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Royal Botanical Gardens

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Address: Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
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+94 81 2 388088
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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US$ 17.50*
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Private Full-Day Tour of Kandy Sights Including Kandy Cultural Dance Show
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US$ 63.00*
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Private Kandy Tour by Air-Conditioned Car: Do it All in One Day
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Full-Day Kandy Highlights Tour

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A nice walk amongst many different flowers and trees species

We have spent 2h30 in the gardens, which are very peaceful and allow to get away from the hustle of the city. There are many trees and flowers to discover, as well as several kind... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shi S
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have spent 2h30 in the gardens, which are very peaceful and allow to get away from the hustle of the city. There are many trees and flowers to discover, as well as several kind of animals, like fruit bats that we can clearly observe in a part of the gardens. The gardens are very well maintained, and walking through... More 

Thank Shi S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The royal botanical gardens in Kandy were beautiful, and a nice place to shade yourself from the heat. The gardens are massive, and would take you a long time to see it all. We stayed for around 1.5 hours and had a nice walk. It cost us £15 for 2 people. Beware of people asking you for money, especially in... More 

Thank BekkiAckerman
Karachi, Pakistan
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13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a huge land, around 147 acres with well maintained gardens. The best part was that they had golf carts for the seniors to take a tour of the botanical garden. They have a seven seater and a three seater golf carts. The cost of three-seater is Rs.1000 and for seven-seater it is Rs.2000. A one-hour ride would take... More 

Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent about 2.5 hours there, just wandering around. Many differnent trees and flowers. Dont miss the orchid house. There are also monkeys and huge fruit bats hanging from the tree. Worth visiting to spentd 2 hours in quiet and on the busy streets of Kandy.

Thank Manca K
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Royal Botanical Gardens (Kandy - Sri Lanka). Very beautiful. Dated 1747, the size: (147 acres = 60 hectares), over 4000 species of plants. The gardens inside: orchid house & garden, fernery, great lawn, the lake, spice garden, double coconut palms, flower garden, palm avenue, plant house & cacti, Bamboo collection, flowering trees & the arboretum. You need golf cart to... More 

Thank binmahmood
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice botanical garden, very well maintained, organised, clean and tidy. I definitely recommend it, if you have a day to spend in kandy this is really worth a visit!

Thank alex b
Woodend, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We entered via the suspension bridge (opposite side to the main entrance) and it was such a great way to enter walking across this bouncy bridge. View of the huge river you cross is pretty cool. We spent about an hour walking around. You could easily spend 3 or 4 hours but we were limited by only having a couple... More 

Thank johnboy3bw
Taunton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is clearing a popular wedding destination, when we arrived early in the morning, lots of wedding pictures were being taken in the beautiful surroundings of the gardens. There are such a wide variety of plants to look at, and with the help of a guide from the Botanical gardens, we were able to learn all about the uses of... More 

Thank pennybaker42
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its certainly large, with lots of flora plus birds n monkeys. It has some special displays eg orchid house. But if your used to strolling your city Park eg Botanical Gardens in Sydney or Central Park in NY etc...you are already spoiled for choice and you didn't have to pay for it.

Thank Barry M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely visit to the botanical gardens. It's large and has plenty of variety. It is maintained to a very high standard. It was very hot when we went so make sure you have adequate clothing/sunscreen etc. Just to note if you are a student there is student discount so bring your card along. It is also a lovely spot for... More 

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