The last standing kingdom of Sri Lanka , Kandy is home to one of the most famous botanical gardens in the country. There are five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka and Peradeniya definitely is the most famous one. It is the largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka and regarded as the finest of its kind in Asia. Most hotels in Kandy Sri Lanka promote visiting this beauty.
Located in the heart of Kandy it is easily accessible and many tourists, as well as locals, make their way to the gardens daily. Most who have stayed at the Hotel Hilltop Kandy have recommended it for being a great place to stay when visiting the gardens as there can be trips organized through the hotel itself.
The garden is bound on three sides by the Mahaweli River. There are various sections in the garden that take the breath away from the tourists. The Orchid House and Gardens are one such dedicated section. The visitors are met by the exotic blooms of Cattleya, Dendrobium, Arachnis, Oncidium, Phalaenopsis, Vanda as well as their hybrids. Here you can also see the world’s largest Orchid as well as those that are not only tropical. The fernery garden is just adjoining the flower garden , it is highly commended for the landscape and the intersecting paths. It is also well shaded as there are canapes and vines are seen climbing up to form a natural roof. The palm avenues within the gardens are often backdrops for photographs there are three located within the garden. There is also a lake situated within the gardens with the bamboo collection near it. Around the lake, one can find Papyrus of the Nile while the center of the lake is covered with different plants.
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