Hakgala Botanic Gardens, Nuwara Eliya

Hakgala Botanic Gardens - A Quick Overview


Address: Peradeniya-Badulla-Chenkaladi Hwy, Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya

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Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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Botanical Garden, Walking Area, Leisure, Family And Kids

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About Hakgala Botanic Gardens, Nuwara Eliya

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/child LKR 1100/550; $5

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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Hakgala Botanic Gardens, Nuwara Eliya Reviews

  • Great experience, even if the season starts at april. We took a walking trip through the different gardens and also we asked for a golf card tour. It worked great together since the driver was a botanical expert, pointing us to many details we would not realize on our own.

  • it is the best botanical garden in srilanka in my opinion. lots of trees,flowers and cool places in the garden. if you are lucky may see some endemic birds as well.

  • Nice place to check out for a leisurely stroll. The park was being worked on when we were there. The signs could have been done better because we got lost a bit. Overall a good place to check out

  • Very interesting place. Beautiful landscape. Well maintained. Great importance for the ones who love to study about the plant kingdom.

  • Simply spectacular. Was mesmerized for a whole two hours under the enchanting beauty. Well maintained and imaginatively curated. Do come early and spend at least half a day here. Well worth a visit if you're looking for some peace and solitude.

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