India Tours are essentially incomplete if a person does not give some time away to visiting the botanical gardens in India. India is soon emerging as one of those developing countries that have made much progress in the field of science and biology. The Botanical Gardens of India are places where plants, of all different species, are grown and put for public display for the purpose of research and education.
India has about 12 different botanical gardens. These can be located in the states of Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. In the state of West Bengal, two botanical gardens are located in Kolkata. Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal and a Gamma World City. Kolkata is also the commercial capital of the East India. Apart from this, two other botanical gardens are located in West Bengal. West Bengal is located in the eastern region of India. The Himalayas run across the West Bengal and hence, this state is a native to many different species of flora and fauna. India Botanical Gardens are also located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh is a haven to Temperate Mountainous forests, Terai-Duar Savanna, grasslands and deciduous forests. Another botanical Garden is located in the state of Karnataka. On the India tours, Karnataka will fall as a south West Indian state that was originally named the state of Mysore.
If you are a person who is interested in plants, India tours will have a plenty to offer. Here is a list of some of the most famous Botanical Gardens of India:
The Agri Horticultural Society of India, Kolkata and West Bengal: William Carrey founded the Agri Horticultural Society of India in 1820. Apart from all the other species of plants, the agri horticultural society of India is best known for its collection of the Himalayan medicinal herb, Cannas.
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose, Indian Botanical Garden, Shibpur, and Kolkata: More commonly known as the Kolkata Botanical Garden or the Indian Botanical Garden, this botanical garden is best known for the diversity of its botanical collection. This botanical garden has maintained a collection of over 12,000 different species of plants.
Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore: Founded by Hyder Ali, the ruler of Mysore, this botanical garden is also known as the Red Garden.
Lloyds Botanical Garden, Darjeeling, and West Bengal: The name of this garden comes after the man who provided the land for its foundation, William Lloyd. One can find many different species of Bamboo, oak, Magnolia, Cotoneaster, wild geranium and rhododendron in this garden.
Botanical Garden, Sarangpur and Chandigarh: The foundation of this botanical garden was laid on 30th May, 2002. Its most famous part is the Medicinal Garden. Within the medicinal garden, researchers can study about 75 different species of medicinal plants and 55 species of medicinal shrubs.
Other famous botanical gardens of India are IFGTB Botanical Garden (Alipore, Kolkata), TNAU Botanical Garden (Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu), Jhansi Botanical Garden (Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh), Saharanpur Botanical Garden (Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh), Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute (Kerala). The Indian Botanical Gardens have a lot to offer to people who are genuinely interested in studying plants. Do not forget to pay them a visit on your India tours.