KANDY : This sacred Buddhist site, popularly known as the city of Senkadagalapura, was the last capital of the Sinhala kings whose patronage enabled the Dinahala culture to flourish for more than 2,500 years until the occupation of Sri Lanka by the British in 1815. It is also the site of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (the sacred tooth of the Buddha), which is a famous pilgrimage site. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.
Kandy is very popular due to the annual procession known as the Esala Perahera, in which one of the inner caskets used for covering the tooth relic of Buddha is taken in a grand procession through the streets of the city. This casket is taken on a royal tusker. The procession includes traditional dancers and drummers, flag bearers of the provinces of the old Kandyan kingdom, the Nilames (lay custodians of temples ) wearing their traditional dresses, torch bearers and also the grandly attired elephant. This ceremony which is annually held in the months of July or August, attracts large crowds from all parts of the country and also many foreign tourists.
Kandy City Tour
Start from Kandy hotel around 8.30 am and 15 minutes drive to Royal Botanical Garden, way back to Kandy Second World War Cemetery and white Buddha view point. Before start second step, you can enjoy Sri Lankan Traditional Food lunch. And evening visit Arthur’s Seat view point and Udawattakele Forest Reserve. At 5.00 pm, most famous cultural show “Kandyan Dancing Show”.
At 6.30 pm, finished the tour with go to Temple of Tooth Relic. 7.30 pm drop your hotel.
Matale, Dambulla, Sigiriya Day Tour
Start from Kandy 7.30 am, drive to Sigiriya 3 hours drive. Visit Sigiriya rock and break to lunch. Way back to Kandy, most famous Dambulla Rock Cave Temple and Hindu Temple, Herbal & Spice Garden at Matale.
Evening 6.30 pm drop at your hotel in Kandy.
Three Temple Loop Tour
Start from Kandy hotel after breakfast. It is also great temple tour with hiking. 15 km from Kandy to Embekke by car. After start to Gadaladeniya by foot, middle of the way we can see Lankathilaka temple.
Way back to Kandy break at Tea Factory and Royal Botanical Garden and drop of Kandy City Center.
White Water Rafting Tour
After breakfast transfer to Kitulgala. Join water rafting in beautiful Kelani River. When finished, way back to Kandy “Ambuluwawa” mountain hiking.
4.30 pm drop to hotel in Kandy.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Tour
7.30 am start from Kandy to Pinnawala and join to activities in the orphanage. Return to Kandy en route you will visit the Millennium Elephant Foundation; you could do elephant bathing, feeding and safari.
En route famous Herbal & Spice garden, Bible Rock view point, Tea Factory and Botanical Garden. Drop to Kandy 4.30 pm in the evening.
Special Hiking One Day Tour
Private Day Tours From Kandy : We offer private Day Trips, Day excursions and Day tours by Car, Van & Tuk Tuk with Local and Private Tour Drivers from Kandy.