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Royal Botanical Gardens

Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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“fruit bats” (147 reviews)
“orchid house” (321 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this fabulous place. One of my highlights on my holiday, totally didn’t expect this. The thousands of fruit bats flying around added to this was a great bonus

Thank anniemags2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our guide suggested that we visit here - we were a bit jaded and weren't expecting too much but were absolutely bowled over by this place. It is absolutely huge and filled with the lost beautiful specimens of every kind of tree imaginable laid oit...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 2 days ago

The garden is nicely laid out and features highlight such as the beautiful orchid house. We visited on a school holiday, so the park was full of lively children playing and families pick-nicking on the grass. But the grounds are so large that you can...More

Thank Reslysten54
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent two hours here and it was way too little! Strolling along we saw a great variety of birds, reptiles and mammals (fruit bats, close to the plant nursery) that just took your breath away. If you intend to take photos or love wildlife,...More

Thank Margherita B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had not visited these gardens for decades. and was gratified to see they were still beautiful and very well maintained. The Royal Botanical Gardens' is probably the best known public gardens in Sri Lanka. It sprawls over about 200 acres of lush vegetation that...More

1  Thank Krajjy
Reviewed 1 week ago

it's mostly suitable for the person who is like flowers and the plans. local people ticket price 50/= to 100/= for foreigners 250/= to 400/=

Thank Rock J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is huge. You can easily sirens around 3 hours here. It has a lake, lawns, suspension bridge, multiple gardens, many exquisite trees, plants and flowers. It has a cafe inside which does not have many vegan or vegetarian options. Better to eat out...More

Thank Sharen_Archer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some really interesting specimen tree's and beautiful orchids. We particularly like the variety of birds that we saw. Just walking round is good but if you can get a guide to make the best use of limited time.

Thank daredevil_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my partner when we were staying in Kandy and we both loved it. Spent about 3 hours there in total which we felt was just enough. There are 2 entrances to get in- would recommend the suspension bridge entrance for the view and...More

Thank Gareth E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably best to do this in the morning. We fell in love with all the orchids and we're impressed by the giant bamboos. It's a nice walk discovering all these plants and trees. Also you can see bats near the palm avenue!

Thank Ludivine0806
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Nafeeha R
14 January 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.
Nafeeha R
14 January 2018|
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Response from Rock J | Reviewed this property |
3 to 4 hours
1 December 2017|
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Response from Sajith W | Reviewed this property |
Yes for sure..... you can enjoy it once you do the walking all around the garden. You may need around half a day to explore the areas