The Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens is a little haven located approximately 3 miles from the city of Kandy at an elevation of 1500 feet above sea level, that has consistently mesmerized visitors with its breathtaking beauty. Boasting a perfect Mediterranean climate, this botanical garden attracts almost 2 million visitors annually. Renowned for its fine collection of orchids, the Peradeniya is also home to more than 4000 plant species, most notably several exotic varieties of palm, the exceptional, Cannonball Fruit tree and the 130 foot high Burma Bamboo. Another notable highlight is the giant Javan Fig tree, with a massive trunk and umbrella-like canopy branches. Stroll through this lush botanical reserve amid the many wing-flapping fruit bats and hundreds of monkeys, followed by quirky and short lesson of the area by the botany-expert, Professor Palipana, who will truly bring to life all the beauty that you see around you.