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Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of…

South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in M…

  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

Medical Tourism – Dental Care …

The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

Hakgala Botanical Gardens – A Remarkable Botanical Showcase

If you love plants and gardens you are sure to be enthralled by the splendid Hakgala Botanical Gardens in Sri Lanka. Here you will encounter a remarkable selection of botanical specimens that are sure to capture the imagination of the visitor. As you experience the attractions of this botanical garden and other attractions in the region, an outstanding choice of accommodation would be Nuwara Eliya bungalows such as the attractive Scottish Planter Glendevon Bungalow.

The remarkable Hakgala Botanical Gardens are situated in a picturesque setting in the environs of the well-known Hakgala Rock a short distance from the town of Nuwara Eliya. From the gardens you will have the opportunity to admire spectacular views featuring many picturesque mountains stretching into the far distance. These gardens are considered to be one of the finest in the nation of Sri Lanka.

The Hakgala Gardens had its origins in the colonial era as a plantation created to grow the cinchona plant from which quinine was produced in order to fight malaria. Today however the gardens are a splendid sight with an array of lovely gardens of shrubs, roses and ferns as well as expanses of woodland. The gardens present an alluring sight with its flowing streams which are spanned by wooden bridges; birds can be seen flitting through the trees creating an idyllic sight.

Visitors will be enthralled by the Spice Garden at Hakgala which contains spice plants such as cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon. On the other hand the attractive Rose Garden features many unusual kinds of roses that will capture the imagination of the flower lover. Not to be missed is the popular Orchid House which contains many intriguing specimens including the world’s biggest orchid. Visitors should also make it a point to explore the Cactus House with its numerous exotic specimens. The Fernery and Rock Garden are two more features of Hakgala Botanical Gardens that will draw the interest of the visitor.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.

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