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Pondicherry Botanical Gardens

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Address: Nr. New Bus Stand | Old Tamil town, Pondicherry, India
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+91 99233 65432
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Educational private garden in the center of Pondicherry.in a short place,...

Educational private garden in the center of Pondicherry.in a short place, you can discover many flowers of Tamil Nadu, with information on the botanical names of many sort that you will have the opportunity to meet in your journey in India.Jacques created this very restful place of exchanges and sharings of knowledge with besides the exhibitions of painting, photography and sculptures.

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It is situated near the station.The botanical is not a very big area.It has different sections like fossils,shrubs,aquarium ,nature interpretation centre.The toy train is not... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
sourav g
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is situated near the station.The botanical is not a very big area.It has different sections like fossils,shrubs,aquarium ,nature interpretation centre.The toy train is not running now.The musical fountain is played in the evening.One can walk and relax.

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Bengaluru, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The maintainence of the garden turned out to be pretty bad.There was nothing much to see except the seashells,fossilized trees and an aquarium which again in a pretty pathetic condition. There are tickets that need to be taken at the entrance of the garden and the aquarium respectively. This location can be kept at the end of the list while... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located just 500 meters away from the railway atation & Bus Station & Sacred Heart Basilica, it is just good for relaxing for a while. The Toy train is not functional currently. Just good for joggers & morning walks. Shrubs Gallery, Cactus Garden, Green House, Ornamental Plants area etc are found inside the Park. Musical fountains are played in evening.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where they filmed life of Pi but you wouldn't know it. A pleasant stroll and it was nice to sit for a while in the Amphitheatre but there was quite a lot of rubbish. Ooty and Lalbagh in Bangalore are far superior.

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to be in pondy. Toy train was in repair, so the children missed it. It has good number of swings for kids. You can easily spend time with kids. Resturant inside the park serves only few snacks and colddrinks and ice creams.

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Lecce, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unkempt, unloved, plasic bag strewn, major disappointment. I really hope they get their act together again one day as I suspect this was once a lovely garden. Hope it will return to the heights of its former glory as some point but for now I suggest you give it a miss.

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Dehradun, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much hyped, train was not working, more of interest to people who are avid botanists. Though was clean and well maintained

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We went there with big expectations, but it has only slides, merry go round etc. Toy train was not working, musical fountain was not that much impressive.

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We had visited the Botanical garden during our sightseeing in Pondicherry. We walked along the pathway under the shade of trees crossing kids play area where children were having a great time on the rides. We saw Nature center which was average and lotus pond which was poorly maintained. We liked the 20 million years old fossil of tree and... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We walked here thinking of finding perhaps a little french garden - its not. There is a toy train that runs around the grounds so we did this - to be silly as we were 10 people. Upon getting off we all exclaimed we were glad we did not walk around the park.

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