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Royal Botanical Gardens

Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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“fruit bats” (147 reviews)
“orchid house” (321 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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Reviewed today

We were took here as part of our tour of Sri Lanka. I can honestly say this type of thing is not a massive interest to me. But in this case it was so peaceful, its crazy to think the craziness of Kandy is just...More

Thank Dundalk84
Reviewed yesterday

This is truly a place of marvel. I was (re)visiting the gardens after nearly four decades and I was taken with this wonderful place just like it was my first time. From orchids to giant trees, from palm-lined avenues to well-maintained lawns, I spent an...More

Thank Hilmy_Sally
Reviewed yesterday

These gardens are very well kept and have some amazing trees, bamboo and flowers, a large park with lots to see, we spent three hours here and could of stayed longer.

Thank Lainey J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this fabulous place. One of my highlights on my holiday, totally didn’t expect this. The thousands of fruit bats flying around added to this was a great bonus

Thank anniemags2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide suggested that we visit here - we were a bit jaded and weren't expecting too much but were absolutely bowled over by this place. It is absolutely huge and filled with the lost beautiful specimens of every kind of tree imaginable laid oit...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 3 days ago

The garden is nicely laid out and features highlight such as the beautiful orchid house. We visited on a school holiday, so the park was full of lively children playing and families pick-nicking on the grass. But the grounds are so large that you can...More

Thank Reslysten54
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent two hours here and it was way too little! Strolling along we saw a great variety of birds, reptiles and mammals (fruit bats, close to the plant nursery) that just took your breath away. If you intend to take photos or love wildlife,...More

Thank Margherita B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not visited these gardens for decades. and was gratified to see they were still beautiful and very well maintained. The Royal Botanical Gardens' is probably the best known public gardens in Sri Lanka. It sprawls over about 200 acres of lush vegetation that...More

1  Thank Krajjy
Reviewed 1 week ago

it's mostly suitable for the person who is like flowers and the plans. local people ticket price 50/= to 100/= for foreigners 250/= to 400/=

Thank Rock J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is huge. You can easily sirens around 3 hours here. It has a lake, lawns, suspension bridge, multiple gardens, many exquisite trees, plants and flowers. It has a cafe inside which does not have many vegan or vegetarian options. Better to eat out...More

Thank Sharen_Archer
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Nafeeha R
January 14, 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
January 14, 2018|
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Response from Rock J | Reviewed this property |
3 to 4 hours
December 1, 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