Each Nakshatra is associated with a Zodiac, which is related to celestial bodies and their movements in sky. Astrologers believe that each constellation of the zodiac is associated with a tree and is of great medicinal value.” – These are the insights you get about Nakshatra Van when you look it up on the internet and like any typical tourist I had researched about the place I am about to visit and got this plain explanation. But when I actually got there the scene before my eyes was mind boggling.
How can a person not understand when he is standing in the visual explanation of the same? Mimicking the solar system the park is in the form of a circle with a musical fountain at its center. Medicinal trees resembling particular zodiac signs are planted in the circle in a way that it subtends arcs along it in accordance with the astronomy. If this wasn’t enough, the goddess of medicine, Dhanvatari, in the form of a statue indulges in peaceful slumber adding to the aesthetics.
Apart from this eye opening educational experience, you benefit to see some very rare medicinal plants along with beautiful representation of flowers in the Flower Garden. If you are an ardent reader there is Medicinal Plant Library waiting for you while your children can enjoy themselves in the Children Park. It is a treat for all science enthusiasts, nature lovers as well as for all those who love exploring.