Sri Kotla Vijaybhaskar Reddy Botanical Garden

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This Gachibowli Botanical Garden Offers An Outdoor Gym And Is Also Great For Pre Wedding Shoots

Sunaina posted on 27th March

Ten-Second Takeaway

Botanical Gardens, situated at the centre of the concrete urban jungle that is Gachibowli, is a jungle within itself. Flourished with horticulture, picnic spots, rock formations, and sprawling meadows, this park can switch on your fitness game too with its outdoor gym.

Walk Into The Greens

At a first glance, Botanical Gardens appears like just another park. It is only when you explore it properly you’ll discover stuff worth doing. Spread across 120-acre area of land in the Kothaguda Reserve Forest, this park is said to have nearly 600 species of plants. The moment you enter it, you’ll be greeted by bougainvillea and natural rock formations. Walk a little further to discover clean gazettes and straw huts with humble seating. Modelled as a dry forest, it attracts various insects and birds. And oh, watch out for those frisky and feisty squirrels that are more than willing to accompany you on your walks. The trees are conveniently labeled with their names and family. The North Indian Rosewood’s scientific name Dalbergia Sissoo and family — Fabaceae are put on a nameplate and pinned to the tree, and well, you get the drift. A large section of land is also allocated for succulents and cactus, while the walls are being prepped for paintings and art.

Fitness Goals Sorted

There is more than a running track here. While there is a gym that’s housed inside a dome with a giant turtle on it, there is also an outdoor dedicated area where you’ll find gym equipment installed. This is an interesting concept because it resembles a children’s park area but on taking a closer look, you’ll understand that they are non-electrical versions of equipment – cross trainer, elliptical trainer etc. Along with twisters, inclined bench press, and more, this outdoorsy gym is best for beginners and for someone looking for a fitness routine under budget. There is also a monthly pass {INR 400} and yearly pass {INR 1,500} that regulars can opt for.

Planning An Overnight Stay Or A Picnic?

Listen to the call of the wild with Botanical Garden’s upcoming stay options. Although they’re still under construction, we’ve got a glimpse of them, which are wooden cottages and plush tent houses. Even if you’re not looking for an overnight stay, a picnic with plenty of food and drinks can make your summer delightful. With the kids’ park close to the display of animal statues, it’s safe to say that they can be thoroughly entertained. If you’re unable to get away from the town for a quick and relaxing holiday, this is an option you might want to consider.

Go For A Photo Shoot

If you’re a photographer or a learner, you’ll find myriad subjects here. But that’s not it because this park is popular for wedding photo shoots too. The gazettes sure do make for a good backdrop, but if you’re looking for something more dramatic, we recommend you get those gazettes lit up with fairy lights. Evening photo shoots might be magical here. However, couple photo shoots and professional photo shoots do incur a separate pricing. But if you’re shooting with your phone, go crazy!

So, We're Saying...

Lounge around for a bit, or stay for a sunset syndrome with a book or some art. On your way out, pick up a Chocobar from Creambell ice-cream cart. We say – explore and find your tribe of squirrels to run wild with.

Price: INR 25 per adult; INR 10 per child and INR 3,000 per couple for a 5-hour-photo shoot

Timings: 5.30am- 6pm daily

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Sri Kotla Vijaybhaskar Reddy Botanical Garden

Parks
    Hyderabad

    Hyderabad Botanical Garden, Kothaguda Reserve Forest, Gachibowli Road, Near Hitech City, Kondapur, Hyderabad

    Sri Kotla Vijaybhaskar Reddy Botanical Garden

    Hyderabad
    Parks