Ekamra Kanan Botanical Garden, having approximately 1050 wide varieties of cacti and succulents, is rightly called Cactus Garden. The garden is one of the top tourist attractions in Bhubaneswar.
Being located about 16km from Bhubaneswar; Ekamra Kanan is easily accessible by air, rail and roadways. Tourists are flocking to the garden that is adorned with exotic colored cactus of wide varieties.
Though the garden is considered as one of the must-see destinations in the city for the tourists, it is noted for the medicinal importance of its plants. Both Cacti and succulents are two widely acknowledged medicinal plants used in Ayurveda and Unani medicinal treatments.
Ekamra Kanan Botanical Garden with its large cactus collection that spreads over 500 acres of land is the largest cactus collection in Asia. The park was brought into being in the year 1985, with an aim to preserve those varieties of cactus that were on the verge of extinction.
Apart from cactus, many varieties of roses and various trees of rare species are cultivated in the park. As these add a special charm and attraction to Ekamra Kanan Botanical Garden, tourists who come to this garden never forget their moments spent inside this garden but cherish the beautiful scenes which they see inside the garden as an ever memorable one.
In close proximity to the Cactus Garden, there are various parks, wildlife sanctuaries or zoos, temples as well as various sites of scenic beauty. BDA Nicco Park, Deras Dam site, Dhauli Giri Hills, Lingaraja Temple, Nandankanan Zoo, Udaygiri Caves, etc. are a few of the top tourist destinations in the garden’s neighborhood locations.
Easier access to these tourist destinations make visiting Bhubaneswar an ever memorable one. In fact, the city is known as the city of temples owing to the presence of large numbers of Hindu temples. When you plan to visit Bhubaneswar you must think of Ekamra Kanan Botanical Garden, visiting which will be an ever memorable event in your life for sure.
How to reach Ekamra Kanan Botanical Garden?
- Nearest Railway Station: Bhubaneswar (6km from the garden)
- Nearest Airport to the garden: Biju Patnaik Airport Bhubaneswar (8km)