Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, commonly known as Peradeniya Botanical Gardens is a place that is wrapped in spectacular natural beauty. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka with annual visitor numbers reaching 2 million. It is the largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka and many hesitate not to rank it among the top botanical gardens in Asia. Located about 5 kilometres from Kandy, the Royal Botanical Gardens is a must visit destination in the region.
Within the enchanting territories of the gardens you will find over 4000 types of plants. Palm trees, medicinal plants and orchids are quite prominent among these. The orchids in the park easily steal the hearts of all visitors with their exquisite colours! Be sure to take your camera with you as these eye catching flowers are breathtaking indeed.
This is an attraction that boasts of a colourful history. King Wickramabahu III kept court at the area back in the year 1371 but the gardens were formally established in 1821 by Alexander Moon. The garden was initially used only for coffee and cinnamon plants. Expansions took place here in the year 1843 and it slowly started to grow and become more and more popular. In the year 1912, the administration of the gardens was handed over to Department of Agriculture.
You will find the experience of exploring this famous park truly quite relaxing. It is a perfect place to visit with your loved ones when travelling in the area. You will be able to have tours in Peradeniya Botanical Gardens arranged with ease as you explore the paradise island with Green Holiday Centre. The calming green territories of the beautiful park and the soothing climate of the region will make your experience of exploring it magical indeed!