About Botanical Garden, Pondicherry
Spread across 22 acres, the Botanical Garden in Pondicherry houses more than 1500 floral species. The garden, featuring typical motifs of French aesthetic agriculture like flower beds, pruned trees, gravel lined paths and fountains, was laid in 1826. Hotels in Pondicherry near this garden offer easy access to many government buildings like Pondicherry District Court, Department of Women and Child Development, LIC office, Department of Social Welfare, Pondicherry Tourism Department, District Registrar Office and Directorate of Ports.
Shopping and Dining around Botanical Garden
People opting for hotels near Botanical Garden, Pondicherry have loads of places nearby to indulge in retail therapy, such as Serenity Beach Bazaar, Nehru Street, Saram China Market, Goubert Market, MG Road, Romain Rolland Street and Mission Street.
The gastronomic scene in the area is also quite vibrant, with visitors getting ample choices of fine-dining restaurants, Parisian cafes, electric pubs and no-frill Indian family venues. The best places to eat in Pondicherry near Botanical Garden include Cafe Xtasi, New Farm Fresh, Hotel Saravana Bhavan, Italize, Auro Pizza, Bay of Buddha, Cafe des Arts, Rendezvous, Sea Gulls Bar & Restaurant, The Pasta Bar Veneto and De Bussy Restaurant.
Places to Visit around Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden hotels are surrounded by many interesting places including Sacred Heart Basilica (800 m), Villa Helena (1.1 km), Immaculate Conception Cathedral (1.2 km), Bharathi Park (1.6 km) and Rock Beach (1.6 km). Promenade Beach (1.8 km), Sri Aurobindo Ashram (1.9 km) and Puducherry Museum (1.9 km) are other popular tourist places located close by. Other places to visit in Pondicherry include APJ Abdul Kalam Puducherry Science Centre and Planetarium (3.7 km), Serenity Beach (5.5 km), Paradise Beach (7.8 km), Auro Beach (9.1 km) and Auroville (10.1 km).
How to Reach Botanical Garden
It is quite hassle free to reach hotels near Botanical Garden as Puducherry railway station is merely 1.6 km while Pondicherry bus stand is 850 m. Additionally, Puducherry Airport is just 6 km or 15 minutes away, but as it is a small regional airstrip, it has limited connectivity. This is why, the nearest major air transit hub is Chennai International Airport (147 km). The drive from Pondicherry to Chennai via the East Coast Road is one of the most rewarding in India, in terms of scenery. Those who are coming from outside the city directly by road can access the Botanical Garden area via Maraimalai Adigal Salai.
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