Kandy’s Botanic Gardens

Photo courtesy: McKaySavage from London UK – Wikimedia Commons

Kandy was a cool change from the coast. In the mountainous interior, the landscape was lush.

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Palmyra palms, Botanic Gardens. Photo courtesy: McKaySavage from London UK – Wikimedia Commons

I travelled by bus out of the town to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya. The gardens were contained in a loop of the Mahaweli River.

An avenue of palms is what I remember most. Perhaps it’s because these Palmyra palms were the very trees systematically bombed by the Lankan army around the northern town of Jaffna.

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