The Botanical Garden and Aquarium at Pondicherry were established In the year 1826 by CS Perrotet. The Botanical Garden hosts a collection of exotic plants which is of much interest to students and researchers of life sciences. The Garden and Aquarium are located close to the south entrance of the major bus stand here and spreads across an area of 22 acres of land. It became the major centre of the Department of Horticulture in Pondicherry in the year 1960.
The aquarium has a wide variety of marine life which makes it a very popular tourist attraction. It affords the visitor a unique glimpse of aquatic life. The garden houses a children’s train, a dancing fountain, the aquarium with several rare varieties of ornamental fishes and six fountains.