Kandy Sightseeing & Day Excursions Tour
Kandy, more popularly known as the hill capital of Sri Lanka, is an attractive tourist destination. Its history dates back to the 15th century, when it was the last royal capital of the country. The city is 115km from Colombo and is the second biggest city in Sri Lanka. Kandy has an abundance of culture around it, the Temple of the Tooth being the most popular attraction. The center of the city is situated in a valley which is elevated at 600m above sea level. Kandy Lake is an artificial creation by one of the past rulers and today, it is a scenic center piece of the town. Also, home to an international cricket stadium, Kandy brings in thousands of cricket fans. Sports, religion, history and culture, Kandy has it all. A Day tour of Kandy should not be missed out on your tour of Sri Lanka.
The tour is tailored for your convenience. Here we present many attractive places that can be visited in one day near Kandy. In this tour you can easily plan most of the tourist attractions you want to see in Kandy city. We value your preference and convenience first and give meaning to your precious time.
- Transport by Tuk Tuk , Group available car / van
- Accommodation facilities can be booked according to your wishes
- Visits to some waterfalls may vary depending on weather conditions on that day
- 8 hours tour and start at around 7.30 am
What You Can Expect
Sri Dalada Maligawa, also known as the Golden Temple or the Temple of the Tooth is a revered Buddhist worship location as it preserves the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. The most revered site in Sri Lanka is locally known as the Sri Dalada Maligawa and is a place of worship established in the 16th century AD. A visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a must when you are in Kandy. Situated adjacent to the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, the shrine overlooks the vast expanse of Kandy Lake.
Annually, during the Esala Perahera procession, the Relic casket gets paraded through the streets atop a male elephant. The 10-day festival is one of the largest Buddhist festivals in the world and the most significant in Sri Lanka.
The Botanical Gardens in Kandy are renowned for their beautiful flowers and trees; orchids in particular. The name Royal comes in because they were once upon a time only open to the Kandyan royalty. With 60 hectares of land, covering 2500 square feet, this is Sri Lanka’s largest and most impressive Botanical Gardens.
Kandy, the Cultural City of Sri Lanka, known for its natural beauty and traditional ways, Kandy will definitely be one of the best highlights of Sri Lanka. Take a sightseeing tour around the wonderful city of Kandy and grant yourself an awesome view of the heart of Kandy.
Established in 1975, Pinnawala elephant orphanage is a breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. The aim of the orphanage is to protect and care for the orphaned elephants in the jungles of the island. A natural habitat is presented to the elephants where they are taken to the river twice a day and elephants below three years are bottle-fed by volunteers.
- Transport by Tuk-Tuk Car/Van optional for group
- Nonalcoholic Beverages. (water ,tea, coca cola, fruit juice etc)
- All Entrance fee tickets to the places of visits
- English speaking private guide | Driver
- Accommodation (Can be booked according to your budget if required)