Suggestions for Kolkata: I am in Kolkata for the next 4 days. I plan to spend a few hours treewatching. On the internet, I came to know of 2 places-
-Kolkata botanical gardens
I am from Bangalore- I would like to see some trees which I dont normally get to see in Bangalore (e.g. I havent seen a palash- butea monosperma yet in Bangalore). Also, which trees are likely to be flowering in Kolkata now?
Sorry for being so greedy with all these requests in information.
Kolkata Bot. garden
did not see this just now
in the botanical garden
nothing mush flowers at the end of monsoon… unless its grass…
Thanks a lot for the detailed suggestions, though I missed your email and saw only now.
The Kolkata botanical gardens was very nice. I have some images and questions on the gardens which I will be posting soon- there were some curious lotus leaf based structures in janardan lake, and I was wondering what they are- will post images this weekend…
I did spot the cluster of cannonball trees- one of them had the largest number of cannonballs I have ever seen on a single tree…very few were flowering though. However, I have had the privilege of recently seeing cannonball trees in full bloom at the aurobindo ashram in Bangalore- the flowers have such a lovely fragrance!
If I get the opportunity to travel in march- April to Kolkata again, I will certainly check out the palash in Victoria memorial.