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A Visit to Botanical Garden in Hyderabad

Botanical Garden in Hyderabad is located in the Kothaguda Reserve Forest. The garden lies along the Gachibowli-Miyapur Highway. It is close to Hi Tech city, Madhapur and Kondapur area and is easily reachable by public transport i.e bus towards Kondapur.

Botanical Garden is one of the top tourist attractions of Hyderabad. The garden is named after the ex-Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (before the state was bifurcated into Telagana and A.P) - Sri Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy (SKVBR) and is maintained by the Telangana State Forest Development Corporation Ltd.
There is parking space just opposite the garden. After parking your car / bike, you need to cross the highway to enter into the garden. There is only one booking counter at the entrance. Entry fee is Rs.25/- per person and Rs.10/- per child for children between 5 - 12 years of age. It's free entry for children below 5 years.

If you want to go for a boat ride in the pond inside the garden, you need to take the ticket at the entrance only along with the entry fee as there is no ticket counter near the boating spot. For boating, the fee is Rs.50/- per person per ride. Children below 5 years are not allowed for boat ride. It is a self-pedaling boat.
There are two assistants at the spot who provide you life jackets, help you in sitting in the boat. After one round around the pond, the assistant helps in anchoring the boat. The timings for boat ride are 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

The garden opens at 5.30 a.m for the morning walkers residing nearby. It closes by 8.00 p.m.

There is separate fee for video shooting, garbage cleaning etc.

On entering inside the park, you can see trees and meadow to your left where you can see people having a relax and children playing.
Adjacent to the tall trees, there a pond where you can have a boat ride.
After entering inside you have to walk some distance along the walk way to reach the entrance of the pond where you can have the boat ride.

After a ride you can walk to the garden which is to the right of the entrance gate. As you walk towards the garden you can see the beautifully carved lively statues of deer eating grass.
You can see an artificial tank in the middle of the garden which you can see it behind the deer that is yet to be developed. The garden will be colorful with full blooms in spring season. Locals visit the garden for 'Vanabhojanam' during Kartika Masam

There was some renovation work going on. Hope the govt of Telangana will soon develop / uplift the garden.

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