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Royal Botanical Gardens

Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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“orchid house” (319 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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Reviewed yesterday

Spent a couple of hours walking through the gardens. Magnificent trees and avenues of palms plus weirdly shaped trees. A pity that there is so little information on the really large trees . A few have their Latin and English names but that is all....More

Thank SKP03
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the gardens. To appreciate the place in the least amount of time and energy, it would be necessary to book a tram (and guide). This is important if you have kids with you.

Thank Justin C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This one of the best destination one would like to visit in Kandy or Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. It is sprawling and very well maintained. Has a variety of plants (both ornamental and spice). You can spend hours and hours in this garden.

Thank singh19562014
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful garden. So many species of plants cam be found here. Very good place to have a relax walk. In one corner, there is a mahaveli river. Ticket price for local is Rs:100. One end there is a huge bat colony.

Thank triptolk
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We got to this place on daily trip around Kandy. It is very pleasant walk among tropical trees including various kind of palms, pines and huge rainforest trees. There are also areas with flowers. For the visit save at least 2 hours. Additionally when you...More

Thank jjedyta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a must-see in Sri Lanka. Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya is a marvel, gathering thousands of trees, flowers and plants and a lake. Staff and gardeners and smiley, warm and helpful when you need orientation. Map is given at the entrance. Buggy available with...More

Thank Esther M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm generally not a fan of gardens, flora and fauna, but this is a gorgeous place to visit. Different sections of the gardens look completely different to other sections...so the experience keeps changing as you walk around...there are some awesome old trees and beautiful plants...More

Thank Somaya K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely an oasis in Kandy and not to be missed. Need at least 2 hours to get the best out of the place. You do not need to be into gardening to enjoy. Great little cafe also.

Thank Garry H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You need to go even if you are not into botanical gardens. It costs 1500r and it's totally worth it. We spent 3 hours wandering around among hundreds interesting beautiful and unusual types of plants and flowers. The orchid house is spectacular.

Thank Ilenia F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved all the gardens and enjoyed the guide that came with the cart. The rain stopped long enough for us to enjoy this spectacular place. If you need a driver we can recommend our, Salinlankatours@gmail.com.

Thank LeeKitt
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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
Craig W
October 6, 2017|
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Response from vinay k | Reviewed this property |
1500 LKR for adults and 750 LKR for kids
anto t
June 5, 2017|
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Response from Hasna_Haris | Reviewed this property |
everyday 7.30am to evening 5.30pm