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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.
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.
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