#DidYouKnow The Botanical garden of EkamraKanan park #Bhubaneswar has a collection of over 1080 varieties of roses #BMC

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#DidYouKnow The Botanical garden of EkamraKanan park #Bhubaneswar has a collection of over 1080 varieties of roses viz the largest in Eastern India scr BMC

Botanical garden of EkamraKanan park #Bhubaneswar

Established in 1985, spread over more than 500 acres of land, Ekamra Kanan is the biggest botanical garden and park in Bhubaneswar. Ekamra Kanan is part of Regional Plant Resource Centre (RPRC – http://www.rprcbbsr.com/) which is a research organization of Govt. of Odisha working on the conservation of plant biodiversity.

The Ekamra Kanan park is located on the Jayadev Vihar to CRP Square inner road near N3 – Jayadev Vihar, which at around 2 KM distance from NH5 on both sides. You will find it interesting to know that, along its back side wall, RPRC and Ekamra Kanan park separates Bhubaneswar city from Chandaka Reserve Forest, which home to several wild animals including large groups of forest elephants.

The main park of Ekamra Kanan with approx 100 acres land is developed around a huge pyramidal Glass House. The Glass House contains many types of cactus plants inside it. Ekamra Kanan has a collection of more than 1,050 varieties of cacti and succulents(fat plants) and is the largest cactus collection in Asia. That’s why it is also popularly known as the Cactus Garden.

The complete park area is covered with a large green lawn and a three-kilometer long walkway. Being a botanical garden and managed by Department of Forest and Environment, Govt. of Odisha, the park is is full of large trees everywhere. Inside the park, there are areas developed as flower gardens of different varieties. For small children, the park contains a playground and lawn at its center with several swings, slides, and climbing structures. There is a small but beautiful musical fountain present on one side of the park.

 

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