Kandy is a beautiful hill station or you could say the hill capital of Sri Lanka which has also served the last ruling king of Sri Lanka before Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte became the official capital of democratic Sri Lanka. The city is filled with some of the most surreal attractions and experiences that would be certainly get stitched to a tourist’s heart for the whole life. The city will mostly favor a tour of the lush green scenery where small Portuguese-styled house chimed the journey every now and then.
With our one-day Kandy city sightseeing tour, explore the raw beauty of Kandy and realize the shimmering beauty of the city which still favors the rural world. During this tour, you will also stop for a lunch break where you will savor the rich delicacies of Sri Lanka.
- Explore the sprawling Temple of Tooth.
- Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
- Enjoy a peaceful walk in the royal garden of Kandy.
- Watch the traditional Sri Lankan dance performances at Kandy Cultural Show.
- A guided tour of the Spice Garden of Kandy.
Day 01 : Pick-up from Hotel – Sightseeing tour of Kandy – Drop to Hotel
One-hour prior to this Kandy City Sightseeing tour, you will be picked up from your hotel room and will be educated about the various guidelines that you need to strictly follow during this tour. Since Sri Lanka imposes certain restrictions to its tourist so, it is necessary that you listen to those guidelines very carefully.
Places you will Visit
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is 25 acres of breeding ground where wild Asian elephants are nurtured and cared. About 100 elephants live in here and the orphanage also offers a walking tour of how it actually works in reality. As per the daily routine of this orphanage, elephants are taken for a bath twice a day to a river and the Baby elephants are fed via a bottle by the volunteers from different parts of the world.
Sri Dalada Maligawa or The Temple of Tooth is a very sacred Buddhist temple in Kandy which also registers the highest number of visitors every day. The temple is built in the form of a stupa and a dome-like structure ornated with pure gold rest on the ceiling of this beautiful temple. The temple has various ancient wall paintings, intricately carved corridors, ancient times queen bathing pavilion, and a museum where many relics are exhibited for the interest of its visitor.
Royal Botanical Garden
Royal Botanical Garden is named after the long tradition of opening its gates for the royalties of Kandyan but now, the garden is opened for tourists and locals. The garden is sprawled over an area 60 hectares and is famous for harboring different species of flowers. The most striking part of this garden is creatively lined orchid trees along the roads.
Spice Garden in Kandy is a place where you can sniff all those rare spices found in Sri Lankan and in their raw originality. The garden is sprawled over a huge area with different varieties of spices like cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, and mace. This garden is situated on the outskirts of Kandy so, you will be seeing more a rural world of Sri Lanka during this tour. So, it will a good walk to read how spices are planted and later, converted for human use.
Kandy View Point
Kandy View Point is a beautiful point up on a hill which will require you to trek down to that place. And from here, you will have a surreal and picturesque scene of the whole town of Kandy. During sunset, the town mostly shimmers with lights from the houses and will give a rather unrealistic view. So, this will also be a stunning excursion to explore.
At 12:00 PM – You will be taken to a local restaurant where you will enjoy some famous Sri Lankan cuisines.
- Pick-up and drop will be from your hotel room.
- A lunch with a taste of local cuisines.
- All the transfer in and around the city will be via a privately shared vehicle.
- Any personal expense like camera fee, baggage fee, etc.
- Any type of partake in activity at these places.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q.Why is kandy famous?
A. Kandy is famous for being home to the temple of tooth relic. It has gained popularity as a Buddhist pilgrimage site.
Q.Suggest things to do in Kandy.
A. The things to do in Kandy are: visit to botanical garden, strolling through the quaint kandy streets, day trip to sigiriya, visit to temple of the tooth relic.
Q.What can i buy from kandy?
A. Souvenirs that you can take back from kandy are: local handicrafts, different types of authentic teas, handloom products, batik materials etc.
Q.What is the best feature about Kandy?
A. Kandy is known for its spirituality, laid back charm, peaceful environment, meditation centres etc.
Q.How many days should i spend in Kandy?
A. 2 to 3 days is minimum requirement to explore at least all the famous places in Kandy.