BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN KOLKATA-PART-2

7. ALIPORE ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN

The Zoological Garden, Alipore is a big tourist attraction in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It was open in 1876. It draws huge crowds during winter season(December and January).

The Zoological Garden, Alipore, remains closed to the visitors on every Thursday. But, it remains open on every Thursday between 15th December to 31st January. If any holiday falls on Thursday, the garden remains open to the visitors on that day.

ALIPORE ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN, KOLKATA, INDIA
ALIPORE ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN, KOLKATA
ALIPORE ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN, KOLKATA
ALIPORE ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN, KOLKATA
ALIPORE ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN, KOLKATA
ALIPORE ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN, KOLKATA
ALIPORE ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN, KOLKATA
ALIPORE ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN, KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL

ENTRANCE FEE:

a) Up to the age of 5 years : Rs 10/-

Visitors above the age 5 years: Rs 30/-

b) For the aquarium: Rs 5/-

ZOO HOURS:

a) Ticket counters of the zoo opens at 9:00 am and closes at 4:30 pm.

b) Garden opening time is 9:00 am and closing time 5:00 pm.

c) The Aquarium of the zoo remains open between 10:30 am and 5:00 pm.

NEAREST METRO STATION: Jatin Das Park.

8. ACHARYA JAGADISH CHANDRA BOSE INDIAN BOTANIC GARDEN

The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden famously known as Botanical Garden is located on the west bank of River Ganges in Shibpur, Howrah near Kolkata(Calcutta). It is the largest Botanical Gardens in India.

The gardens were founded in 1786 by colonel Kyd, containing about 12,000 living plants and over two and half million dried plant specimens in the herbarium collected from all over the world.

The main attraction of the Botanical Garden is the 250-year-old banyan tree, famously called ‘Great Banyan Tree’. It is considered as the biggest Banyan tree across the globe. The garden is also a rare water lily-Victoria Amazonica. Trees of the rarest kinds, from Nepal, Brazil, Java and Sumatra can be found here.

GREAT WATER LILY VICTORIA AMAZONICA AT BOTANICAL GARDEN, SHIBPUR, HOWRAH, WEST BENGAL
RARE PALM TREE AT ACHARYA JAGADISH CHANDRA BOSE INDIAN BOTANIC GARDEN, SHIBPUR
GREAT BANYAN TREE AT ACHARYA JAGADISH CHANDRA BOSE INDIAN BOTANIC GARDEN
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS HOLDER, THIS 250 YEARS OLD BANYAN TREE WITH 3616 PROP ROOTS IS SPREAD ACROSS 1.6 HECTORS

GREAT BANYAN TREE AT BOTANICAL GARDEN, SHIBPUR, HOWRAH
AFRICAN BAOBAB TREE, SHIBPUR BOTANICAL GARDEN,HOWRAH,INDIA
GREAT LILY
A RARE TREE AT BOTANICAL GARDEN, SHIBPUR
AT BOTANICAL GARDEN, SHIBPUR

Opening timings for Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden: All days of the week except Monday.(From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Entry Fee: Rs 10 per person for Indians and Rs 100 per person for foreign tourists.

Ideal Time to visit the Botanical Garden is October to March.

9. SCIENCE CITY

Science City was opened on July 1, 1997 and consists of two facilities, the Science Center and the Convention Center. It is one of the most popular visitor’s attraction in Kolkata. The science centre complex comprises Space Odyssey, Dynamotion, Science Exploration Hall, Maritime Centre, Earth Exploration Hall and a Sprawling Science Park.

Science City remains open all days of the year(except Holi) from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Ticket counters remain open up to 7:00 pm.

SCIENCE CITY KOLKATA ENTRY FEE FOR GENERAL VISITORS:

ENTRY: Rs 60.00 per person.

EVOLUTION OF LIFE- A DARK RIDE: Rs 40.00 per person.

PANORAMA ON HUMAN EVOLUTION: Rs 60:00 per person.

TIME MACHINE 3 D THEATRE: Rs 30:00 per person.

COMBINED RATES OF DARK RIDE AND HUMAN EVOLUTION: Rs 80.00 per person.

HOW TO REACH SCIENCE CITY:

BY ROAD: Science City is easily accessible from major parts of the city by local buses, mini buses, taxis and Uber etc.

NEAREST METRO STATION: Rabindra Sadan. Science is around 6.6 km from the metro station.Hire a taxi from Rabindra Sadan metro station.

AT SCIENCE CITY, KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
DARK RIDE (SCIENCE CITY, KOLKATA)
DARK RIDE (SCIENCE CITY, KOLKATA)
DARK RIDE
HUMAN EVOLUTION(SCIENCE CITY, KOLKATA)
SCIENCE CITY, KOLKATA
SCIENCE CITY KOLKATA
SCIENCE CITY, KOLKATA
ME AT SCIENCE CITY KOLKATA, PHOTO CREDIT: ANUSUYA GOSWAMI

10.NEW TOWN ECO PARK

New Town Eco Park is an urban park in New Town, Kolkata. The Park is situated at a distance of 10 km from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport and is very well connected with VIP Road and EM Bypass.

The park has been divided into three parts: 1) ecological zone like wetlands, grasslands and urban forest. 2) theme garden and open spaces. 3) urban recreational spaces. The copy of seven wonders of the world are also constructed in this park.

ECO PARK ENTRY FEE:

Rs 30 per person. Ticket counter closes at 6:30 pm.

ECO PARK TIMINGS:

SUMMER TIMINGS: (1 March to 31 October):

Tuesday to Saturday: 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Sunday & Holidays: 12 Noon to 8:30 pm.

WINTER TIMINGS: (1 November to 28 February):

Tuesday to Saturday: 12 Noon to 7:30 pm.

Sunday & Holidays: 11 am to 7:30 pm.

The park remains closed on Mondays.

AT ECO PARK, KOLKATA
AT ECO PARK KOLKATA, PHOTO CREDIT: ANUSUYA GOSWAMI
SUNSET AT ECO PARK, KOLKATA
ECO PARK KOLKATA
ECO PARK
AT ECO PARK, KOLKATA
ECO PARK KOLKATA

How to reach Eco Park

BY TRAIN: Nearest Railway Station is Bidhan Nagar Railway Station. One may either hire taxis from here or board a city bus.

BY BUS: City buses are available from Ultadanga, Kolkata Airport, Salt Lake etc.

About CHHANDA GOSWAMI

Hi, I am Chhanda Goswami. I am a housewife.I love to travel. Recently I am drafting my travel experiences to help future travelers. I live at Sonarpur in West Bengal(India)

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