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Rock garden of Chandigarh


The Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India. There is an interesting story behind its formation. In 1957, a government official called Nek Chand started constructing a garden in his spare time. For his garden Chand started collecting materials from demotion sites around the city. What he started doing was very unique because the garden consisted primarily of sculptures made from scrap and other wastes like bottles, glasses, bangles, tiles, ceramic pots, sinks, electrical waste, […]


Brindavan Gardens

Brindavan Gardens 1

Brindavan Gardens is located near Mysore city in the state of Karnataka in India. It lies adjoining the Krishnarajsagara Dam, built across the river Cauvery. One of the major tourist attractions near Mysore, it is visited by nearly 2 million tourists every year. It is one of the most beautiful terrace gardens of the world and is world famous for its symmetric design. The work on laying out this garden was started in 1927 under […]


Calcutta Botanical Gardens

Branches of the Great Baanyan Tree

The Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden , popularly known as the Calcutta Botanical Gardens, situated at Shibpur, Howrah, near Kolkata, is one of the most iconic gardens of India. The garden covers an area of 109 hectares and has a collection of over 12,000 specimens of plants The Great Banyan Perhaps the biggest attraction of the garden is an enormous banyan tree, called The Great Banyan. With a circumference of more than 330 […]

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