FEBRUARY 10, 2012
Itís a rainbow of colors at the Peradeniya Garden! Located just a few miles away from the heart of Kandy, the Royal Botanical Gardens, as it is also known to the travelers, can be just the right destination to spend a sunny day out with family and friends.
According to official records the initial signs of a botanical garden, being a part of the cityís outer precincts, can be traced back to as early as the 14th century. However, it was only after the British gained control of the region that the garden saw proper maintenance and beautification measures being taken. Earlier it was the site of a temple (built by King Wimala Dharma).
Orchids, medicinal plants and herbs as well as other decorative plants have been an integral part of this garden, adding on to its popularity among the travelers to Kandy. If natural beauty is what appeases you and if itís their company that you desire then there can hardly be any competitor to the Peradeniya Garden, in this regard.
The garden includes 300 plus variants of the original species of plants and herbs, as mentioned above, spread across a sprawling landscape of 147 hectares. Adored by the residents and the vacationers alike, the garden makes for a perfect getaway for those who wish to spend some time away from the city. Not that it is any less crowded than the places of attraction located in Kandy, with a whopping 1.2 million visitors choosing the garden as their destination of choice, every year!
Whatís more? You can also go for snack breaks or dig into a proper Sri Lankan meal at the restaurant located within the garden, offering quite a number of local specialties along with a choice of beverages. †
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