Pondicherry has for long been one of the hottest tourist spots and is well known for its various tourist attractions, which attracts travelers all the year round to this destination. If you are coming to Pondicherry then your tour can not be complete till you visit the Botanical Gardens in Pondicherry. Apart from Auroville, Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, various museums and Pondicherry beaches Botanical Gardens in Pondicherry is one of the most attractive places for Sightseeing in Pondicherry. The Botanical Gardens in Pondicherry was opened to the public in 1826 and is located at the southern entrance of city bus stand. From the Pondicherry Overview , you'll come to know that being located at the heart of the city, the Botanical Gardens in Pondicherry provide a cool retreat from the oppressing heat and humidity of Pondicherry. Cocooned over an area of 22 acres of land, this is the place where you can just relax and listen to the songs of birds and explore the rich variety of colorful and refreshing flora. This magnificent garden is 178 years old and here you will find each and every tree or plant labeled with scientific, common and Tamil names for the convenience of the tourists. While you surf the variety of things in the Botanical Gardens in Pondicherry, you'll come across a lot of information about the trees like the uses of the trees, amount of oxygen they give out and their medicinal value. Here you will get the chance of seeing a mix of endangered and exotic species of plants There are 28 plots dividing the Botanical Garden and each have a separate theme. This garden came to existence after an experiment in 1826 by the French colonists to analyze the crops that could be cultivated in that region. Later trees were planted here and slowly it grew into a full fledged Botanical Garden. In 1960, after the Transfer of Power from the French, the garden became the hub of horticultural development in Pondicherry.
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