I love green. I born to be green. There is nothing can really soothe my eyes except it’s all about nature and everlasting green. Yes, I’m talking about Kolkata nature and the AMAZING beauty of the famous Great Banyan Tree. This massive tree is the famous and popular attraction for all tourists and nature lovers at Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden located in Shibpur, Howrah near Kolkata, India.
During my last two years in the City of Joy (Kolkata) I did explore much, visited popular and beautiful spots and from those two must visit places are Indian Botanic Garden and Millennium Park. Those spots can also be a great destination for lovers all around as the Valentine’s Day (14 Feb) is very near to celebrate. 😉
One thing must mention about Kolkata is that you will really enjoy moving around this city because of its cool communication system. Mostly all roads connect with bus, tram, metro, and taxi. Just hire one taxi and move around.
|Millennium Park Kolkata|
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden
So lovely, calm and quiet place!!! I was walking through the walkway of Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden and exploring many unknown Botanics. For a moment, you can think also that you came into a deep forest full of many trees and plants. Simply Thrilling!! The total area of this garden is 109 Hectares occupied with many rare collections of trees and almost 12,000 living plants brought from five continents. This is the oldest botanical gardens in India. There is one beautiful lake too for boating, but unfortunately, missed that chance as it started to rain heavily during Autumn.
|Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Botanical Garden|
And then I found the main attraction The Great Banyan Tree. This banyan tree is the largest in Asia, over 250 years old and world famous for its largest canopy. It is harder to believe this tree as an individual one. Truly nothing can beat the natural beauty around us and we are thankful to God for living in this beautiful world.
|The Branches of the Great Banyan Tree|
The main reason behind my love for this Millennium Park is the beautiful Hooghly River. Yes, from this park you can enjoy the cool breeze and the beauty of this river view as it is located on the banks of this river. The evening is the best time to visit. Oh, what a beauty!! Sun is setting and you are viewing that priceless moment. And one of the beautiful architects Howrah Bridge is also visible from this park. I took a ferry ride from here to visit the Howrah Bridge.
This is a place to relax, sitting simply for some moments in benches or go for a walk. Popular tourist spots for couples and families. There is one floating restaurant too for snacks and all.
|A View from the Millennium Park|
|Boating on the Hooghly River|
Let’s share. Have you been in Kolkata? Will you love to explore the Great Banyan Tree?