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Royal Botanical Gardens

Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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“fruit bats” (140 reviews)
“orchid house” (301 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place, even though the weather wasn't great you could really appreciate the variety and amount of plants here. And things were labeled if you were interested in knowing the names. The orchid house was stunning. Unfortunately when we went the cactus house...More

Thank Seema M
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit and worth the trip. Wear comfy shoes and try to go when it's not super hot. Beautiful garden. Huge and varied. Plan to spend 2-4 hours but be prepared just to wonder around. I found the orchid house to be especially...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

For those interested in trees and flowers their collection is very good with signs explaining some of the species. For those that just want a relaxing place to take a stroll it is also very nice.

Thank nl23
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Kandy is the city in Sri Lanka that most reminded me of India – hectic and dirty and polluted with no sense of urban planning. So, what a relief to find this beautiful botanic garden. There are lovely orchid and cactus houses, and the gardens...More

Thank ricky_indo
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A beautiful place to spend a few hours. A small orchid house, really large mature trees mainly labelled so you know what they are. Many spice trees and colourful gardens. But the best bit are the hundreds of fruit bats flying around.

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We have never seen anything like this before. Certainly do not miss a visit to this place. You will not be disappointed

Thank miluseocadlikova
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Great place to see if you are in Kandy. I can only recommend to be there as soon as possible in the morning, so you can enjoy the first hour almost alone. The highlights are : - The giant bats which are nesting in the...More

Thank Christophe_Lap
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The botanical garden was astonishingly beautiful. It is the manifestation of Sri Lanka's rich and fertile "flora". There is plenty to see, and you can walk around for hours, so make sure you have water with you and a hat.

Thank babarozsi
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is a huge garden and involves a lot of walking. Wear comfortable shoes if you plan to visit, or hire a golf cart to take you around. Beautiful place to spend an afternoon amidst lots of greenery. The start attraction is the Orchid House....More

Thank Soumyak S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The Royal Gardens at Peradeniya has been a royal site since 1371, when King Wickramabahu III held court there. Now, there are over 4,000 species - including more than 300 varieties of orchids. Everything thrives on this lush 147-acre site, which also boasts a suspension...More

Thank Judi L
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anto t
hi what are the visiting hours ?
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
Hii, what is the recommended time to spend there?
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
Hi Everyone, is there extra cost for the buggies or carts that ply inside? How many people can they sit at a time? Do they have any fixed timing or available all the time?
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.