Cactus Garden, Panchkula


Cactus Garden, renamed as National Cactus and Succulent Botanical Garden and Research Centre is located in the heart of the city Panchkula, the Satellite town of Chandigarh City. The objective behind developing this garden was preservation and conservation of endangered species of cacti and succulents and as well as to attract tourists. Stretched over an area of seven acres of land, it is considered as Asia’s largest outdoor landscaped cacti and Succulents Garden with over 2500 species of Cacti & succulents. The garden has a comprehensive collection of Indian succulents, the largest in the world, some of them extremely rare and have already been declared as endangered species, which includes complete collection of Genus Caralluma of Indian origin. The garden is home to three green houses. The cacti and succulents are also known to have medicinal values since Indian succulents are being used in Ayurveda and Unani medicines for centuries. It is a great source of attraction for not only tourists but also for botanists. The park remains open daily in the months of April to September between 9 AM to 1 PM and from 3 PM to 7 PM while during October and March, Cactus Garden between 9 AM to 1 PM and from 2 PM to 6 PM. The entry fee here is Rs. 10 per head.

How to Reach:

By Air

Chandigarh International Airport and distance from Airport to Cactus Garden is 25 KM

By Train

Chandigarh Railway Station and distance from Station to Cactus Gargen is 5 KM

By Road

Panchkula Bus Stand and distance from Bus Stand to Cactus Gargen is 0.5 KM