Situated just 8 kilometres away from the city of Calcutta in India on the west bank of the Ganga are the stunningly beautiful Botanic gardens covering an area of about 273 acres. Laid out in the year 1787 the Calcutta botanical garden is one of the oldest and largest botanical gardens in India. It contains about 12,000 living perennial plants and millions of dried out plants gathered from all over the world.

The main attraction of the botanical gardens is the giant size Banyan tree that is said to have the second largest canopy in the world. Other attractions here include a plethora of beautiful orchids and other colourful flowers, a library where you can find a valuable collection of books on botany, artificial lakes and moats, trees of the rarest variety and much more.

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