The breath-taking Peradeniya Gardens, also known as Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, is a place that effortlessly flaunts the mesmerizing beauty of nature. The garden which is famous for its splendid collection of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees, also nurtures over 80 species of birds, 10 of which are endemic, over 80 types of butterflies, 20 kinds of reptiles, 15 kinds of amphibians and 18 types of mammals making it a treasure trove to ardent lovers of nature visiting Kandy.