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Royal Botanical Gardens

Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“fruit bats” (163 reviews)
“orchid house” (358 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
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+94 81 2 388088
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A magnificent array of plants, trees and shrubs, with a spectacular cornucopia of colour and scent, all laid out in such a beautiful, majestic setting. The history of the Gardens and list of VIPs who have planted is quite incredible, too. We were shown around...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is so much to see and so well laid out. I could have spent a whole afternoon just walking around and relaxing

Thank helloactive
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not sure what we paid to go in these gardens as it was included in our package but I was not surprised to see that tourists are. charged 1500 rupees and locals just. 100 rupees.....worth noting if you are on a tight budget and it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a few hours enjoying these beautiful gardens. They are just sensational and the Orchid House was a specialty. Beautifully laid out a a lovely little restaurant coffee shop in the middle of the grounds. Very well done and well worth a visit.

Thank Barry T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A not to be missed experience, and please give yourself sufficient time in the gardens (minimum 2 hrs) The variety of plants trees and shrubs is absolutely amazing. It was very noticeable that improvements had been made to the cleanliness within the gardens with the...More

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a garden, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Beautiful and peaceful. We took the lazy option and hired a buggy (walking in the 33degree temperature was not something I could manage). The place is large with a variety of plants and...More

Thank Sai K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an immaculately presented garden, colourful in some parts, awesomely grand in others. Whether you go to see the marvellous orchids or the many species of trees in the arboretum you cannot fail to be impressed by the experience.

Thank John C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In general, the garden is quite beautiful, although there isnt any special features other than the thousands of fruit bats living here. During the day time, they are mostly resting and only fly away to get food at night. They do not attack people, so...More

Thank Trumpboyer86
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not wanting to see yet more temples and relics, nor wanting to see unfortunate chained elephants in an 'orphanage' with attendant commercialism, we went to the Royal Botannical Gardens. It's huge. There would have been too much walking on a hot day so we took...More

Thank NR16
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent around 3 hours here having a leisurely stroll around all the gardens. It was quite busy over Easter but still felt very calm and relaxed. Lots of different plants and flowers to see along with some birds and bats in the trees.

Thank Scott G
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Aleksandr D
March 23, 2018|
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Response from NomadicTraveller7 | Reviewed this property |
Boris has answered your question. It is well worth visiting
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exophunk
March 9, 2018|
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Response from vkricsi | Reviewed this property |
So, I hope my answer is not too late for you- it seems no possibility to leave your bags there.
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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.
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