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Hakgala Botanic Gardens

Badulla Road, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Nuwara Eliya
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Hertfordshire UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

The gardens are well worth a visit, if you are interested in huge old trees from around the globe. Unfortunatly there are no litter bins, so local people just throw their litter on the ground. The staff do their best to keep it clean. Cost R1100 per foreign adult

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Pretty gardens, but when we visited there was limited access to certain areas due to wasps and we found leeches on our shoes when we left. Otherwise lovely!

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

There were eight of us. Entrance fees is 1000 LKR so we spent 8000 LKR here. The landscape area is clean and we love the fresh air here. However, there is really not much to see here. The Rose Garden is pretty bare... I would advise you to spend the money elsewhere or on a meal...

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Muscat, Oman
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Loved the variety of flowers and the way the garden is maintained. Doesn't excite me much since I have seen it before in India as well. If you are a flower enthusiast donot miss it .

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Male
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11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Its not worth to visit due to high entrance fee you have to pay for this garden, not much to see & dirty bathrooms .

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Appledore
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The botanical garden covers a large area and a map is provided of the different types of plantings. Unfortunately it was raining but that did not detract from the mature trees, shrubs and flowers. We walked round the perimeter of the garden and walked on the very narrow suspension bridge over the river. We then criss crossed the gardens to... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Another amazing place to visit and see most of the beauties of nature! It was a very good and nice walk around the gardens and so relaxing! We can say that we refilled our «human batteries», for some more years, with this visit!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Misty, cool yet beautiful... Very well kept and variety of flowers. Do not feed monkeys!! One of Best places in Sri Lanka for whom love nature..!!

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Lots to see and view in this place - and I never thought I will say so about a botanical garden. Beautifully maintained and a huge variety of trees - flora and fauna on offer.Dont miss the fernery and cactus house and do stop by their resturant in the garden for freshening up. If lucky, you will bump into a... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

These gardens are spread across a large area of land and are very well kept. Each tree is labelled and there are several of vintage banyan trees. There is a seperate section for Aleo vera vegetation. The walk is very nice and there is a royal gardern cafe for some snacks. They have a facility of taking you around in... More 

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