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Address: Badulla Road, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0522222182
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2 hour visit to hakgala gardens.

We stopped to visit here as this is supposedly the area of Ashok vatika. The gardens are beautiful with variety of plants. There is a interesting rock garden and barren area in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Amit B
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

spell binding aged cypresses with countless trees and bushes. fascinating walkways if a bit scary in the misty foggy silence with only the trickle of water for music. The occasional cry from a macaque monkey or a bird call wafting on the cool fresh breeze may be soothing to some and alarming to others, i felt distinctly unsafe and vulnerable,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Electric cars that shuttled us around these gardens were the best thing about the botanical experience. I loved the Fern corner with their luscious green leaves, but other than this, and the old trees and bushes that looked gnarled and calcified, we felt that Hakgala can offer a more authentic experience. It is no World's End.

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Thank Desmond M
Perth, Australia
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76 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to go to these gardens because our grandfather visted them in1897 and wrote about them in his journal. We loved the huge trees aind were impressed with how well it is being looked after. We were told they have a staff of 60. We used one of the little electric buggies so we had the added advantage of... More 

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Thank GinieMary
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33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped to visit here as this is supposedly the area of Ashok vatika. The gardens are beautiful with variety of plants. There is a interesting rock garden and barren area in the garden. Langoors roam in the gardens and are harmless .

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Thank Amit B
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9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This garden is beautiful and lovely place.it has most trees and flowers.it's covered by roses and old trees.that is attractive place in srilanka.

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Ragama, Sri Lanka
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

superb place to relax but you must visit there April to June period because there are no flowers in other time

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Doha, Qatar
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not very different from the rest of Nuwara Eliya. But may be a nice place for a stroll with the kids. Some maintenance activities going on at some places.

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Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful garden full of roses and huge old trees through the misty hill country of sri lanka. If you happen to go to nuwara eliya, it would be in vain if not pay a visit for this place. Do a little bit of walking in this place situated above 2000 meters above see level. When it's sunny 30 degrees... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most beautiful garden that I have ever been to since it's got various different types of plants and flowers. if you are truly person who is in to the nature and its beauty , this is where you must visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gardens didn't get enough credit on trip advisor. We spent 1.5 - 2 hours there but could have stayed much longer. Take a blanket and just relax amoungst nature's beauty. There's many different sections and quiet the mixture from open areas, jungle, rose gardens and more. Would definately visit again! Must see if in Nuwara Eliya!!

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