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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 3 days ago

Beautiful and impressive botanical gardens near Kandy. There were some enclosed rooms housing orchids and some other plants, but the large majority of the gardens was an outdoor park with open fields, some ponds, and many walking paths. I saw some families and couples picnicking...More

Thank Carina O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Takes a couple hrs but its worth the walking and time. So well manicured and established. Really enjoyed the orchid house! Definitely worth the visit.

Thank emma f
Reviewed 5 days ago

The gardens were included in our itinerary of things to do. Our guide, clearly experienced in Stock Cars, Banger Racing and Indy 500 managed to get us there incident-free. I can't confirm that, my eyes were closed most of the journey. Sri Lankan drivers take...More

Thank benhuczek
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the best botanical garden in Sri Lanka. It contains almost every plant available in the country and some more. One of the greatest place for a weekend fun for a family. Anyway, there is a lack of dining places. It must be improved.

Thank benq w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens even at this time of year where lovely, we only had an hour as part of a day trip, but we didn't get around everything so could of done longer there, a must see if near Kandy

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gardens excellent as expected but well worth a visit to the restaurant. Had a leisurely 3 course buffet with tea/coffee, outside overlooking the gardens for only 1000 rupees. Thoroughly recommend it.

Thank Stewart B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden is beautiful and well kept, an extraordinarily sweet spot to wander around and escape the busy town. Great variety of plants and a nice Cafe/Restaurant to chill. We disliked that there are almost no benches. Some are scattered randomly around the park but...More

Thank Graf W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beautiful gardens are worth a visit if you are staying in Kandy. It took us 2 hours to strole around all the gardens, the palm tree roads are fantastic and the wobbly bridge is also fun. There is so much wildlife everywhere, chipmunks, bats,...More

1  Thank Foodie999999999
Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the world wide famous garden in Sri Lanka. such a huge amount of flowers,trees,plants and grasses. its near to Sri Lanka's longest river Mahaweli river. It is renowned for its collection of orchids. This garden is attached to it is the National Herbarium...More

Thank Hasna_Haris
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really wonderful place to spend couple of hours. Or even half a day. The weather in Kandy is not as hot as in other parts of Sri Lanka. So the garden is a nice place for a walk. You can enjoy exotic plants, see...More

Thank 889diana
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anto t
5 June 2017|
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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
19 March 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
6 March 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.