Hakgala Botanical Gardens - Nuwara Eliya

Hakgala Botanical Gardens - Nuwara Eliya

This is the second largest botanical garden out of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka, specially known for its cool climate. It is located nearly 10 km from Nuwara-Eliya town to southeast and is spread around 28 hectares of land. (Situated 5725 feet above the sea level). This botanical garden both serves as a tourist destination and also a historical site. According to folklore, King Ravana has kept princess Sita hidden in this place after abducting her. The creator of this botanical garden is the British botanist Dr, G.H.K Thwaites. He has first created this place in 1860 as a testing cultivation ground for cinchona plant which was then a commercial item. With time it has become a botanical garden for around 10,000 floras. Orchids and roses are the most popular flower plants that grab attraction of visitors. The peak season of the garden is the month of April which is the best time to see blooming flowers. This garden is opened for 365 days from 7.30 am to 5.00 pm, annually attracting 500,000 both local and foreign visitors. 

District
Nuwara Eliya
Location
Nuwara Eliya
Last Updated
2018 August 06
Classified
Park & Garden

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