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New Paradise Spice & Herbal Garden

Kandy Rd, Utuwakanda, Mawanella, Sri Lanka
+94 35 2 241693
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Visited at the suggestion of our driver. Total rip off! Overpriced and dodgy! Felt pressured into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warragul, Australia
Still doing the same dirty sales tactics

There haven't been any reviews of this place for a while, but having been taken to this place by... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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“Still doing the same dirty sales tactics”
Kandy Rd, Utuwakanda, Mawanella, Sri Lanka
+94 35 2 241693
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited at the suggestion of our driver. Total rip off! Overpriced and dodgy! Felt pressured into purchasing goods. On our return to our hotel we discovered items in the bag we did not purchase but had been charged for. Have emailed company and also the...More

Thank jandpjolley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There haven't been any reviews of this place for a while, but having been taken to this place by our tour driver earlier today, I can confirm that they're up to the same tactics described by others on TA. Avoid this place at all costs!...More

Thank LovelyDinosaur
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Very, very short tour, followed by half hour long sales-pitch product demonstration, complete with unsolicited massage which they expect a tip for,. and they want a tip for the 'tour' i.e. product demonstration. Shop prices are a ripoff too, but they do the sadly common...More

Thank Rob I
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here (as well as many other tourist trap locations) as part of our Elephant orphanage/Kandy/tooth temple tour. Firstly, the tour round the garden took around 15 minutes. It involved mainly looking at different trees and roots, whilst having the associated herbs, spices and fruits...More

2  Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 15 August 2016

As mat people here have said....this is a front to sell various concoctions at vastly inflated prices. We spent too much simply because we felt obliged. Be warned and don't even go in.

Thank Shazza_101neston
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Very very expensive place to buy from unless you're a billionaire. all the staff really seem interested in is selling to you at extortionate prices. see the review title.

Thank Ridcully0
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I went on this Groupon trip arranged by Sri Lankan Tours, it was amazing, except for the visit to the New Paradise Spice Garden. It was quite a disappointment. We were rushed through a garden of plants and trees that have amazing benefits for us....More

1  Thank Nish2013
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

A complete rip off . The garden is small and just a route to the demonstration of their products and the if sell . The guide chose goods for us at pace some of which we did not want and certainly not I such huge...More

1  Thank kdocking
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

This is incorporated into most little private tours as I'm almost certain tour guides get a cup of the extortionate prices we are expected to pay at the end of a it pathetic "tour" (sales pitch) through a little garden scattered with some shrubs, trees...More

2  Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Our freelance tour guide genuinely thought that this is the kind of place that foreigners would find interesting. And it was, and sometimes very funny (not intentionally), especially when our guide there sat us down and started man handling my boyfriend to demonstrate the benefits...More

1  Thank rkim511
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