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Peradeniya botanical gardens - by bus from kandy?

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Peradeniya botanical gardens - by bus from kandy?

I have read in the rough guide that its possible to take a bus to the botanical gardens at Peradeniya

is this feasible / advisable?

any other tips about this place?

we'll be in Kandy for 2 and a half days - dont want to see animals especially, or rush around too much

thank you

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1. Re: Peradeniya botanical gardens - by bus from kandy?

Hi there,

Yes generally for Kandy attractions tuktuk is safest but this one is on the Kandy-Colombo and Kandy-Eliya trunk roads so has almost one bus every minute. Just grab any bus leaving near the railway station in westbound direction, and be prepared for 10-15 mins of standing. (Seats are only for people getting in at the waiting stand and having lots of patience, as buses have no timetable but just depart when full.)

Cost will be around Rs 10-15 per person with the bus as compared to Rs 150-200 with tuktuk (5-7 km distance), so some savings at least.

Gardens _are_ lovely, don't miss the suspension bridge over the river at the far end and the fruit bat colonies in some trees.

Have a nice time,

<Erik> & [Sandya] - from Kandy so still loving her city...

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2. Re: Peradeniya botanical gardens - by bus from kandy?

Yes To Peradeniy enough of buses from Kandy at evey minute.

Nishantha

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3. Re: Peradeniya botanical gardens - by bus from kandy?

great!

so if we catch the bus when do we know to get off?

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4. Re: Peradeniya botanical gardens - by bus from kandy?

Yep, not difficult. The best landmark to look for is Getambe vihara at Peradeniya, you'll see a big dagoba to the right of the road with some smaller shrines. And at same time, left of the road the vihara buildings proper. The entrance to Peradeniya Gardens is 100 meters later, on a crossing with a roundabout.

But your tourist guide will also have a Kandy area map presumably, and anyone in the bus will be willing to help you - with sign language or not. Just as 'botanical gardens here out?'...

Enjoy,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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