Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, Kandy in heart of Sri Lanka is truly spectacular, much beyond a mere botanical garden, a paradise, riot of colours, heaven of orchids. A must see for all travelers to Sri Lanka. So huge that not easy for a normal traveler to see it in a day. Need to have ample time to enjoy its rarity. Situated in suburbs of Kandy, it is a huge botanical preservation with a large and unique collection of plants, trees, herbs, flowers and anything related to flora. Beautiful setting with walkways and gardens. Some of the rarest and oldest plants can be seen here too. Fruit bats, bamboo higher than a 3 story building, monkeys and plants/trees you wouldn’t see anywhere else. It holds an admirable collection of orchids, palm trees and endemic plants. Not to be missed by any plant lover.
Beautiful setting with walkways and gardens
Orchid house has a colour riot
Beauty of nature
Showpiece of Orchid house
Collection of Bamboo and palms
plants/trees you wouldn’t see anywhere else
Visitors trying in vain to put their hands around
Palms queued and lined up!
Water bodies add up to the setting
admirable collection of endemic plants
The Giant Java Willow Tree: Now this is a one huge and very old tree spread in a big area
Looks unlikely, but this is the heaviest wood that sinks in the water