Hakgala Botanic Gardens, Nuwara Eliya

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Take a relaxing stroll through the immaculately maintained hilly terrain of Hakgala Botanic Gardens. Of the 10,000 species planted here, the large collection of various orchids and roses remains the most notable. Large crowds arrive here on the weekends, making for good people-watching, while weekdays offer some peace and quiet. Walking through the hilly landscape can get tiring; rent a caddy for an easier way to tour the grounds. Our Nuwara Eliya trip itinerary planner makes visiting Hakgala Botanic Gardens and other Nuwara Eliya attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Definitely You have to visit it. Colorful pretty flowers and beautiful green spaces also you can see some birds and monkeys.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    If you've watched Peradeniya Botanical Gardens in Kandy then this is really worth viewing in order to do the same. Because of the height grow here lots of flowering plants. It was a feast for the eyes and see. Rose garden, Japanese garden and so much more. In addition to the plants you can see many beautiful birds and butterflies. You have to be reasonable mobility because it is sometimes pretty up and down. There are plenty of places to sit down and nice to look around. An hour or 2 to 3 have you ever needed to this garden quietly.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Good place to visit with lot of trees. If you want to enjoy day or half a day with trees, must see place. Use a electric car to visit the place (40 mins ride). 3 person car will cost Rs 500 and 7 pers...  more »
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  • April 26, 2017
    Very beautiful location. Best for photographer. However no suggested routes. Maps are shown in some places but hard to find the places when walking. It is better if directions are provided in several places. Also parking is not good. May be it is because the season during the time we visited. Road side parking they charge for that.
  • April 14, 2017
    This is by far the best botanical garden in the island. Just walking along the numerous pathways justifies your visit to the park. You will be greeted by numerous beautiful plants in formations - both flowering and non flowering. Butterflies and birds are abundant here. Endemic species of Monkey is also found here. This is a nature photographer's paradise!
  • June 15, 2017
    Amazing place to visit in Nuwara Eliya. Crowded at April holidays. Arrangement is very nice. Better to go early morning.
  • May 13, 2017
    As a park can be satisfied with the current situation :) well maintained. A Paradise for photographers. Can see rare flowers
  • May 15, 2017
    It's a garden people can experience the true diversity of the nature. Located in high lands with cool climate where you can explore the nature to it's depth.

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