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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 yesterday

This is a beauty to behold. Coming from the desert this was an excellent place to visit. We saw many different types of plants and the atmosphere was just a lovely ambiance. I hope that everyone will visit the gardens when they come to Sri...More

Thank Jarrett P
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great place to visit large spaces for a picnic and beautiful trees and shrubs. Also many birds and bats. Orchid house and wedding parties adings sri Lankan charm.similar in some ways to kew. If you love horticultural or just enjoy parks go we loved...More

Thank steveD4862CA
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a historic park that has species of trees from all over the world. It's well maintained. Dont miss out on the 100ft tall Burma bamboo forest and orchid green house amongst monkeys, hanging bridges and some unique trees amongst others. However what marred...More

Thank slkone
Reviewed 1 week ago

who wants to enjoy the nature? that people must visit their and see the magnificent threes, herbal and flowers

Thank GreenNatureTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Short distance from Kandy city towards the colombo, @ Peradeniya. city life is very busy for people you can have a rest in the garden for a while forgetting your problems. try to observe green environment without damaging to it. flowers are more beautiful but...More

Thank masithasenevirathne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some very impressive forest trees, especially the Javan Figs, Palm and Cook's Pine Avenues and bamboos. Fruit bats in some of the trees. Would require at least a 4 hour visit to do it justice.

Thank Terry G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens, massive place to wander around. It can get really really hot, we were here lunchtime which wasn't ideal. Toilets near the entrance. There's also cafe inside. I'm afraid there's no aircon greenhoue anywhere that I know of.

Thank Geraldine C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting these gardens, lovely bit of piece from manic Kandy! University students-bring your uni card and you get entry for 1000rps instead of 1500.

Thank Izzy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We greatly enjoyed a couple of quiet hours away from the hectic traffic of the congested Kandy roads. The collection of local and exotic plants is well laid out in extensive gardens. We loved the blaze of colour and amazing diversity of the orchid collection...More

Thank BongGio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is no Kew Gardens but to be fair it is a lovely area with some fascinating species, great mature plantings and some beautiful areas to simply sit and relax. We are not plant lovers but a few hours wondering through here was well spent.

Thank england1313
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anto t
hi what are the visiting hours ?
June 5, 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
Hii, what is the recommended time to spend there?
March 18, 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
Hi Everyone, is there extra cost for the buggies or carts that ply inside? How many people can they sit at a time? Do they have any fixed timing or available all the time?
March 6, 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.