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Pondicherry Botanical Gardens

Nr. New Bus Stand | Old Tamil town, Pondicherry, India
+91 99233 65432
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Private Cultural Day Tour of Pondicherry and Auroville
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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.
  • Excellent7%
  • Very good16%
  • Average32%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible24%
2 weeks ago
“Small and not maintained”
4 weeks ago
“Nice quiet walk, but dilapidated park”
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Nr. New Bus Stand | Old Tamil town, Pondicherry, India
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+91 99233 65432
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When we were in Pondicherry, we could visit this place on a hot sunny day. There are lot of shady trees and cement benches provided for the visitors to take rest. It is maintained well and we can spend good time with family. This was...More

Thank Jones S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden is quite small, compared to other botanical gardens in India. The place was not well maintained and it was dirty. There is an aquarium at one end, which is a bit difficult to find.

Thank Prakash_Chakraborty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a small botanical garden, not maintained. few benches and occupied by local love birds. only attrachion a mini train ride which you may enjoy if having kids in your group.

Thank Praveen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For 50 rupees (and 10 other rupees if you want to look at the aquarium), you'll have the possibility to "enjoy" a nice walk among threes and plants of South India. But don't expect luxurious nature: unfortunately, this botanical garden has suffered greatly from cyclones...More

Thank Olivier R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a big place with old trees and not at all maintained, only good for people looking to spend time around for secluded place as not many people come in or is good only for joggers as there is enough place with no traffic...More

Thank Valliappan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informative place where we can learn something about plants clarification and able to see different kind of seed, leaf etc

Thank Senthil281281
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Busy place but lacks care. Lots of fallen trees, broken seats etc. Needs some help. The cafe people in the centre are very good despite the cheerless surroundings

Thank lesley J
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The Pondicherry botanical garden is the only one of its kind in a large region and could be a major attraction with a bit more attention to upkeep and signage. It has imposing trees from different parts of the world, including Africa, but you don't...More

1  Thank Elisabeth K
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Nothing entertaining except children play area...Other than that there is aquarium and joyride(train)...

Thank Harsha R
Reviewed 8 December 2017

It's a very well designed botanical park.It is not well advertised, and hence a low visitor count. Probably, due to this, the maintenance is not excellent. The musical fountain area is the worst kept, and obviously, the foutains were not working

Thank sbrrao
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