The gardens at Botanic are fine and were very relaxing, but I think they are oversold. They don't stand out as a world class attraction.
One nice thing about going late in the day - the admission to the greenhouses was free. Admission to the rest of the gardens is free all of the time.
The Botanic was fairly close to my hotel. Walking back, I stopped at the Palkhi Tandoori Restaurant which the Manns had enjoyed on Friday. It was a nice contrast to the Prince of India. The staff was friendly and the food good (though a bit slow). The Peshwari Nan was wonderful!
Then a short walk back to the hotel, once again stopping to use the Internet and pick up a bottle of cider for the evening.
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