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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 yesterday via mobile

A great place to just walk around and spend a couple of hours away from the busy streets. They have a great collection of plants from various places, the palm and orchid collections were especially attractive. I felt that the entrance fee was a bit...More

Thank matjaž p
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've never been especially keen on visiting botanical gardens, BUT this one in Kandy is really really worth visiting! (even with an entrance fee of 1500rs) The highlights in my opinion are the three palm avenues, bamboo garden and orchid house. The latter is a...More

Thank Eva P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You would get lost in this gem... it is simply amazing. I have never seen such a variation of tropical plants from royal palms to sausage trees to cannon trees. Plus it is not expensive and no crowded at all! Just go there in the...More

Thank babwara78
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stunning gardens, very well maintained. Nice open spaces, nice for a picnic and stroll. They have a nice café/shop to buy ice cream and refreshments. Beautiful.

Thank Alison W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A real highlight of our Sri Lankan trip. Beautiful palm lined avenues, ancient mystical trees and rolling lawns. The flying foxes were also an unexpected treat. Well worth spending a few hours there and taking a picnic. It's not huge but there's lots to see...More

Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For me, this is a must see in Kandy. The grounds are so well kept and are simply stunning in their diversity of flora and fauna. You could easily spend at least a half day wandering around at a leisurely pace and sitting out on...More

Thank POC-CW
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited these gardens with friends and our guide/driver. We spent a very pleasant two hours or so just wandering around admiring the flowers and the buildings and water features. The paths are well laid out and wheelchair accessible.

Thank Deryn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

can enjoy the walk around the trees. huge small and medium sizes. so much flowers. try the hanging bridge

Thank faarazri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got the local bus from Kandy which was very handy and dropped us door to door for only 21rupees per person. The entrance fee was high for foreigners at 1,500rupees but this is something we have come to expect in Sri Lanka. Would recommend...More

Thank Conor H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good place to visit as part of the visit to Kandy. We used the electric cart for Lkr 2000 which was worthwhile as the driver was very knowledgeable about the flora and the history. Downside is the poor toilet facilities ( donot even...More

Thank 1sjoe
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anto t
5 June 2017|
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.