General description: The Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens is the largest of the botanical gardens of Sri Lanka and the finest of its kind in Asia. In the Mediterranean climate of Kandy, the gateway to the central highlands, the Gardens lies at an elevation of 460 meters above sea-level, tightly bounded on three sides by the loop of the River Mahaweli (Great Sandy River), Sri Lanka’s largest river. During WWII the gardens were the headquarters of the allied command for the pacific.
Experience description: Your guide will buy your entrance. Your chauffer guide will wait for you in the vehicle outside. It’s a leisurely walk in a circular fashion. Our expert in Botany is a walking encyclopedia. Even if you have very little interest in Botany he makes the visit interesting and insightful with plenty of quirks and little side stories. For some it’s the best visit of them all in Sri Lanka.
Includes: We provide a guide and water.
Duration: 1.5 hours.
Suitable for children: Yes, the wide open spaces are great for kids who love to explore
Meeting time: 10am sharp at the Botanical Gardens
What to wear or bring along: Light, cool clothing, sun cream or a hat are recommended. Bring a camera along too!
Important to know: The walk through the Botanical Gardens is suitable for people of all ages. There are rest rooms inside the gardens and there is a cafeteria as well. Please do take water from the vehicle. You may need to take an umbrella to either protect you from the sun, or the rain.
Private or not? The visit is private. That said, there may be other people around at the site.