientific, common and Tamil names, some of them also state the use, the amount of oxygen they emit and their medicinal value.

The Botanical Garden is indeed an interesting mix of endangered and exotic species of plants. Take at least an hour in hand for a walk in its sprawling expanse, what with 28 plots dividing the garden and each with a separate theme. The towering shade-giving trees, the lovely flowers and the impressive layout of the garden with well-manicured plants lining the paved walkways, make the park a visual extravaganza. Not surprisingly, tourists and students on study tour flock the Botanical Garden through out the year.

The Botanical Garden in Pondicherry has:
• Children's train
• Six fountains
• A dancing fountain
• Japanese rock
• Aquarium with ornamental fish
• Jawahar balbhavan

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