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Best Sightseeing Tours in Kandy

If you are travelling to Sri Lanka to spend your vacations, there could be no better way than to start the trip than with Kandy sightseeing. Kandy, a small town in Sri Lanka, has a lot to offer when it comes to tourists spots. From ancient ruins and rock fortresses to the caves and temples, from forest reserves to national parks, and from mountains to the lake, Kandy is a place rich with natural and artificial heritages. Whether you are a nature lover or a sucker of urban lifestyle, Kandy is the right place for you.

For Kandy sightseeing, you can choose different flexible packages. Different packages are designed to meet different needs of people. Generally, these are designed with exclusive features (such as activities) included in it. You can opt for a scenic aeroplane tour in the mountainous town of Kandy, or you can opt for a trekking package that offers you with activities like rock climbing, plain excursions, etc. The costs of different packages are listed below:

Aeroplane tour- Rs 8506 per adult
Highland tour- Rs 5444 per adult
12 hours day tour- Rs 4423 per adult
Trekking to knuckles mountain ranges- Rs 12242 per head
Highland tour to Kandy- Rs 7485

To make your sightseeing tour in Kandy fun and exciting, you can purchase the packages that offer adventurous activities. Most of these packages include trekking and rock climbing as two of the main activities. Other common facilities included in the packages include luxurious accommodations, delicious meals, breakfasts, snacks, etc. You can also enjoy camping in the mountains, or in the reserved forests. Tourist guides are available for instructing you, whereas there would be trained instructors on your trekking trip. The sightseeing packages offer trips to some of the famous places in Kandy such as Sigiriya (ancient ruins of forts), Dambulla Cave, the Temple of the Tooth, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kandy Lake, museums in Kandy, etc. With so many sights to see and so many activities to take part in, the Kandy tour in Sri Lanka will definitely thrill you.

Popular Packages

Package Name Duration Price Rating Details
Excursion to Riverston Gap in Sri Lanka 9 Hrs ₹ 5784 4.0 star View Details
Private Kandy City Tour 11 Hrs ₹ 4800 4.0 star View Details
Day Tour to Pinnawala, Peradeniya and Kandy from Colombo 8 Hrs ₹ 1700 4.0 star View Details
Historical Three Temples Tour in Kandy Flat 30% off 4 Hrs ₹ 1900 4.0 star View Details
Overnight All-inclusive Tea Plantation Adventure in Kandy 2D 1N ₹ 6700 4.0 star View Details
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    Excursion to Riverston Gap in Sri Lanka
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    Matale
    h9 Hours

    About the Activity:Get ready to feel the essence of Riverston, located approximately 30 km from the Matale town.Get picked up from your hotel in Kandy and commence your exploration by 8:30 AM in the morning after reaching Riverston and enjoy the view until it is dusk.V...

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    Private Kandy City Tour
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    Kandy
    h11 Hours

    Explore the wonderful hill capital city of Sri Lanka and visit most of the major sightseeing attractions in Kandy. Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.About the activity:This Kandy day tour is a p...

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    Day Tour to Pinnawala, Peradeniya and Kandy from Colombo
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    Kandy
    h8 Hours

    Kandy, a famous spot in the Sri Lankan city, imparts great richness in historical as well as religious composition. The location is widely called as the Temple Of The Sacred Tooth Relic that marks the habitat of several remarkable museums and iconic attractions. The spot...

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    Historical Three Temples Tour in Kandy Flat 30% off
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    Kandy
    h4 Hours

    Take a break from the beach and immerse yourself in Sri Lankan culture on this half-day tour from Kandy. Visit the most ancient and historically important temples – Embekke, Lankathilaka, and Gadaladeniya.About the tour:-You will be picked up from your hotel by an air-co...

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    Overnight All-inclusive Tea Plantation Adventure in Kandy
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    Kandy
    d2 Days n1 Night

    Kandy, a well-known place in the Sri Lankan city imparts great influence of its history as well as religious composition. The location is popularly called as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic that signifies the home of several exceptional museums and iconic spectacles...

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    Trek to Knuckles Mountain Range
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    Kandy
    d2 Days n1 Night

    The Knuckles Mountain Range implies to a prominent tourist spot, declared as the National Heritage and Wilderness Area by UNESCO. You can carry out a thrilling trekking activity that lets you trespass through beautiful forests and excellent trekking trails, occupied w...

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    Waterfall Trekking in Knuckles Mountain Range Flat 25% off
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    Kandy
    h13 Hours

    Experience a side of Sri Lanka other tourists rarely see in this waterfall-trekking tour of Knuckles Mountain Range. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has one of the most adventurous trekking paths in the country. The trek is about 10 KMs both ways. The journey begins and e...

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    James Taylor's Tea Story Tour from Kandy Flat 23% off
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    Kandy
    h7 Hours

    Enjoy a historical tea experience in the Loolkandura Estate in this 6-hour private tour. Learn about the creation of this historic tea plantation and its founder James Taylor, as you explore his legacy and discover the tea cultivation and production process. All entrance...

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    Nuwara Eliya Day Trip from Kandy - Flat 15% off
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    Kandy
    h13 Hours

    Your Kandy to Nuwara Eliya day trip kickstarts from visiting the 88 feet high Buddha statue, Bahiravokanda Vihar Buddha. This place also serves visitors with exquisite views of the entire town. On your way ahead, you will get to witness the tea processing process at ...

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    The Last Kingdom Private Day Tour in Kandy
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    Kandy
    h15 Hours

    Kandy, a famous spot in the Sri Lankan city imparts great richness in historical as well as religious composition. The location is widely called as the Temple Of The Sacred Tooth Relic that marks the habitat of several remarkable museums and iconic attractions. The s...

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    2-day Kandy & Nuwara Eliya Tour
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    Kandy
    d2 Days n1 Night

    Kandy, a famous spot in the Sri Lankan city, imparts great richness in historical as well as religious composition. The location is widely called as the Temple Of The Sacred Tooth Relic that marks the habitat of several remarkable museums and iconic attractions. The ...

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    Heeloya Village Trekking with Lunch
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    Kandy
    h10 Hours

    Heeloya, based in the Kandy district, implies to a peaceful village in Sri Lanka which caters great scope of sightseeing activities, rendering immense peace to the visitors.   The visitors get a chance to witness the typical village culture and the beautiful agricult...

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    City Tour in Kandy by Tuk-tuk
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    Kandy
    h7 Hours

    Kandy City is known for its alluring temples and numerous sightseeing spots and popular as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Learn the history and culture of the Kandyan kingdom with this Tuk-Tuk tour.About the activity:Enjoy a city tour in the last stronghold kingdom o...

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    About the Activity:Escape from the monotony of everyday life and explore the magical beauty of a paradise island with Cinnamon Air Scenic Flights in Sri Lanka. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of some of the most iconic landscape of Kandy, a picturesque town of the island as yo...

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    Kandy
    h8 Hours

    About the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Day Tour:- You will be picked from your hotel at 8:00 am for a tour to Pinnawala elephant orphanage from Kandy where you can enjoy a daylong adventurous expedition. - Spend a day amid the elephants and explore the largest home of wi...

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Attractions

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Tea Estate Trails

Waking up early in the morning and being served the finest bed tea by the butler will be a delight in itself. The tea planter will take you through the entire tea making process starting from the fields where the tea was first plucked and then taken to the factory where all the conversions take place. The tea trails will take you to the colonial era time. The afternoon cream tea is something to truly relish. The nearby places are an appropriate place to walk, cycle and biking.




Location:
 Close to Hatton, near Bogawantawala valley.

Highlights
: Ceylon Tea Trails, Sri Lanka which is a must watch.

Best Time:
December to April.

Price: The approximate price ranges from 484 LKR to 1626 LKR.

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Millenium Elephant Foundation

MEF is an estate as vast as 15 acres and is dwelling to countless of majestic elephants. The name of the estate, Samragiri has been inherited from the Samarasinghe family who have lived here for many generations. It is the only foundation where visitors are allowed to ride elephants bare back and interact with them with safety measures in the form of a educational tour. The foundation also provides a special Elephant Walk where you would be taken a 30 minute walk along with the animal.

MEF has charity trusts for the welfare of these humble animals.

Highlights: One hour educational walk and a tour of the museum, personally bathing the elephants, exotic walk on the grounds of the estate with an elephant, entry to Maximus Dung Paper factory.



Price: 2000LKR for foreigners and 100 LKR

Location: Randeniya, Hiriwadunna, Kegalle

Timings: 8:30 am to 4 pm, all days
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Commonwealth War Cemetery

This cemetery is maintained and served by the commonwealth war commission office. This graveyard is a humble reminder of those brave hearts of the country who sacrificed their lives protecting the nation’s honour during the World War II. The cemetery is beautifully kept and has over 190 tombs. Apparently, this place was initially known as Pitakande Military Cemetery and was owned by the Military authorities until it was taken over by the war Commission.

It is also noted that Army Graves from over 10 burial grounds have been transferred to this cemetery till 1958.  There are 6 commonwealth war cemeteries in Sri Lanka, but the Kandy War Cemetery is considered the best amongst all because of its stunning landscape and well kept land.



Highlights: The Kandy Botanical garden Location: Deveni Rajasinghe, Kandy

Price: No entry fee; the place is run by donation

Timings: 10 am to noon and 1 pm to 6 pm



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Royal Palace of Kandy

The Royal palace of the Kandyan Kingdom is the last reminiscence of the reigning King of Kandayan, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe. The palace dates back to the 14th century, yet witnessing the glory and glamour of the kingdom is stupendous. The Palace has seen scars from many wars and tremors of foreign invaders like the Portuguese.

The Royal court, another architectural capture has confronted many meetings formed by the king and it is here that the end of Kandyan Kingdom convention was signed.
The temple of Tooth contributes maximum attraction to the tourists. Even though, the original palace walls have been burnt and rebuilt, the interiors remain the same.




Highlights: Dalada Maligawa - Temple of Tooth (relic of Buddha’s Tooth), Royal Court (Magul Maduwa), Queen’s Bathing pavilion – Ulpange and the Royal gardens inside the Palace gates

 Location: Sri Dalads Veediya

 Kandy Price: Rs 100 per head Timings: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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Kandy View Point

The mesmerizing view point is located on the Rajapihilla Mawatha and is ranked 5th out of 105 tourist attractions in Kandy. The place is located near the Kandy Lake and is enclosed in breathtaking landscapes of mountains and meadows. From the city, you have to take the Rajapihilla Mawatha Route, after which a 1 km steep climb will guide you to the view point. You can also hire a tuk-tuk to reach the top.The panoramic view that you would get to see is worth the pain of the ascent. The entire Kandy town lies ahead of your eye, and from the top, you can also spot the Kandy lake and Dalada Maligawa.



Highlights
: Panoramic view of the city, souvenir shops, art galleries

Location: Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy

Timings: Anytime during the day.

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Take a Walk around Kandy Lake

One of the greatest attraction and a must do for the visitors of the hill country, Kandy, is to take a walking tour around Kandy Lake which dominates the heavenly location with its cascading beauty. A silent stroll especially during the sunset time, enjoying the sounds of nature is a splendid way of coming close to Mother Earth and devouring the blissfulness. Being based next to Temple of the Tooth this is an artificial lake built in 1807 by the Royal King of Sri Lanka.

The whole walk is around 2.1 mile and consists of enchanting scenic splendor covered with several rest zones where one can sit and enjoy the harmony and serene beauty of the Temple and the lake. In the midst of the lake there is a small island with palm trees making the lake look more eye arresting.

 

 Location: Heart of the city, Kandy
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Ceylon Tea Museum

Located at Hantane, the 1925 vintage Ceylon Tea Museum is one of the important attractions of the hill country, Kandy in Sri Lanka. The Tea Museum is a building of four floors where from ground floor to second floor it’s all old machineries, library and auditorium. For purchasing lip smacking variety and flavors of Sri Lankan tea one must visit the third floor which is sales unit. The fourth floor comprises of a magnificent restaurant where one can enjoy a free cup and the captivating and breathtaking surrounding view of the hill country from the top. One can visualize Matale Range and Kunckles Range through a telescope positioned here. From the top it’s an encircling view of green landscape comprising tea plantations of myriad types.

 Location: Hantane Road, Kandy



 Best Time: Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30am to 4: 30pm

Price: 1070LKR for adults and 428LKR for child.(approx)
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Wales Park

For that perfect fun time along with your family and friends Wales Park is the best option for you while you are visiting Sri Lanka. For your bucket list this is another best places to visit in Sri Lanka. Situated at the top of a small hill this park overlooks the Kandy Lake, this park is known for its majestic view. This park is also known as The Royal Palace Park.

Highlights: There is one Japanese field gun in the park which was captured by the British 14th Army in Burma during World War II and presented to the city of Kandy by Lord Mountbatten.

Location: The Wales Park is located at Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

Price: The approximate price for the entry is 219 LKR.

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Traveller Tales from Kandy

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Girja Nayar

08 July 2019

On the way to Kandy from Colombo take a visit to see the Elephants. If your timing is right you see them having a bath in the river then cross the road back to the orphanage where they are feed and roa...

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Gautam Shah

08 July 2019

On the way to Kandy from Colombo take a visit to see the Elephants. If your timing is right you see them having a bath in the river then cross the road back to the orphanage where they are feed and roa...

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Ganesh Achari

08 July 2019

Was stunned with the city view one side and mountains on the other side. What a great day, Well spent

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Samir Varman

08 July 2019

Was stunned with the city view one side and mountains on the other side. What a great day, Well spent

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Aagney Banerjee

08 July 2019

All were exceptionally good. Driver was punctual and trustworthy Best memories as far as your services are concerned

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Rajendra Reddy

08 July 2019

All were exceptionally good. Driver was punctual and trustworthy Best memories as far as your services are concerned

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Bhilangana Gowda

08 July 2019

Amazing Tour! I don't think we have missed any architecture, spiritual and fun sites of Sri Lanka.

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Tanushri Kakkar

08 July 2019

Amazing Tour! I don't think we have missed any architecture, spiritual and fun sites of Sri Lanka.