Hakgala Botanic GardensCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Peradeniya-Badulla-Chenkaladi Hwy, Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 1100 LKR
- Tags: Botanical Garden, Walking Area, Leisure, Family And Kids
Hakgala Botanic Gardens - Review
It lies under the Hakgala Peak, elevated at 5000-6000 feet, making it one of the highest in the World. It is the second largest garden in Sri Lanka. It is home to approximately 10,000 varieties of flowers, and the blooms are at its peak during spring. It’s famous for Orchids and Roses planted here. The garden also finds its mention in Ramayana as “Ashok Vatika”.
Hakgala Botanic Gardens Information
- They have a facility of taking you around in a Golf cart - which needs to be booked in advance.
Hakgala Botanic Gardens Ticket Prices
- Adult: 1100 LKR
- Child: 550 LKR
How To reach Hakgala Botanic Gardens by Public Transport
- Take a bus heading to Welimada, and get down at Hakgala Botanical Garden.
Restaurants Near Hakgala Botanic Gardens
- Genuine Humbugs Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Hakgala Botanic Gardens
78.38% of people who visit Nuwara Eliya include Hakgala Botanic Gardens in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
37.05% of people start their Hakgala Botanic Gardens visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Hakgala Botanic Gardens
94.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hakgala Botanic Gardens
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Hakgala Botanic Gardens, Nuwara Eliya Reviews
After all these years and numerous visits, the park still feels fresh. And the cool windy environment, spacious area and the flora and fauna can catch your mind and soul. The park seems little less maintained. But the sanitary and other options have improved. Now the park has a reasonably priced buggy drive throughout the park for you and your team. Little parking available but there are guys to charge you with a ticket even-though you have parked along the road 500m from park.
Nice view. Cheap entrance fee. Beautiful flowers, bushes and variety of plants. To travelling inside there is a cart service that better to book early. You can feel the smell of flowers in some areas. Navigation boards every where, also the maps. Inside there is a cafeteria and a plant shop. Pleasant feeling in cool environment. Will not let you bring polymer items (that will trough away)to inside.
The place is beautiful though not all the flowers are in full bloom when we visited the botanical garden. They have different areas for different kinds of plants so you can rent a buggy car to go around the area. It's so amazing as well to see those trees that have lived probably more than centuries ago. I bet the place is more wonderful to see during the flower season.
It is a huge park with lots of plants, flowers,gardens,trees with historical significance and with an amazing view of mountains and valleys and clean fresh air. But the contents of the park might make you boring after a certain time if you are not really interested in botany because all you see will be plants. Haven't seen any fauna too. But worth of spending your time in here with peace and tranquility.
Good place to take a walk. It is not only flowers but also have large bio diversity of trees and plants. Have two entries to the park. But no car park. Visitors has to park alongside the road. We have to bought a entrance ticket. No plastics allowed here. There is a small plant shop inside.
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The ticket price for local guests is Rs 60/=