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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 29 August 2016

A beautiful and peaceful escape from the crowded streets where you can get lost in the heart of well-preserved natural gardens, comprising various types of trees and flowers. Excellent destination for great photos.

Thank joannefeghaly2015
Reviewed 29 August 2016

It is a very old garden with over 4000 species of plants. For foreigners the entry ticket is LKR-1500/- At entrance a map of the garden is provided which helps to locate some good places. Palm avenues are the best place to visit. There are...More

Thank Fahad Qamar Q
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The gardens are lovely and well maintained however the entrance price for tourists I feel is a little steep at 1500 rps per person. locals paid 30 or 60 rps I believe. It is shame they have to rip off the tourists to this extent.

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 27 August 2016

So much to see - wander round at your leisure and take it all in. Lots of great photographic opportunities and shaded areas to relax in. we loved the orchid house, the palm lined avenues and especially the flying fox bats (keep your eyes peeled...More

Thank kidskitchen
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Beautiful and peaceful, so big that it is easy to escape the crowds and commune with the bats and monkeys, palms and orchids.

Thank Eaglescliffe
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We had a guide to explain all the different trees, flowers and plants and I am so glad we did as we would have missed quite a lot. Lignum vitae is the world heaviest wood and thats why cricket bails are made from them... they're...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 26 August 2016

A visit to the botanical garden in Kandy is a must. I found it compared in size and scope to Victoria's Bouchard Gardens, except that it is filled with trees, plants and shrubs native to Sri Lanka. There are several beautiful, Palm lined avenues, which...More

Thank JonathanvanBilsen01
Reviewed 24 August 2016

According to local guide this place attracts 2 million people annually. Once you enter you can image why it is. Spread over 147 acres this is overwhelming Stunning & Overwhelming Greenery. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants...More

1  Thank Thashns
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I could walk in this botanical garden for hours, and enjoy the greenery, peace and quiet of the surroundings. It is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens I have ever seen, with an extensive collection of tropical trees. This is a must visit for...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We were shocked at first by the Rp1500 entry fee (the locals only pay Rp60)! But felt it was definitely worth it. The gardens were beautifully groomed and well cared for, with a vast variety of plants and animals.

Thank Dom R
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anto t
5 June 2017|
Response from Sukanya D | Reviewed this property |
We went early in the morning so as to avoid the hot Sun...sorry cannot remember the exact timings. It closes around 6 PM (I think.)
איוב כ
18 March 2017|
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Response from 88Georgina | Reviewed this property |
You could spend a day here if you like plants and flowers. Otherwise a half day is nice to get a good look around. The Golf cart is good to hire for an hour as you get to see the whole area.
Anushree A
6 March 2017|
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Response from Sukanya D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a charge and for us the time limit was one hour. We had the large cart...I think 7-8 people could fit in nicely. Heard there are smaller carts too.