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Royal Botanical Gardens

Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This vast stretch of greenery bounded by the River Mahaweli on 2 sides is a real treat. The bio-diversity in terms of the huge collection of trees from various countries is simply amazing. Whats even more amazing is the landscaping and the upkeep of the...More

Thank prakashorchid
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely park to take a walk when the weather is not too hot; but the trees provide shady comforts. There is an area that shows the trees planted by different foreign dignitaries and local heads of the botanical gardens. The hanging bridge offers lovely view...More

Thank PMalar
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing oasis of space and stillness. Wonderful place to relax and take a step back from the busy city. I would recommend staying here for at least a few hours. Even if you are not particularly fond of plants, there are lots of birds to...More

Thank reizendenicole
Reviewed 16 December 2017

You can park just across from the entrance. No parking fees. Entrance is 1.500 per person. The garden is lovely and should not be missed. It is a lovely way to relax in the busy city of Kandy. You can enjoy a picnic or soft...More

Thank ChristianFrantz
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

A park with a large lawn for a leisure stroll and relax. They have a very nice collection of orchids, worth spending some time if you are floral lovers

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

As a foreigner you pay foreign rates but it is wise to hire a cart with a driver😊. They know exactly where to go and they also double up as a guide. 80 people keep the gardens well maintained. Absolute Beauty. My favorite was the...More

Thank Aisha W
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Spent a couple of hours walking through the gardens. Magnificent trees and avenues of palms plus weirdly shaped trees. A pity that there is so little information on the really large trees . A few have their Latin and English names but that is all....More

Thank SKP03
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the gardens. To appreciate the place in the least amount of time and energy, it would be necessary to book a tram (and guide). This is important if you have kids with you.

Thank Justin C
Reviewed 9 December 2017

This one of the best destination one would like to visit in Kandy or Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. It is sprawling and very well maintained. Has a variety of plants (both ornamental and spice). You can spend hours and hours in this garden.

Thank singh19562014
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Wonderful garden. So many species of plants cam be found here. Very good place to have a relax walk. In one corner, there is a mahaveli river. Ticket price for local is Rs:100. One end there is a huge bat colony.

Thank triptolk
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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