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  • Welcome to Wonder of Asia
    Sri Lanka

  • Wild Delights
    Despite its small land-mass, Sri Lanka proudly boasts endemism locations.
    of being one of the world’s highest ecological
    endemism locations.
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    Elegant comfortable accommodations from
    Boutique to Five Star Hotels in excitingly
    naturalistic eco-chalets to fascinatingly
    urban hotel atmospheres.
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    Entrancing sunrises to Serene sunsets
    misty cool climes to fascinating surfs.
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    wonderful whale-watching and lots more…
  • Historical Wonders
    Bewitching Ancient Sagas Chronicled in
    Ceaseless Time and Beauty
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    Cool breeze on your skin on a misty evening
    early-morning sun rays kissing your body
    lazily relax floating down the winding silence of a lagoon-canal
  • Natural Amazements
    Enchanting Endemism giving you stunning
    selections of specifically featured eco-systems

The Royal Botanic Gardens Peradeniya

These majestic gardens are situated just six kilometers from the beautiful central hills ancient city of Kandy and home to the Temple of the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha (the Dalada Maligawa.) Bordering the majestic and longest river in Sri Lanka the Mahaweli, this beautiful green-haven of 147-acres (about 60 hectares) accommodates thousands of plant life species bundled into a splendorous display, at Peradeniya. Established in 1821 by the British during their rule, the gardens have beautifully maintained sprawling lawns, flowering plants, majestic tall trees, ornamentals and tropical species of flora that include an orchid house displaying some of Sri Lanka’s and other regional beauties in all their exotic splendor. There is also a medicinal garden containing some of the most treasured Ayurveda and natural medicinal herbs that can be found in the region. Other specific attractions at the gardens are the artificial Lake, spice garden, a variety of palm-lined avenues, the Cacti house and Fernery. The gardens superb and interesting arboretum considered to be Sri Lanka’s very best, has thousands of trees spanning over 1,000 genres and is over a century old. A suspension bridge spanning the great Mahaweli and the Great Circle covering over four acres, has many trees planted over time by visiting dignitaries from as early as 1901.   One of the Gardens’ highlights is the century-old giant Java fig tree. This majestic tree has spread its, long spreading roots over an area of almost 1,500 M² surrounding and radiating from its huge trunk. A perfect location to enjoy a peaceful rest under this vast green sunshade during your walk around these wonderful gardens. The gardens are open from 7.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. throughout the year, however it is best to check with current opening times and ticket rates before planning your trip.



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