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Royal Botanical Gardens

Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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  • Average6%
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“fruit bats” (151 reviews)
“orchid house” (331 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
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+94 81 2 388088
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Undoubtedly massive gardens, displaying a huge variety of trees, plants and herbs. Plenty of washrooms and trash cans all across the park. However, some flaws - very expensive for a foreigner (at 1500 LKR per person), the maps on boards dont match with the literature...More

Thank Garytan711
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Royal Botanical Gardens in Kandy are varied and beautiful and not to be missed. The orchid house is particularly impressive. It is also interesting to view the names of the myriad of world leaders who have planted a tree in the gardens over the...More

Thank Martin W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although it's a relatively small garden, it had a fairly large selection of species and it's very well kept. The layout is charming. The orchid house and both palm drives are a must visit. Double coconut trees were fascinating, I wish I could have drunk...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A highlight of our trip to Kandy, would have liked to spend more time there. We had an excellent and knowledgeable guide,Mr Palipana BSc ( Botanist). Thoroughly recommend him, especially if you have an interest in Botany, Horticulture, or just love gardening. He has written...More

Thank Distinction18
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited many gardens during my travels, but not too many better than this. Perhaps the highlight of our trip to Kandy and one you should not miss if visiting this City. They are situated some 5/6K out of the town centre and are huge,...More

Thank Mojoblue717
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful and well kept gardens with huge variety of plants and trees. I loved the orchid house which had incredible variety of orchids. The double coconut trees and the giant bamboos were another interesting find in the park. Quiet a bit variety of fern...More

Thank Tulika_sac
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well kept gardens to stroll through. Spent an enjoyable couple of hours away from kandy city life. Watch out for the bat's and the monkeys.

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These huge botanical gardens contain every type of tree and plant imaginable. Huge fig trees, enormous avenues of pines, and everything blazing with all the colours that the world contains. But my favourite moments were seeing clouds of bats flying amongst the tops of the...More

Thank Peter T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This garden was the highlight of our trip to Kandy. It’s huge and well maintained with signages and maps to guide you. We spent two hours here but could have easily spent more. The tickets aren’t expensive either (LKR 1500 pp). The toilets could do...More

Thank Supriya K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are lots of things to see in Royal Botanical Garden. we started with orchid house, coconuts and seeds house; saw tree full of rats hanging on it. Nice big park. There is no queues or any disturbance. good place to spend day

Thank Anna P
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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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Nafeeha R
January 14, 2018|
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Response from PMalar | Reviewed this property |
Took a Long leisurely walk - about an hour and half and stopping to read the sign boards, walk round the pond and the bridge.
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546jill
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
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