Ficus Garden

The genus Ficus, with its diversity of species, high productivity and its role as a keystone species in several ecosystems forms the cradle of life in most of wild India. The Ficus or Fig tree is home to birds, butterflies, monkeys and bats. Fig trees also hold great cultural significance; Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment under the branches of the Peepal Tree while a mythological story about the Krishna Fig (Ficus krishnae) mentions how a young Lord Krishna hid his butter in the leaves of this tree, which is commonly called makhan katori. Enjoy the hanging aerial roots of this section.