Kotla Vijayabhaskara Reddy Botanical Garden
Green bee-eater (Merops orientalis) in the botanical garden
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The Kotla Vijayabhaskara Reddy Botanical Garden is a botanical garden in Hyderabad. It was developed by the Forests Department and is near the HITEC City, Madhapur, 16 kilometres (10 mi) from Hyderabad Railway station on the Hyderabad-Mumbai old Highway.
The botanical garden aims at providing the facility of a modern botanical garden to conserve and develop the germ plasm and to educate the people. The garden is spread over 120 acres (0.49 km2) of undulating land and, when completed, will have 19 sectors or 'Vanams'. The first phase is open to the public, with the completion of five sections. The sections include medicinal plants, timber trees, fruit trees, ornamental plants, aquatic plants, bamboos and so on. The park is designed to have large water bodies, rolling meadows, natural forests, rich grasslands and exquisite rock formations.
An eco-tourist destination, the botanical garden is in Madhapur, near the Hi-tech City, approximately 16 kilometers from Hyderabad. Tents are available for longer visits.
The bamboo and palm sectors are major attractions, with varieties of bamboo trees separated by a 3-metre (10 ft) distance. Special signboards are erected at each bamboo variety indicating its generic and scientific names. The palm sector has diverse species. Here you can find a variety of flowers in abundance, such as yellow and purple cosmos, blue salvia, red raselia, etc.
- "Archive News". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
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