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Oldest tree in India

The Great Banyan is a banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) located in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, near Kolkata, India. It was the widest tree in the world in terms of the area of the canopy and is… Continue Reading →

Oldest zoo in India

The Alipore Zoological Gardens (also informally called the Alipore Zoo or Calcutta Zoo) is India’s oldest formally stated zoological park (as opposed to royal and British menageries) and a big tourist attraction in Kolkata, West Bengal. It has been open… Continue Reading →

First indian women mountaineer

Indian mountaineer Bachendri Pal is the first Indian woman and the fifth in the world to climb the summit of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. Bachendri Pal also led an all-women Indo-Nepalese Everest Expedition team in 1985… Continue Reading →

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