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. Make Hakgala Botanic Gardens a centerpiece of your Nuwara Eliya vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Nuwara Eliya driving holiday planner .
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  • The entry fee for a local is LKR 60 and that for a foreign national is LKR 1500. Not sure if the 25x price difference is justified One possible explanation for the fact we didn't see too many foreign ...  more »
  • Nice place to wander in the shade and rest as you wander across the hill country. The monkeys were great to watch as the played on the greenhouses. Very fun!  more »
  • Our driver suggested we stop here on route to haptule and I was thrilled we did - it’s huge and we could have spent more time Wondering around the beautiful diverse gardens and enjoying the impressive...  more »
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  • Nice place to check out for a leisurely stroll. The park was being worked on when we were there. The signs could have been done better because we got lost a bit. Overall a good place to check out
  • Simply spectacular. Was mesmerized for a whole two hours under the enchanting beauty. Well maintained and imaginatively curated. Do come early and spend at least half a day here. Well worth a visit if you're looking for some peace and solitude.
  • Well maintained park, people come here to see the vast array of trees. All trees are tagged with their common name and scientific name. 2 e-buggies to take you around the park. Half an hour ride for 2 costs Rs. 500. Charges a minimal 40 rupees for entrance for locals and Approx. Rs. 100 for foreigners
  • Beautiful and cool place to visit. You can even buy flowers plants. You can enjoy well. Ticket also very cheep.
  • Very good botanical garden nicely maintened ,clean and variety of plants could be seen. Shop also available for plants of your choice. You need a botanist to accompany you. I could also find a baby snake wriggling on the road.

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