You can now visit India’s first moss garden in picturesque Nainital, Uttarakhand. Sounds beautiful right?
India’s first moss garden in Nainital, spread across 10 hectares of land, inaugurated only a few days ago. The research wing of Uttarakhand Forest Department developed this garden.
Ramon Magsaysay awardee Rajendra Singh who is also a water conservation activist, inaugurated the park. Known as the “Water Man of India”, he spoke about the significance of re-establishing the connection between nature and humans.
It took nearly a year for the park to complete and it’s not just about making it a tourist spot. The moss garden aims to create awareness amongst people and conserve several species of moss. The park houses around 30 distinct species of moss and many other bryophyte species.
With 1.2 km long moss trail, visitors can get to know scientific information about various species of moss. The garden also has poems about moss, a dinosaur model that explains the existence of moss in Jurassic era, and many more engaging elements that visitors can spend their time in.