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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  • When you are going to Nuwaraeliya area you can go and visit this place. It's a botanical garden with different kind of species of flowers, plants, trees. If you are not a nature lover do not go. You w...  more »
  • Beautiful well maintained park.. best to visit in April or May I think..tips on touring the place is not available. Severely understaffed in maintenance, management and sharing information about the p...  more »
  • We had heard so many good things about this garden. But when we visited we were very deeply disappointed with what we saw. There was hardly any flowers and the whole place looked as if it had been tak...  more »
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  • Hakgala is the second most famous botanical garden in Sri Lanka. Got so many verities of flora, most of them are indigenous to Sri Lanka. Best time to visit is on April, May season where the flowers are blooming on most of plants. Inside got small shops so u can buy bottled water and snacks. And also there are toilets also. Please make sure not to pollute the garden by throwing waste. Staff is very strict about it.
  • Wonderful place to spend time with family at. Amazing scenery and exhibits that were quite stunning and mesmerizing to the photographic eye. Great place to go for a nice stroll , to do photography or just overall have some fun
  • A must visit place if you are in nuwaraeliya.beautifully landscaped with a wide variety of trees and plants. You can either take a golf cart tour or just enjoy a very relaxing walk through the trees along the pathways. Good for a family outing and a good place for kids. Plenty of scenaries if you are looking for photographic backgrounds. Can learn a lot about plants.
  • Beautifully managed botanical garden. Nice location to spend the day. Parking is a bit of a problem.
  • Beautiful place. But don't go around March. Because they are planting new flowers and most of areas are out of visit.
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