Pondicherry Botanical Gardens

Pondicherry Botanical Gardens

Pondicherry Botanical Gardens
2.5
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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.
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Pascal
United Kingdom413 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Soooo disappointing. Today is the third day in a row we tried to go to the botanical garden.
Google stated that it was open on each day.
Started on Monday, the guard at the gate tells us open tomorrow.
Came back the next day, Tuesday, another guard at the gate again says open tomorrow.
So tried a 3rd time Wednesday (double checking Google opening times again) and the guard that was here says open next Monday!!!! Why? The guard does not know. Nobody knew what was happening. It was like a twilight zone.
So the garden may well be quite nice, but the organisation and information is beyond the joke. It’s quite unbelievable that people working there don’t even know why it’s not open.
Written 14 February 2024
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pchandrang
Kannur, India213 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
Unlike many other Botanical Gardens in different States of India, this one in Pondycherry is a disgrace to the very name. Totally neglected by the authorities, it is in complete ruins. There is nothing there to call it a Garden, leave alone Botanical Garden. The whole place is infested by wild growth. There is no flowers any where even for name sake. The only thing that happens here seriously is sale of entry tickets. The visit is absolute wastage of time and money.
Written 11 December 2023
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Roving29509460837
3 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
It's just a bunch of trees with a toy train ride. Might be okay for a jogging track for locals. But by no means is this a tourist attraction. Don't waste your time.
Written 18 September 2023
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Tarakeshhwar G
Surat, India33 contributions
Mar 2023
Nothing much to write about !!!

I stayed at hotel shenbaga from 2-7 march 23 . had a comfortable stay with good spread of morning breakfast buffet.

By the way this is my 2nd trip to Pondicherry ( puducherry ) after 28 yrs
Written 13 March 2023
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Ciaran M
Wexford, Ireland11 contributions
Jan 2023
avaoid this place ,they charge Indians one price and tourist another , the place is totally unkept ,and is not worth wating an hour in it , it is a pity as it could be a lovely place to visit ,the aquarium was dirty the day we were there and after having a row witht he guy on the gate ,becasue he charged my wofe one price and me a higher price because my skin was white ,I was not in the humour at looking at weeds ,the tourist deppt needs to take a hold of these gardens and make them beautiful again ,
Written 8 February 2023
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Emma W
Uppsala, Sweden22 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
A lot of trees, some shrubs and the odd statue. Ok aquarium. The restaurant doesn’t exist, toilet doors didn’t close and the roads at the back of the park were needs some huge renovations.
It feels like no one really cares about the place anymore which is kinda sad. If you have some time to spare it’s nice with all the trees and the cool shade, but don’t go out of your way to get here
Written 7 January 2023
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Andrew D
Singapore, Singapore398 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
The site charges you an entry fee for a poorly maintained garden. Many of the sites inside the garden is not operating or accessible when I am there. The variety of plants is subpar and it is not exactly a peaceful park to walk in nor is it easily accessible from other attractions in Pondicherry. Just skip it and save your time.
Written 26 December 2022
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Siddhartha
Kolkata (Calcutta), India565 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
If you have enough time in Puducherry ,so you can visit here and sit some time to relax otherwise can avoid this spot. Only kids will like the place. We didn't not see any toy train inside the garden. This place is not much maintained.  There are a fish aquarium to visit you have to pay additional charges. Best time to visit during winter season. There is musical fountain show in every weekend evening.
Opening time 10AM to 5PM, seven days are open. Entry fees ₹ 20 for adult and ₹10 for kids. There are large parking area.
Written 23 October 2022
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Aaron O
4 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
They should be ashamed to charge, save your rs, unless your have a strong interest in trees, definitely don't go with children expecting an aquarium and restaurant, they no longer exist, and have not for some time, it was a big disappointment
Written 28 May 2022
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Satish Kumar
Chennai (Madras), India30 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Thought of taking my kid to a nice place with some activities and obviously fresh air. The place is too big but many activities in play are is average and lacked maintenance. Toy train is not functional which was a disappointment. Garden is maintained well though you can take nice pics around this place. Couple of hours you could relax and watch kids play and enjoy their time.
Written 5 January 2022
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