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Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya
(4.5/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
If you’re a nature lover, don’t miss the chance to take a stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens, the largest botanical gardens in Sri Lanka, boasting more than 4000 different plant species. Established in 1843, the gardens sprawl over 60 ha (147 ac) and house countless local plants, as well as an array of interesting specimens from around the world. Admire the massive fig tree, over 100 years old, the giant bamboo plants, a colorful collection of orchids, and numerous other fascinating trees and flowers. Plan to visit Royal Botanical Gardens and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Peradeniya attractions using our Peradeniya holiday planner.
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  • Superb garden where you will find a multitude of varieties of species reported by a color code (some trees exist only in Sri Lanka), majestic orchids, of the most breathtaking flowers than the other. A place not to be missed
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  • Beautiful botanical garden, the entrance fee is justified. You can see palm tree avenues, Cactus and Orichideenhaus as well as many native tropical trees un plants. Especially the Flying Fox colony has us (24Tsd. copies), which hung in the trees, fascinated. Be sure 2-3 schedule hours, as the Park is very spacious. Unfortunately, almost no seating found time to make a break. We were here on Sunday, it was very crowded as a result of the local day trippers. Respect for around grazing monkeys gangs.
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  • On a stop over in Kandy whilst on an 18 day tour of SRI Lanka we visited the Royal Botanical gardens. We only had a couple of hours in the gardens which wasn't really enough to do the gardens justice....  more »