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Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday

It is a big garden but the collection we expected was not there. The orchid section was excellent, rest portion not properly maintained. Entry fee is excessive, for srilankan it 60LKR but for others it 1500LKR which looked high in compare to the collection of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank nandi2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even if you are not into gardening, this is an amazing place. It's a huge site with some amazing plants and trees. It really is worth spending an afternoon here. Well worth the money.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dicksurreywoking_UK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An absolutely gorgeous garden. Cafes inside with food and drink. You can rent a golf cart to travel around if you want to avoid walking.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wanderlustinasia
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a beautiful garden and very well maintained. Although it was very busy when we wen there ( I think it was a Saturday), we still managed to find some quite places to enjoy the wonderful flowers and trees. We only had one and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SorinaRSC
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a few km out of Kandy but well worth a couple of hours. Its quite large but is beautifully kept, very well laid our and plants well signed. A family of monkeys can be seen near the palm trees beyond the lake; many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hedgehog44
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Botanists will love this vast garden paradise, as it's filled with a diverse and well organized garden. Most of the locals visiting here come as couples, seeking benches and shade for romance. So if you're a tourist with deep interest in plants, you'll find a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love royal botanical garden at peradeniya with very beautiful greenaries around the me.very nice land of the heaven.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sherry_dissa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our (Sri Lankan) tour guide used these gardens as a lunch stop: unbelievable ignorance. I went hungry and went on a very fast hour's walk around the periphery and wow, was it worth every minute. Their map plus frequent helpful signposts reassured me that I'd...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cumbrianomad
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not much impressed by the Botanical Gardens, which we found to be not much more than just a nice, quiet park. We spent no more than half an hour there, then a bit more time in a cute Laksala shop and a surprisingly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank worldnomad_01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya are about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It attracts 2 million visitors annually.The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.Attached...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Aleksandr D
24 March 2018|
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Response from NomadicTraveller7 | Reviewed this property |
Boris has answered your question. It is well worth visiting
10 March 2018|
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Response from Kricsfalussy V | 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
15 January 2018|
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Response from anildhingra123 |
The entrance is 1500 rs Sri Lankan per head. Ride on the electrical buggy is 2000 rs. Really worth it.