Beware of crocodiles and huge water monitors as you cruise down the beautiful Madu Ganga River in a small boat.
Visit Cinnamon Island and buy the tasty cinnamon right where it is grown. (Bring cash if You want to purchase cinnamon)
Please note You will need tickets for the boat hire.
147 acres in extent, started in 1374 as a pleasure garden for the Kings of Gampola and Kandy.
With more than 5.000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens.
There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (Royal Palm Avenue) was planted in 1905 and the Double Coconuts from the Seashells Island, with the largest seed of all plants in the world is one such avenue.
Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists.
Please note there is an entrance fee for visiting Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens.
Where spices and herbs used for the Sri Lankan cuisine and medication are grown.
The staff takes you on a guided tour in the garden explaining how each plant and tree grows and what uses the herbs or spices are good for in the ayurvedic medicine.
Ayurvedic medicine is a part of the country’s traditional health care systems, and is very commonly used in Sri Lanka.
After seeing the Spice Garden, it is possible to purchase remedies, such as oils, balms, creams and natural perfumes.