Sector-5, Panchkula, India
Sarkaria Cactus Garden is at a distance of 8 km from Panchkula in Chandigarh. It is located in Panchkula City’s heart, which covers total 7 acre area.
This garden is largest botanical succulent garden of India. This garden is one Cactus Garden of Asia that is well known for its beauty. The garden is widely known for its endangered and rare species of succulents of India. There is spot of 3,500 various species kind nearly present there. Cactus Garden of Chandigarh was established in 1987 year. The garden uniquely consists of 3 green houses. Botanists and tourists visit this place because more and more crowd drawings each year is present.
Sarkaria Cactus Garden has been named after its founder namely Dr.J.S.Sarkaria. This person worked along with exceptional love and extraordinary diligence for the much plant species that are despised. He therefore deserves a unique, great and excellent place in books of history of Chandigarh City. This is because he gave landmark uniquely to city.
Chandigarh is important city for tourist in India. Best visiting season is September to March. Best visiting time is Afternoon, Evening and Morning. Time needed for seeing the Sarkaria Cactus Garden is 1 to 2 hours. The visiting time is from 7:00AM to 6:00 PM. No tickets are required for entry of kids, still photo camera, video camera, individual national and foreigner adults.
Sarkaria Cactus Garden is Asia’s outdoor largest succulent and cacti garden. This is a popular place worth visiting by people all around the globe, across 7 seas and throughout the globe. It is considered largest in the world. Establishment of garden was for conserving and preserving these species endangered.
Garden is home of Indian’s origins Genus Caralluma complete collection. Nearly 800 species of cacti are naturalised on mounds raised. Species of low ground cacti includes notocacti, mamillarias and astrophytum. Exotic species like aloe speciosa, aloe ferox are also present there.
Nearest airport and railway station:
International Airport is present, located 11 km from city centre. Delhi, Punjab and Haryana are connected to Chandigarh by rail.