Hakgala Botanical Garden 736 views

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Recomended duration
2+ Hours
Best time of the year to visit
March to the end of April
Rainy season in May-Aug and Oct-Dec
Open Hours
8.00 AM to 5.30 PM


Little bit about Hakgala Botanical Garden

Hakgala Botanical Garden is one of the elegant and lovely gardens and the second largest in Sri Lanka. The garden has a cool climate because of its height of 5,400 feet above the sea level. Flowers start to bloom from December and the garden is colorful till February. During the off-season, the weather is chilly and remains green. The garden comprises many tropical and subtropical plants. You will see all colors of roses in the rose garden and orchid flowers are gorgeous. The garden was established in 1861, under George Henry Kendrick Thwaites as an experimental cultivation of Cinchona, a commercial crop at that time. When Tea replaced the Cinchona, it was converted into an experimental area for tea cultivation, and then a botanical garden in later years.



Things to know before you go

  • Hakgala is just 10 - 15 minutes from Nuwara Eliya
  • Temparature can be around 15 c specially from Dec to Feb


Adults (12+) LKR 1,500
Children (below 12) LKR 750
Students (Need proof) LKR 1,000


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