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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 1 week ago

A lovely walk around the gardens, but when we went it was very hot so make sure you take plenty of water if you are spending a long time there. Very quiet especially after the noise of Kandy traffic. Monkeys in and around the place...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extraordinary collection of beautiful plants and flowers, but - as I've shared elsewhere - the policy of grossly overcharging visitors from some countries unconscionably high entry fees (rampant throughout Sri Lanka) left a horribly bitter taste. To see wealthy Sri Lankans enter for a reasonable...More

3  Thank Carlos Scott L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the guide books list this as a must-see in Kandy. While it is pleasant enough, there is nothing out of the ordinary. Perhaps it is the time of the year, but there was very little flowering plants. We went to the spice garden and...More

Thank KooKokKee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A huge garden with thousands of species of flora! From the tallest bamboos you would have ever seen to bonsai; variety of cactii to every type of orchid! Takes you around 2-3 hours just to explore the whole place. Charges 1500 rupees for foreign tourists,...More

Thank Yashvardhan V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend a visit to the gardens ..as a foreign tourist , expect to pay about $8 entry but it is completely worth it .Give at least 2 to 3 hours of your time as you can wander , sit and also get...More

Thank Valerie O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So a Botanical Garden wouldn't do much for me but wife does so we went. So glad I did. Cool, tranquil, well kept and interesting. Worth a good 2 hours. Loads of rest stations.

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beauty to behold. Coming from the desert this was an excellent place to visit. We saw many different types of plants and the atmosphere was just a lovely ambiance. I hope that everyone will visit the gardens when they come to Sri...More

Thank Jarrett P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to visit large spaces for a picnic and beautiful trees and shrubs. Also many birds and bats. Orchid house and wedding parties adings sri Lankan charm.similar in some ways to kew. If you love horticultural or just enjoy parks go we loved...More

Thank steveD4862CA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a historic park that has species of trees from all over the world. It's well maintained. Dont miss out on the 100ft tall Burma bamboo forest and orchid green house amongst monkeys, hanging bridges and some unique trees amongst others. However what marred...More

1  Thank slkone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

who wants to enjoy the nature? that people must visit their and see the magnificent threes, herbal and flowers

Thank GreenNatureTravels
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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
18 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.