The Peradeniya Botanical Garden In Sri Lanka Is A Paradise.

For Travellers It Is An Educative Tour To Visit The Botanical Garden.

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The article speaks about the beautiful Royal Botanical Garden at Peradeniya in Sri lanka. It is close to Kandy. The different varieties of plants haunt the visitors. They are very well maintained also.

Sri Lanka is famous for a number of natural destinations. There are beautiful beaches in Bentota, Beruwala, beautiful turtle hatcheries in Cosgoda, beautiful hills in Kandy, to name a few.

 

The Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya is a paradise. It is situated 5.5 kilometers away from the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. The area is huge 147 acres.

 

The entry tickets are high almost 1500 Sri Lankan rupees. In fact all the travel destinations in Sri Lanka have high entry fees.  The South African trees, the South American trees and the Asian trees are most in number in the Botanical Garden.

 

The most striking part is the flower garden.

It is at one end of the Botanical gardens. There is an artificially created cave full of vegetation. Many people from different parts of the world come to visit the Peradeniya Botanical Garden in Kandy in Sri Lanka.

 

The name came from the term Peru meaning “guava” and Deniya meaning plain. So the Botanical Garden came to be called as Peradeniya. Pines, bamboos, lianas are the major forms of trees found in Peradeniya. As Sri Lanka is close to the equator, those trees which can adapt themselves to the tropical form of climate find place in the garden.

 

There are huge varities of ferns, orchids and lofty trees in the area.

 

The red flowering trees look very pretty. They make the entire area look like a paradise.

 

There are lawns and a number of natural pavilians. There are cabbage pavilions in the garden. There are unusual exotic species, especially palms (Palmyra, talipot, royal, cabbage) & Ficus elastica (latex-bearing fig or "Indian rubber tree" with buttress roots), an amazing avenue of drunken looking pines & some magnificent old specimen trees. Then there are Ebony collection, Fiscus collection, Cycad Collection, Flower garden, Medicinal Garden, Cactus house and Plant house.

 

There is an artificial lake created at the centre of the Botanical garden. There is also a Cannon-ball pavilion. A tiny stupa is created which show the work of Gautama Buddha. In India the relics and momentos of Buddha are kept in stupas. In Sri Lanka also the temple of tooth bears relics of Buddha in Kandy very close to Peradeniya. The trees and plants are cut in such sizes and shapes that they resemble the stupas of Lord Buddha.

 

Visitors should surely visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical garden. Not only the tour is educative, but also fascinating.

In respect of South Asian Countries, Sri Lanka is a fantastic destination which attract huge number of international tourists. Sri Lanka is famous for a number of natural destinations. There are beautiful beaches in Bentota, Beruwala, beautiful turtle hatcheries in Cosgoda, beautiful hills in Kandy, to name a few. Travellers from Europe, Canada, USA come for sunbathing and enjoy the tropical sea destinations. Sri Lanka provides many of them. While the jungles, forests, spice gardens of Sri Lanka are tourists’s delights, the hills and mountains of Sri Lanka are equally beautiful.

 

The Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya is a paradise. It is situated 5.5 kilometers away from the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. The area is huge 147 acres. It is situated in the hills. As Sri Lanka is a tropical country, there is cool winters, in Kandy, temperatures swearing around 15 degrees centigrade. It is very pleasant.

 

The entry tickets are high almost 1500 Sri Lankan rupees. In fact all the travel destinations in Sri Lanka have high entry fees.  The South African trees, the South American trees and the Asian trees are most in number in the Botanical Garden. These trees require typical soils which nurture them. Although the native soil of Kandy is similar to that of the South American countries, yet, by providing ideal conditions the trees are propagated and they grow very well.

 If the tourists want guides, they can get them also. It is another case that the guides charge fees because they brief the tourists about the speciality of different trees and plants.

The most striking part is the flower garden. It is at one end of the Botanical gardens. The flower gardens are so unique that the leaves are colourful, yet the flowers have separate colours. There is an artificially created cave full of vegetation. The roofs of artificially created caves attract people. There are leaves which fringe the roofs. Many people from different parts of the world come to visit the Peradeniya Botanical Garden in Kandy in Sri Lanka.

 

The name came from the term Peru meaning “guava” and Deniya meaning plain. So the Botanical Garden came to be called as Peradeniya. Pines, bamboos, lianas are the major forms of trees found in Peradeniya. Bamboos are grown as they symbolize longevity. They continue growing for a long time. Bamboo trees bring luck and the entire area gets adequate oxygen. As Sri Lanka is close to the equator, those trees which can adapt themselves to the tropical form of climate find place in the garden.

 

There are huge varities of ferns, orchids and lofty trees in the area. Those trees grow to around 40 to feet. They almost form canopy where it is difficult for the rays of the sun to penetrate inside the garden.

 

The red flowering trees look very pretty. They make the entire area look like a paradise. The colours are reflected on the other trees and it creates a fascinating experience.

 

There are lawns and a number of natural pavilians. There are cabbage pavilions in the garden. Cabbage is a staple vegetable for tropical countries. They grow the best during winter ranging from late October to early March. There are unusual exotic species, especially palms (Palmyra, talipot, royal, cabbage) & Ficus elastica (latex-bearing fig or "Indian rubber tree" with buttress roots), an amazing avenue of drunken looking pines & some magnificent old specimen trees. Pines usually grow at high altitude. As Kandy is in the hills it is easy for the pine trees to adapt to the conditions. Although it is not cold the alpine The rubber trees are very unique. Rubber is also grown in other South Asian countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore. Then there are Ebony collection, Fiscus collection, Cycad Collection, Flower garden, Medicinal Garden, Cactus house and Plant house. There is a separate section relating to herbs, medicinal plants and spice plants.

The list of spice plants is very long. There are ajwain plants there. There are sesame plant also called til in the native language. There is nigella plant also called Kalaunji. There is cumin plant also called jeera in native language. There is fennel plant also called mouri. There is saffron plant also called kesar. There is mace plant also called jaitri. There is asafoeteda plant also called hing. There is black pepper plant where the fruit black pepper is used in non-vegetarian food to make the food tasty. There is nutmeg plant also called jaifal. There is cinnamon plant also called darchini. There is cardamom plant also called elaichi. There is clove plant also called laung. Spices are only found in West Bengal in India, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in India and major part of Kandy in Sri Lanka.

 

There is an artificial lake created at the centre of the Botanical garden. There is also a Cannon-ball pavilion. A tiny stupa is created which show the work of Gautama Buddha. In India the relics and momentos of Buddha are kept in stupas. In Sri Lanka also the temple of tooth bears relics of Buddha in Kandy very close to Peradeniya. Majority of people in Sri Lanka are Buddhists. There are lot of Hindus and also Christians.

 

Visitors should surely visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical garden. Not only the tour is educative, but also fascinating. Even non-botanists find interest in the trees and plants. The researchers have excursions and study tours in Peradenniya Botanical Garden.

 

There are restaurants within the Botanical Gardens where the visitors can take food. But food again is very expensive in Sri Lanka. There are no items below Rs 1000 in Sri Lankan currency. Sri Lankans are both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. So all food lovers can enjoy native food which is spicy. There are delicacies like papads, chutneys and outstanding salads. There are varieties of fishes including cods, sardines, prawns, red snapper fishes and many sea delicacies.

 For visitors the general tips say, it is better to spend an entire day in the Botanical Garden. Visitors can have lunch in the restaurant. Thereafter they can visit the rest of the garden and the tour can end in the evening at sunset.


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  • souvik1  06-03-2017
    Thanks Nbillet. Yes the garden has many plants of different continents and they are nurtured in Peradenniya Botanical garden.
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  • nbillett  21-02-2017
    This is a vast amount of information. Quite a variety of collection found in the gardens. Thanks for sharing.
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  • souvik1  02-01-2015

    The plants and trees are collected from different continents in the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.

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