Hagkala Botanical Gardens, parks, and temple tour from Nuwara Eliya
Excursions & day trips

Hagkala Botanical Gardens, parks, and temple tour from Nuwara Eliya

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 8 hours to 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See boasting a wide variety of flora and fauna with vibrant, blooming flowers
  • Visit where Sitadevi had been imprisoned by King Ravana
  • Stroll through the winding paths and enjoy the serene atmosphere at Victoria park
What to expect

You will be picked up from the hotel or the center at 7.30 am and head to three of Sri Lanka's top attractions!

You will start your visit with the splendid Hakgala Botanical Gardens situated in a picturesque setting in a short distance from the town of Nuwara Eliya. During your visit, you will encounter a remarkable selection of thousands of flora species. Originally used for the cultivation of cinchona and tea, the Hakgala Botanical Gardens is the second largest garden among the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka.

Then, you will head to Seetha Amman Temple, one of the most important Ramayana-related places in Sri Lanka, located in the hills of Nuwara Eliya. This place is believed to be the site where Sita was held captive by Devil King Ravana, and where she prayed daily for Rama to come and rescue her in the Hindu epic, Ramayana.

Finally, you will proceed to the lush green Victoria park that was formally named in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. This place is famous among bird lovers too as a large number of birds can be observed. You will have a picnic lunch in this serene atmosphere and proceed back to the hotel at about 4.00 pm.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation
    • Guided tour
    • Entrance fees
    • Lunch
    • Water
    • Government taxes
    What's not included
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Tips (optional)
    Where

    Pick-up from your hotel in Nuwara Eliya

    Meeting point:

    During booking, you will be asked to provide your pick-up address.

    What to remember
    • Please contact our local provider at least 48 hours before the tour to schedule your pick-up time
    • The schedule is subjected to traffic conditions
    • Please note that breakfast is not included on this trip. It is advised that you eat breakfast before you are being picked up, or packed food to eat on route
    • Not suitable for expectant mothers or guests with heart conditions. You must be in good physical health to take part
    • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes suitable for cycling, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a sunhat
    • Children under 3 years of age are not allowed
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Aitken Spence Travels
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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