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12 Hrs
Availability : Throughout the year
Overview

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 centre 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 centre 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.

What to Expect

You will be picked up at your hotel in Colombo at approximately 7am and transported to Kandy. En-route, stop-over at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. It is a place, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian Elephants.The aim of the orphanage is to stimulate a natural habitat to these elephants however there are some exceptions the elephants are taken to the river twice a day for a bath and all the babies less than three years of age are still bottle fed by the mahouts and volunteers.

We will also visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Visit View point in Kandy. Later do the  city tour of Kandy town and the surrounding areas and visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic. Later we will continue to Kandy this royal city, sheltered by the hills and looped by the Mahaweli the longest river of Sri Lanka.
And then drop you at the Hotel in Colombo during late evening.

IS THIS DAY TOUR FOR ME?

This tour is ideal for those who love to explore the culture and are fans of elephants in particular.

IS THIS DAY TOUR FOR ME?

This tour is ideal for those who love to explore the culture and are fans of elephants in particular.

CAN IT BE TAILOR-MADE?

Yes, we can customize the tour for you. If you wish to go to any place not mentioned in the route, simply inform us in advance and we will make the arrangements.

WHEN TO GO

Throughout the year is ideal. This tour usually begins at 7.00a.m as mornings are the ideal time to visit the Pinnawella elephant orphanage.

TRANSFERS

Hotel – Tour Attractions – Hotel

Important Information

  • Departure PointKandy
  • Departure Time07:00pm - 08:00pm
  • Duration12 Hrs

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Fuel surcharge

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

THINGS YOU WILL DO

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Royal Botanical Garden

Visit the Temple of the Tooth

Spice Garden

Places you will visit
  • Royal Botanical GardensThe 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.
  • Dalada MaligawaSri Dalada Maligawa, also known as the Golden Temple or the Temple of the Tooth is a venerated Buddhist worship location as it preserves the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. A noticeable feature of the Temple is the golden canopy that makes it easily identifiable from far away.
  • Spice GardenEnjoy Sri Lanka’s world renowned spices in a garden where it smells of cinnamons, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and mace that overwhelm your senses! A garden with most spectacular specimens that are bound to make you realize that the Sri Lankan culture has so much to offer than what maybe shown from the outskirts.
  • Kandy View PointKandy, 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.
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