The Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya
6 kilometres from Kandy on the Colombo/Kandy road were once the Leisure Gardens of a Kandyan Queen. The Gardens, spanning 150 acres, are a paradise of tropical foliage. It is motorable, with seats, gazebos, pavilions and a restaurant at the entrance. Highlights of the Gardens include the Great Palm Avenue, the Orchid House, the Pergola, the Octagon House, the flower-beds of hibiscus, cannas, bougainvilleas and croton.