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Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a few km out of Kandy but well worth a couple of hours. Its quite large but is beautifully kept, very well laid our and plants well signed. A family of monkeys can be seen near the palm trees beyond the lake; many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Botanists will love this vast garden paradise, as it's filled with a diverse and well organized garden. Most of the locals visiting here come as couples, seeking benches and shade for romance. So if you're a tourist with deep interest in plants, you'll find a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love royal botanical garden at peradeniya with very beautiful greenaries around the me.very nice land of the heaven.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sherry_dissa
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our (Sri Lankan) tour guide used these gardens as a lunch stop: unbelievable ignorance. I went hungry and went on a very fast hour's walk around the periphery and wow, was it worth every minute. Their map plus frequent helpful signposts reassured me that I'd...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cumbrianomad
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were not much impressed by the Botanical Gardens, which we found to be not much more than just a nice, quiet park. We spent no more than half an hour there, then a bit more time in a cute Laksala shop and a surprisingly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya are about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It attracts 2 million visitors annually.The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.Attached...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank UNR1806
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a really great place to get away from the busyness of Kandy. We jumped on a local bus (20lkr ok.) And got dropped off right at the gate. Great walk through the gardens, palm avenues made the biggest impression on me :) watch out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karolina S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The botanical gardens are very nice and great to wander around. Be careful in the restaurant; they add drinks to the bill and fold it in such way that you can't see that they added something.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maastricht2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens cover a large area so you could easily spend several hours here looking at the plants and trees. The highlight for us was the wild monkeys who we watched for ages playing in the trees. There is also a suspension bridge over the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RobWat4d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived opposite Kew Gardens in London we are used to a high standard, Peradeniya was up to this standard. Well organised, an interesting selection exhibits, orchid house, fernery,bamboos, plant house and my favourite the palm avenues. Towards the end of the day, as usual,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Aleksandr D
March 23, 2018|
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Response from NomadicTraveller7 | Reviewed this property |
Boris has answered your question. It is well worth visiting
March 9, 2018|
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Response from Kricsfalussy V | Reviewed this property |
So, I hope my answer is not too late for you- it seems no possibility to leave your bags there.
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Nafeeha R
January 14, 2018|
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Response from Nayyoula | Reviewed this property |
10 $ for renting the car to visit the park. For the fees i don't really know. it was a package. When u finish, visit the souvenirs shop, it is cheap.