India Orchidarium and Botanical Garden is a prominent tourist attraction located in Ward's Lake in Shillong. Just 2 Kms from Shillong, India Orchidarium and Botanical Garden is located in a relatively remote area on the outskirts of the city.
Wards Lake is a century old picturesque lake located near the heart of the city. Wards Lake is popular for short garden walks and boating. India Orchidarium and Botanical Garden - just below the Wards Lake - is home to indigenous and exotic plants and colourful species of birds. This Botanical garden houses an incredible collection of rare orchids, flowers, plantations, very tall trees and other flora. The site also houses an aviary where visitors can find variety of birds.
The spot delights nature lovers with ampleness of indigenous and exotic plants. A religious myth is associated with the place - which aims to preserve the forest and flora of the area. As per the myth, all the plantation is considered sacred and disturbing it brings misfortune. For the visitors, there is a well-laid pavement to stroll through the garden.
Visitors can visit India Orchidarium and Botanical Garden throughout the year. The Botanical garden is open during timings: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.